Digital Library

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

A reimagining of the best-selling book by a multi-racial team who are antiracist educators in schools across the country. Read More »

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America

When Affirmative Action Was White demonstrates that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s were created in a deeply discriminatory manner. This was no accident. Read More »

This Bridge Called My Back

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color is a feminist anthology edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa, first published in 1981 by Persephone Press. The second edition was published in 1983 by Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. Read More »

The Warmth of Other Suns

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. Read More »

The Fire Next Time

Nobody Knows My Name (1961-the year of the Freedom Riders) and The Fire Next Time (1963-the year of the March on Washington) were first published when the civil rights movement was in full sway across the United States. Read More »

The Next American Revolution

The pioneering Asian American labor organizer and writer’s vision for intersectional and anti-racist activism. Read More »

Raising Our Hands

White American women are no monolith. Read More »

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. Read More »

Ebony & Ivy

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution's complex and contested involvement in slavery—setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown's troubling past was far from unique. Read More »

Black Feminist Thought

In Black Feminist Thought , Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those African-American women outside academe. Read More »

Race Matters

The fundamental litmus test for American democracy-its economy, government, criminal justice system, education, mass media, and culture-remains: how broad and intense are the arbitrary powers used and deployed against black people. Read More »


A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Read More »