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Here is an awesome list of novels, nonfiction, documentaries, dramas, poems, and Ted talks to keep you thinking critically about race relations!

Recommended by other members of the class:

The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabelle Wilkerson
Malcolm X (movie) or read The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Manny Marable version)
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
Native Son - Richard Wright
Ted Talk - Jeff Duncan Andrade "Growing Roses in Concrete"
Texas Tough - Robert Perkinson
Lose Your Mother - Saidiya Hartmann
Prisoner of Tehran - Marina Nemat
Funny Boy - Shyam Seleadurai
"To His Excellency General Washington" (poem) - Phillis Wheatley
The Tainted Desert - Kuletz
"How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America" (essay on Gawker)
Fledgling - Octavia Butler
The Black Power Mixtape (documentary)
Paris Is Burning (documentary)
How Jews Became White Folks - Karen Brodkin
Gift of Power - Archie Fire Lame Deer
CNN special "Who Is Black in America?" Soledad O'Brien
Passing - Nella Larson
Creating Masculinity in Little Manila - Linda EspaƱa Maram
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Speaking Treason Fluently - Tim Wise
First They Killed My Mother - ?
The Pact - ?
Lincoln the Racist - Thomas J. Delorenzo
The House that I Live In (documentary)
The Interrupters (documentary)
Black Reconstruction - WEB Dubois
The Help (movie)
'Bama Girl (documentary)
Maid in America (documentary)
Indian Killer - Sherman Alexie
Ted Talk - "The Danger of a Single Story" Chimanda Adichie
Reel Bad Arabs (documentary)
The Plague of Doves - Louise Erdrich

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