24 Books to Understand Racism in America

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I’m pretty sure that I don’t need to go into a lot of detail about why I’m posting this article today, nor why it’s important to understand its importance.

Here’s a great website that maps police brutality across America. Here’s an article that explains that black Americans are 2.5 times more likely than whites to be killed by police, and another about a leading cause of death among black people being getting shot by police.

If you’d like to support the protestors or the Black Lives Matter movement, check out these resources:

Below are plenty of books that will help you understand further how we got here as a nation, why the Black Lives Matter movement is important, and how you can help.




If I’ve forgotten or missed any, please leave links in the comments below.




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