A Quaker Antiracist Reading List

Last year, award‐winning historian Ibram X. Kendi created a reading list for the New York Times, a set of classic and contemporary books presented as “a stepladder to antiracism, each step addressing a different stage of the journey toward destroying racism’s insidious hold on all of us.” More recently, activists Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein shared their own list of resources, including Prof. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist. Over the years, Friends Journal has discussed many of the works they selected, as well as other books about the legacy of racism in American culture. We’ve made a partial list below, with excerpts from our reviews. Any one of these books will help readers gain a fuller understanding of what life is truly like for non‐White Americans today, and present ways to work toward a better, more just country for people of color.

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