DSURJ-created resources


  • Scene on Radio’s Seeing White: “Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?”
  • 1619: New York Times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones hosts podcast accompaniment to 1619 Project.
  • All My Relations: “A podcast to discuss our relationships as Native peoples– relationships to land, to ancestors, and to each other.”
  • Identity Politics: “A podcast on race, gender and Muslims in America.”
  • Black Girl Dangerous Podcast: “Amplifying the voices of queer & trans people of color”
  • Uncivil: “Stories left out of the official story of the Civil War.”



White guilt / white fragility

White supremacy culture

Prison / policing culture 

Nonfiction books

  • So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo
  • How to Be an Antiracist — by Ibram X. Kendi  — download discussion guide here
  • White Fragility:  Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism — by Robin Diangelo
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States — by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Mindful of Race — by Ruth King 
  • The Color of Law — by Richard Rothstein
  • Stamped From the Beginning – by Ibram X. Kendi 
  • This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb Jr.
  • Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks
  • Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark by Katherine Mellen Charron
  • Blowout! Sal Castro & the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice by Mario T. García and Sal Castro
  • Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? By Maya Schenwar & Joe Macare
  • Lockdown on Rikers by Mary E. Buser
  • Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Marable Manning
  • Emergent Strategies by adrienne marie brown
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming by Winona LaDuke
  • The Empowerment Manual by Starhawk
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
  • Home & Exile by Chinua Achebe
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  • Stolen Harvest by Vandana Shiva
  • Capitalism: A Ghost Story by Ahrundati Roy
  • Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do is Ask by Mary Siisip Geniusz 
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Fiere
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
  • The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement by Miriam Pawel


  • [insert boy] by Danez Smith
  • Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  • Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon
  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  • Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
  • Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral
  • Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith
  • Burning Houses by Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta
  • When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Dia
  • 19 Varieties of Gazelle by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • I Need Your Desert for My Sneeze by Abol Froushan   

Graphic Novels

  • The Burning Metronome by R. Alan Brooks
  • A Piggy’s Tale by Tod Emko (kid-friendly)
  • Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
  • Gringa! By Kat Fajardo
  • Vietnamerica by GB Tran
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
  • The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danicat
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent by Julia Alvarez
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts
  • Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
  • Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Brief & Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • The Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • All the Names by Jose Saramargo
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler