Readings

Below is a very partial list of readings intended to support education around racism and anti-racism. This list is evolving constantly; please let us know if you have a suggestion we might add.

10 Essential Books About the Asian American Experience

15 Books to Read to Learn More About Asian American History and Experiences

1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones

America's Long History of Scapegoating Its Asian Citizens

Anti-Racism Resources for White People: Resource guide (includes articles, podcasts, films, books) compiled by Sarah Sophie Flick and Alyssa Klein

An Antiracist Reading List, compiled by Ibram X. Kendi for the New York Times

Be an Antiracist, reading list compiled by SF Public Library

Black and Queer: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, Charlene Caruthers

Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests

Centering APIA Students in the Classroom: An Expert Interview: This May 2020 interview with Dr. Guofang Li and Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep looks at barriers to delivering quality education to Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) students, as well as how educators can actively center the needs and experiences of their APIA students.

Centering Black Community Needs: living document curated by Stanford Biosciences, includes relevant readings

The Color of Water, James McBride

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale (free e-book)

Five Dos and Don’ts for White Leaders and Colleagues Discussing Racism at Work Today, created by Dynasti Hunt

The Gifts of Adversity: Reflections of a Psychology, Refugee, and Survivor of Sexual Abuse: Carolee Giaouyen Tran, PhD

Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin

The Great Unlearning: created by Rachel Cargle

How to Make this Moment a Turning Point for Real Change, Barack Obama

A Map is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home: Edited by Nicole Chung and Mensah Demary

Minor Feelings, Cathy Park Hong

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, Darnell L. Moore

No Tea, No Shade, Edited by E. Patrick Johnson

The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir, Staceyann Chin

Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Korean Woman in America: Mary Paik Lee

Recent Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Doesn't Mean Anti-Asian Racism is New, Nicholas Hatcher

Stanford's Shirin Sinnar on Fear in the Asian Community, the Rise of Hate Crimes, and the Georgia Killings

The Summer We Got Free, Mia McKenzie

Six Questions to Stop Asking Your Black Friends Right Now, created by Dynasti Hunt

Since I Laid My Burden Down, Brontez Purnell

Stop AAPI Hate National Report 3/19/20 - 2/28/2021: This report covers the 3,795 incidents received by teh Stop AAPI Hate reporting center from March 19, 2020 - February 28, 2021. 

Why Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? By Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alan Yu-lan Price; forward by Alicia Garza (free e-book)

Whiter: Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism: Edited by Nikki Khana

Women's History Month: Spotlight on the 1875 Page Act

The Yellow House, Sarah L. Broom

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, A Biomythography, Audre Lorde