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Reading After Charlottesville

News Aug. 18, 2017

Our world needs Christ-centered influencers. After the harrowing events that took place on Saturday, Aug. 12 at a rally in Charlottesville, Va., it is now more vital than ever to be educated and aware of issues facing millions of Americans today.

We hope that these recommended resources—available at Miller Library or your local bookstore—will further conversations on subjects such as racism, immigration and social injustice and encourage us to actively bring about change and reform.

  • “America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America” by Jim Wallis
  • “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • “Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America” by Patrick Phillips
  • “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
  • “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson
  • “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” by James McBride
  • “Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism” by Shannon Sullivan
  • “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Edward E. Baptist
  • “The Hidden Wound” by Wendell Berry
  • “Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at Its Best” by Susan E. Eaton
  • “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson
  • “Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror” by Angela D. Sims
  • “The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea” by Robert Wald Sussman
  • “The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, and German National Socialism” by Stefan Kuhl
  • “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
  • “Nobody: Casualities of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” by Marc Lamont Hill
  • “Question Bridge: Black Males in America” edited by Deborah Willis and Natasha L. Logan
  • “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America” by Michael Eric Dyson
  • “They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45” by Milton Mayer
  • “The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place” by Miguel A. De La Torre
  • “When a Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany” by Erwin W. Lutzer
  • “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son” by Tim Wise
  • “White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism” by Paula S. Rothenberg

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