June 18, 2020 7 mins, 19 secs read
Anti-Racism Lit, Film, and TV: Adult Reading List
As of the time of publication, nearly every single book on the NY Times Non-Fiction Bestseller list is about race. Let’s help make racial equality a movement, not a trend.
These books are on our nightstand, highlighter in hand.
And don’t forget to shop consciously! Buy your books from these spots:
EsoWon Bookstore: Longstanding Black-owned LA bookshop spotlighting a range of titles about & written by African American people. The most heartwarming message is up on their website, which just launched this month: “Thank you for purchasing from EsoWon. The last 4 days have seen a overwhelming amount of orders. We never anticipated anything like this and We Love Seeing the orders, but we are several days behind in filling the orders.”
Black Pearl Books: This Austin, TX Minority-Woman-Owned Indie Bookstore is founded on the principal of promoting diversity, inclusion, equality & cultural Awareness.
The Shomburg Shop: Every purchase supports the Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library. An emporium for the best in black-related products with hundreds of items ranging from books for adults and children, desk items and toys, unique gifts, and more. Like the Schomburg Center, the shop’s selections are chosen to inspire learning and advance knowledge.
This Netflix series, based on Justin Simien’s movie of the same name, follows a group of black students at a predominantly white university. One student, Samantha White (Logan Browning), starts a podcast directed at white students. The series explores colorism within the black community, class and activism, among other themes.”
“It’s a comedic and satirical look at the way black people are viewed and the way they have to compose themselves when they’re in largely white environments,” says Hunt. – USA today