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 intervention: 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
    • “Understanding Minority Serving Institutions” by Baez Gasman
  • 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



Peer-reviewed articles

External databases