From James Baldwin's 1963 treatise on the "racial nightmare" of life in America to contemporary writers who have taken up his mantle, here's where to start educating yourself.
If the nationwide uprising following the horrific murder of George Floyd has left you eager to actively dismantle racism in your community and learn more about the ideology and practice of antiracism, one of the best things you can do to educate yourself is crack open a book. You’d be forgiven if you’re unsure of where to start, since there are truly hundreds of compelling books available on the subject. Don't sweat it too much. The important thing is to start: Here are a few books we deem essential reading on this subject, from memoirs to essay collections to poems.