Hello, all

I know the past week has been a series of unprecedented events, and it is easy to feel overwhelmed, hopeless and especially ignorant. However, I have such hope in our generation "the snowflakes" because we are a generation of action and challenging dominant systems.

However, in order to challenge we must first educate.

Here is my compilation of essential, but not comprehensive, non-fiction books to help you in either beginning your education on race relations or furthering your education.

Happy Reading and challenge discrimination globally!

Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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“Hence I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.”

Audre Lorde - The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House

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“For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change."

Ibram X. Kendi - How to Be An Antiracist

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“Racist ideas love believers, not thinkers.”

Jesmyn Ward - Men We Reaped

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“Demond’s family history wasn’t so different from my own, did that mean we were living the same story over and over again, down through the generations? That the young and Black had always been dying, until all that was left were children and the few old, as in war?”

Reni Eddo-Lodge - Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

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"You don't have to be the leader of a global movement or a household name. It can be as small scale as chipping away at the warped power relations in your workplace."

Frantz Fanon - Black Skin, White Masks

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“Superiority? Inferiority? "Why not simply try to touch the other, feel the other, discover each other?”
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