“No White People Left Behind”

I had a wonderful conversation with disabilities activist Imani Barbarin. You can hear our conversation here or the current episode of Fat Chicks on Top on any streaming service. We chat about her journey to become an activist, the American and French healthcare systems, representation, SSDI, COVID, and so much more!!!

During our conversation, she said she wished there was a “No White People Left Behind” reading list that white folks could pass around and help us educate ourselves about BIPOC issues which have been written about by people for decades but ignored by white folks. So, wish granted. Here is your reading list to help understand basics about supporting BIPOC folks.

No White People Left Behind Reading List

Reni Eddo-Lodge. (2017). Why I am No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

Roxane Gay. (2018). Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body.

Tressie Macmillen Cottom. (2018). Thick: And Other Essays.

Ronald Takaki. (2011). A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America.

Ronald Takaki. (1998). Strangers from a Different Shore: The History of Asian Americans.

Ta-Nehisi Coates. (2015). Between the World and Me.

Ernesto Galarza. (2011). Barrio Boy.

Beverly Daniel Tatum. (2017). Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria.

Charles C. Mann. (2006). 1491: The Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus.

Jonathan Kozol. (2006). Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools.

Michelle Alexander. (2020). The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness.

Robert Jones Jr. (2021). The Prophets.

Kelly Lytle Hernandez. (2017). City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles: 1771-1969.

Johann Hari. (2015). Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the Drug War.

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