The Short List
An enormous amount of information about race and racism is available online, enough to make it difficult to know where to begin. The BUUF Racial Justice Ministry has assembled the following short lists – one for books and articles and one for videos and feature films. Many other print and video materials could be included. But we wanted to keep the lists short and we think these materials provide important building blocks for understanding race and racism in the U. S.
NOTE: In addition to the listed sources, these books and videos might be available from your local library.
- Baldwin, James (1963). The fire next time (book, nonfiction, 129 pp). https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Next-Time-James-Baldwin/dp/067974472X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+fire+next+time&qid=1607271198&s=books&sr=1-1
- Coates, Ta-Nehisi (2014). The case for reparations, (article, nonfiction). https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/
- Coates, Ta-Nehisi (2015). Between the world and me (book, nonfiction, 176 pp). https://www.amazon.com/Between-World-Me-Ta-Nehisi-Coates/dp/0812993543/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=between+the+world+and+me&qid=1607271238&s=books&sr=1-1
- Morrison, Toni (1970 The bluest eye, (book, fiction, 206 pp). https://www.amazon.com/Bluest-Eye-Vintage-International/dp/0307278441/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+bluest+eye&qid=1607271283&s=books&sr=1-1
- Oluo, Ijeoma, 2019). So you want to talk about race, 272 pp (book, nonfiction). https://www.amazon.com/You-Want-Talk-About-Race/dp/1580058825/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=so+you+want+to+talk+about+race&qid=1607271317&s=books&sr=1-1
- Wilkerson, Isabel (2020). Caste: The origins of our discontents (book, nonfiction, 496 pp). https://www.amazon.com/Caste-Origins-Discontents-Isabel-Wilkerson/dp/0593230256/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=caste&qid=1607271347&s=books&sr=1-1
- 13th, 2016 (documentary, 100 min). https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=13th+documentary+view#id=1&vid=5aadcb9d37ab50b5ab574e1d989aaba2&action=click
- Battalora, Jacqueline, Birth of a white nation, 2018 (video lecture 36:46). https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=jacqueline+battalora+birth+of+a+white+nation#id=1&vid=aceb278f9af124cfc38ae1e828c2e135&action=click
- Driving while black, 2020 (documentary, 1:55:23). https://www.pbs.org/video/driving-while-black-race-space-and-mobility-in-america-achvfr/
- If Beale Street could talk, 2018 (feature film, 117 min). Available on Amazon Prime, hulu, and xfinity.
- Rose, Tricia, 2015, How structural racism works (video lecture 1:01:19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=KT1vsOJctMk
- The Hate U Give, 2018. (feature film, 133 m). Available on Amazon Prime, netflix, and xfinity.