Thursday, June 4, 2020

Four books to fortify the anti-racism struggle

Layla F. Saad is writer, speaker & teacher on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation & social change.

She is the author of Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.

At the Guardian, Saad shared a short anti-racism reading list. One title on the list:
In When They Call You a Terrorist, BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele share a gut-wrenching and powerful memoir of the prejudice and persecution so many black Americans experience at the hands of law enforcement. White people have become so desensitised to seeing black lives snuffed out on their mobile phones that they are often unable to connect the dots to see that each person had loved ones, desires, relationships, quirks and dreams. This memoir draws our attention not only to the statistics and atrocities committed against black Americans, but also to the humanity of those whose lives were taken, and those who, still living, continue to fight for justice for us all.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue