Morningside Quaker Meeting

Racial Justice Study Group Suggested Summer Reading List

David Fletcher, Karen Taborn, and Helen Garay Toppins share the following message:

The Racial Justice Study Group will not meet over the summer, so we are providing Friends with suggestions for further study. Be well.

Black Theology and Black Power – James H. Cone

Born on the Water Picture Book, 1619 Project – Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator)

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America – Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 – Kendi, Ibram X.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom – David W. Blight

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine – based on documents released by the Israeli Government. – Ilan Pappe (Israeli historian)

The Iron Wall – a history of Zionism and the policies of the Israeli Government, with documents released by the Israeli Government – Avi Schlaim (Israeli historian)

How Black Women Broke Barriers, Insisted on Equality for All – Martha S. Jones

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson

Let’s Talk about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – Trevor Noah (YouTube)

Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism – Rosalind S. Chou, Joe R. Feagin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm – Robin DiAngelo

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies – Resmaa Menakem

On Juneteenth – Annette Gordon-Reed

Settler Colonialism as Structure: A Framework for Comparative Studies of U.S. Race and Gender Formation – Evelyn Nakano Glenn:

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story – Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ed, The NYT Magazine

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II – Douglas A. Blackmon

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts – Rebecca Hall

Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America – Karen Taborn

The War against the People – examines the use of arms to maintain hegemony over the Third World by major powers and Israel’s role in this activity. Jeff Halper (Israeli activist)

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? - Frederick Douglass | July 5, 1852

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin J. DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson

“Til Kingdom Come”: Evangelicals, Israel/Palestine, and Messianic Politics (YouTube)