Influenster HQ Reads: Racial Inequality
Our staff's book list to learn more about Anti-Racism and Racial Inequality.
Like many of our members, the Influenster staff has been donating, signing petitions, and calling our legislators. The next step we're taking? Continuing to educate ourselves about Anti-Racism and racial inequality. Staff members have each chosen a book to read and then review on Influenster. Please join us by reading these books, or if you've already read any of them, join us in reviewing them. We'll also be asking and answering questions on the pages for these books as well. This article will be updated with staff reviews as we finish our books.
“A valuable guide . . . While especially helpful for those new to the critical analysis of whiteness, this work also offers a useful refresher to anyone committed to the ongoing process of self-assessment and anti-oppression work.”—Library Journal
Maeve Jopson, Director, In-house Studio And Social Media
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria was a landmark publication when it appeared in 1997. Twenty years later this updated edition is as fresh, poignant and timely as ever."―Earl Lewis, President, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Jenni Tai, Integrated Marketing Strategist
“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.” —New York Times
Emily Cavanagh, Senior Account Manager
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New Yorker • The Washington Post • The Economist • Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago
Tribune • Entertainment Weekly • Philadelphia Inquirer • The Guardian • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Christian Science Monitor
"The history that is told helped me to better understand the state of racial injustices in our current setting. Each story is captivating." - Catherine Pettigrew, UX/UI Designer
"Oluo gives us--both white people and people of color--that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases." (National Book Review)
Louis Pan, Senior Product Manager
Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly‚ Slate‚ Chronicle of Higher Education‚ Literary Hub, Book Riot‚ and Zora
Eman Elgouz, Data Analyst
Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose."
Michael Weber, Senior Product Manager
“Kendi dissects why in a society where so few people consider themselves to be racist the divisions and inequalities of racism remain so prevalent. How to Be an Antiracist punctures the myths of a post-racial America, examining what racism really is—and what we should do about it.” (Time)
Casey Anderson, Associate Product Manager
A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER
Rachel Maloney, Associate Integrated Marketing Strategist
What book are you going to read? Or which books would you like to see added to Influenster? Comment below.