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Featured/referenced in Seeing White:

The History of White People, Nell Irvin Painter

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram Kendi

North Country: The Making of Minnesota, Mary Wingerd

Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota, Gwen Westerman

Good White People, Shannon Sullivan

Blood Done Sign My Name, Tim Tyson 

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-first Century, Dorothy Roberts

Buried in the Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America, Elliot Jaspin

White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race, Ian Haney- López

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America, Ira Katznelson

White Fragility (article), Robin DiAngelo (Book upcoming, 2018)

An Expert Responds to Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations, William “Sandy” Darity, Jr. (Darity’s book, with Kirsten Mullen, From Here to Equality, upcoming, 2018)


A smattering of other relevant books, in no particular order:

The Invention of the White Race, Volumes 1 and 2, Theodore W. Allen

White Rage, Carol Anderson

White Like Me, Tim Wise

De Colores Means All of Us, Elizabeth Martinez

The Half Has Never Been Told, Edward Baptist

From Slavery to Freedom, John Hope Franklin

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, Taylor Branch

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

The Fire Next Time (and anything else by), James Baldwin

The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein

Beyond Black and White, Manning Marable

Towards the Abolition of Whiteness, David Roediger

The Wages of Whiteness, David Roediger

Class, Race, and Marxism, David Roediger

Traces of History, Patrick Wolfe

Race Traitor, Noel Ignatiev

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life, Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields

Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism, L.A. Kauffman

Memoir of a Race Traitor, Mab Segrest

How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood

Waking Up White, Debby Irving

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison 


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