Anti-Racism Resource Library

Extension is fully committed to engaging in anti-racism work. The Office of Access, Inclusion, and Compliance has compiled a list of resources for Extension professionals.

Books (organized by category)

  • Overview on Race
    • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Direct Anti-Racism Work
    • How to be an anti-racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Biology
    • “FATAL INVENTION: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century”  by Dorothy Roberts
  • Caste
    • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Culture
    • THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Colorism
    • THE BLACKER THE BERRY BY Wallace Thurman
  • Education
    • No Bs (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing They Hear about Black People by Ivory A Toldson
  • Ethnicity
    • “WEST INDIAN IMMIGRANTS: A Black Success Story?”  by Suzanne Model
  • History
    • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
    • “THE CONDEMNATION OF BLACKNESS: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America ”  by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • Whiteness
    • “DYING OF WHITENESS: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland”  by Jonathan M. Metzl
  • Blackness
    • “LOCKING UP OUR OWN: Crime and Punishment in Black America” by James Forman Jr.
  • Gender
    • “HOW WE GET FREE: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    • “WELL-READ BLACK GIRL: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves” by Glory Edim
  • Housing
    • High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing by Ben Austen
    • How to Kill a City by P.E. Moskowitz
    • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
    • Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    • Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  • Systemic Racism
    • White Rage by Carol Anderson
  • White Privilege
    • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
    • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
    • White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America (Critical Perspectives on Youth) by Margaret Al Hagerman


Lessons and training



External databases