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See below for books and ebooks that you can borrow for free from the Moreno Valley College Library.
Black Lives Matter by
Call Number: E185.86 .E29 2016
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Black Lives Matter by
Call Number: HV7936.R3 W557 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-13
This book discusses race, crime, policy, ethics and justice in regards to the phenomena of disproportionate minority contact by police officers, which are the gatekeepers to the criminal justice system, overall. America is experiencing a social phenomena where we are witnessing a disproportionate number of African Americans being sentenced to jail and prison.
Of Poetry and Protest by
Call Number: PS591.N4 O33 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-21
This extraordinary volume collects the poems of forty-four of America's most talented African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa and Tracy K. Smith, as well as the work of other luminaries such as Elizabeth Alexander, Ishmael Reed, Nikki Giovanni and Sonia Sanchez. Accompanying each poem is a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography and the book also includes personal essays on race from Harry Belafonte, Amiri Baraka and Reverend R. William Barber II, architect of the Moral Mondays movement. Images and iconic political posters of the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party accompany the work.
Rest in Power by
Call Number: HV6533.F6 F85 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-31
The story of a tragically shortened life and the rise of a movement. In 2012, in a small town in central Florida, 17 yr old Trayvon Martin was walking home when a fatal encounter with a gun-wielding neighborhood watchman ended his young life. He has become a symbol of social justice activism.
When They Call You a Terrorist by
Call Number: E185.97.K43 A3 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America--and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free. Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement.
We Gon' Be Alright by
Call Number: E184.A1 C4424 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism,We Gon' Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of "diversity," the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. He argues that resegregation is the unexamined condition of our time, the undoing of which is key to moving the nation forward to racial justice and cultural equity.
Black Lives Matter by
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter examines the police shootings that fueled the movement, the events that led up to racial tensions in the United States, and the goals the movement has set for the future.
The Fire This Time by
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
Envisioned as a response to The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin's groundbreaking 1963 essay collection, these contemporary writers reflect on the past, present, and future of race in America. We've made significant progress in the fifty-odd years since Baldwin's essays were published, but America is a long and painful distance away from a "post-racial society"--a truth we must confront if we are to continue to work towards change.
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by
Publication Date: 2016-02-09
In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine.
The New Jim Crow by
Publication Date: 2020-01-07
"It is in no small part thanks to Alexander's account that civil rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter have focused so much of their energy on the criminal justice system." Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander's unforgettable argument that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it."
Race and Police Brutality by
Publication Date: 2008-11-06
Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.
Racial Profiling by
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
In the United States, racial profiling affects thousands of Americans every day. Both individuals and institutions--such as law enforcement agencies, government bodies, and schools--routinely use race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of an offense. The high-profile deaths of unarmed people of color at the hands of police officers have brought renewed national attention to racial profiling and have inspired grassroots activism from groups such as Black Lives Matter.
So You Want to Talk about Race by
Publication Date: 2019-09-24
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you
Publication Date: 2020
"A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, adapted from the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning"
Stamped from the Beginning by
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.