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Me and white supremacy
Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad. Praise: It should be mandatory reading ... Buy the book, do the work and then push more copies into the hands of everyone you know- Emma Gannon. Essential for all people who hold white privilege. This book will open your eyes and change your life.
Alledaags racisme
BLIJVEND ACTUEEL Voor Alledaags racisme sprak Philomena Essed aan het begin van de jaren tachtig van de vorige eeuw met een twintigtal Surinaamse en Afro-Amerikaanse vrouwen over situaties op het werk, bij het zoeken naar woonruimte, tijdens het contact met buren of collega's, bij het winkelen, in de bus of in de tram. Als een van de eerste onderzoeksters probeerde zij een beeld te krijgen van de vooroordelen en het racisme dat deze vrouwen ondervonden in hun alledaagse omgang met witte Nederlanders. Het boek levert een schat aan materiaal dat inzicht biedt in wat Philomena Essed alledaags racisme noemt. Een diffuus geheel van steeds terugkerende patronen van discriminatie en voor­oordeel. Deze patronen zijn nog steeds aanwezig waardoor het boek dat in 1984 voor het eerst verscheen niets aan actualiteitswaarde heeft ingeboet. Aan deze nieuwe editie voegde Philomena Essed een nieuw hoofdstuk toe over het zogenaamde 'entitlement racism', het racisme dat wordt gerechtvaardigd met een beroep op de vrijheid van meningsuiting. Philomena Essed (1955) is hoogleraar Critical Race, Gender & Leadership Studies aan de Antioch University.
Stamped from the beginning
Redefining history of anti-Black racist ideas that changes our understanding of the causes and extent of racist thinking, this book chronicles the journey of racist ideas and shows how these ideas were developed and eventually enshrined in American society. It also includes answers to some of the troubling questions of our time.
Native Son
By Richard Wright. Features a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman's death, he is hunted relentlessly, baited by prejudiced officials, charged with murder and driven to acknowledge a strange pride in his crime. OP DE BOEKENLIJST VAN AMERICAN STUDIES AAN DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM.
Coal
By Audre Lorde. Of Coal, the poet and critic Hayden Carruth said, For us these words indeed are jewels in the open light. Coal explores Audre Lorde’s identities as a black woman, mother, wife, and lover of women. Several of her life issues are examined and refracted in the poems. Lorde’s lifelong journey toward claiming her West Indian, African American heritage is given voice in “Coal”; her motherhood is the subject of “Now That I Am Forever with Child”; and her women-centered existence is described in “On a Night of the Full Moon.” As a black woman of West Indian heritage, Audre Lorde knew the struggles of black Americans to claim their place and voice in American society. Raised in Harlem during the 1930’s and 1940’s, Lorde became aware of racism at an early age. The poem “Coal” claims a positive, strong voice for Lorde—a voice deeply embedded in her black heritage. BRON: enotes.com/topics/coal
We were eight years in power
An American Tragedy. By Ta-Nehisi Coates. In this urgently relevant collection featuring the landmark essay The Case for Reparations, the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath-including the election of Donald Trump.

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James Baldwin

The complete works
James Baldwin's complete werken.
Go tell it on the mountain
By James Baldwin. Presents a semi-autobiographical exploration of the troubled life of the Grimes family in Harlem during the Depression.
If Beale Street Could Talk
By James Baldwin. At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. And everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. Overpowering in its vitality, extravagant in the intensity of its feeling, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is a major work of American literature.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou
A comprehensive critical and biographical reading of Maya Angelou's life and work, from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970) to His Day Is Done, A Nelson Mandela Tribute (2014)
His day is done
His Day Is Done may well be the last of her works to be written and published before her death. It is a tribute to Nelson Mandela, another of this world's heroes, who Maya Angelou brought poetry back into my life through her undeniably moving inaugural work
Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom
Known for her strong beliefs and fearless attitude, Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom highlights some of the writer and activist's most memorable quotes. With insights on women, love and life, politics and culture, this book pays tribute to one of the world's most beloved icons.

Toni Morrison

The Origin of Others
By Toni Morrison. What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America's foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni Morrison's most personal work of nonfiction to date.
Jazz
By Toni Morrison. In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.
De Beminde
(Beloved) Door Toni Morrison. Amerika, de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw. De gevluchte slavin Sethe vermoordt uit wanhoop haar dochtertje Beminde om haar te behoeden voor de slavernij. Maar Beminde keert terug als kwade geest en terroriseert haar moeder. Het is uiteindelijk Denver, de tweede dochter van Sethe, die het gezin van de beklemmende vloek weet te verlossen. Beminde is een schitterende en angstaanjagende roman over het beladen verleden van de Verenigde Staten.

Bell Hooks

Rock my soul
In Rock My Soul Hooks breaks through a wall of collective denial to tell a sobering truth--that crippling low self-esteem has reached epidemic proportions among blacks. hooks takes readers to the heart of the matter and shows why it has been difficult--if not impossible--for America to create a culture that promotes and sustains healthy self-esteem.
Reel to Real
Race, Sex and Class at the Movies. By Bell Hooks. A collection of essays on film. It is suitable for those who believe that movies are worth arguing about.
Writing beyond race
Living theory and practice . By Bell Hooks
Teaching to transgress
Education as a practice of freedom. By Bell Hooks. How can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom? This title deals with a different kind of education: education as the practice of freedom.