Diversity Resources

Diversity at Santa Clara Law

Campus Resources

Further Reading

Anti-Racist Reading Suggestions

  1. “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic, 2014)
  2. Grayson Hunt essay “Intersectionality: Locating and Critiquing Internal Structures of Oppression within Feminism”
  3. Bettina Love, We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, 2019 [one or more chapters]
  4. Beverly Tatum, Why Are All of the Black Students Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? [1997; now out in 20th anniversary edition)] (any chapter)
  5. We have access to an eBook copy of Jamila Lyiscott’s Black Appetite. White Food: Issues of race, voice, and justice in and beyond the classrooms via the library. This book contains several short chapters which could be worth reading:

    * Ch 1. Vision-driven justice; * Ch 4. Your pedagogy; * Ch 5. Why did all the Black students boycott my class?; * Ch 6. T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.’; * Ch 8. Critical hope in the context of crisis; * Ch 9. Why I started using cyphers.

  6. Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, 2020
  7. Ta-Nehisi Coates “Trump: The First White President,” The Atlantic, 2017
  8. Tim Wise “White Privilege” [there’s a video of this name, but we could read Wise’s book
    White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (2011)]
  9. Claudia Rankine and Beth Loffreda: “On Whiteness and the Racial Imaginary
  10. Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist: Essays
  11. Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah [a 2018 multi-award-winning collection of short stories]
  12. Gorilla, My Love by Toni Cade Bambara [a classic 1992 collection of short stories by a prominent African American writer]
  13. “’White Fragility’ Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work?” by Daniel Bergner [review essay about Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility], 2020
  14. “Am I Being Set Up to Fail?” )
  15. From the “Talking about Race Series”: “Bias” ) [from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture]
  16. Audre Lorde’s essay “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” (1984—a classic)
  17. Viet Thanh Nguyen, “Asian Americans are Still Caught in the Trap of the Model Minority Stereotype. And It Creates Inequality For All.” [2020]
  18. Ibram X. Kendi, “Is this the Beginning of the End of American Racism?

  19. Chapters from Sara Ahmed’s book On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (2012)
  20. Layla Saad, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (2020)
  21. Loretta Ross. “I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture is Toxic” (2019)
  22. The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother, by James McBride (1995)

  23. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race, by Derald Wing Sue (2015)
  24. Karla Thomas. “Mad About Call-out Culture?: Stop Centering White Cultural Norms & Feelings” (2019).