SomaSource: Social Justice Bibliography
COMPILED BY MELISSA MICHAELS, Ed.D.
Somatic Intelligence Bibliography
Social & Emotional Literacy Bibliography
Social Justice Bibliography
Rites of Passage Bibliography
Life Cycle Bibliography
View our “Social & Environmental Justice on the Dance Floor” working document: https://goldenbridge.org/social-justice/social-environmental-justice
BOOKS & PERIODICALS:
Abu-Jamal, Mumia. (2017). Have Black lives ever mattered? San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books.
Anderson, C. (2017). White rage: The unspoken truth of our racial divide. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.
Berry, M. F. (2018). History teaches us to resist: How progressive movements have succeeded in challenging times. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Bullard, S. (1993). Free at last: A history of the Civil Rights Movement and those who died in the struggle. New York: Oxford University Press.
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center (2012). School counseling series volume one: Transforming the educational experience of young men of color. New York: The College Board.
Cross, W. E. (1991). Shades of Black: Diversity in African-American identity. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Davis, A. Y. (2016). Freedom is a constant struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement. Chicago, IL. Haymarket Books.
DiAngelo, R. (2018). White fragility: Why it’s so hard to talk to white people about racism. Boston: Beacon Press
Fleming, C.M. (2018). How to be less stupid about race. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press
Fredrickson, G. M. (1981). White supremacy: A comparative study in American and South African history. New York: Oxford University Press.
Goodman, A. H., Moses, Y. T., & Jones, J. L. (2012). Race: Are we so different?. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Guo, W., & Vulchi, P. (2019). Tell me who you are: Sharing stories of race, culture and identity. New York: TarcherPerigee
Griffin, J. H. (1961). Black like me. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Herivel, T., & Wright, P. (2003). Prison nation: The warehousing of America’s poor. New York: Routledge.
Jackson, H. H. (2003), A century of dishonor: The classic expose of the plight of the Native Americans. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.
Kalungu-Banda, M. (2006). Leading like Madiba: Leadership lessons from Nelson Mandela. Cape Town: DoubleStorey Books.
Katz, J. (1978), White awareness: Handbook for anti-racism training. University of Oklahoma Press.
Kendi, Ibram X. (2016). Stamped from the beginning: A definitive history of racist ideas in America. New York: Nation Books.
Kimmel, M. S., & Ferber, A. L. (2003). Privilege: A reader. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.
Menakem, R. (2017). My grandmother’s hands: Racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies. Las Vegas, NV: Central Recovery Press.
National Rites of Passage Institute. Black child journal. nropi.org/books
Painter, N. E. (2010). The history of white people. New York: Nell Irvin Painter
Perkins, U. E. (1982). Black child journal: A review on black child development. Chicago: Black Child Journal.
Power, S. (2002). A problem from hell: America and the age of genocide. New York: Basic Books.
Ransby, B. (2018). Making all black lives matter: Reimagining freedom in the twenty-first century. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
Rattansi, A. (2007). Racism: A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ricketts, R. (2021). Do better: Spiritual activism for fighting and healing from white supremacy. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Ritchie, A.J. (2017). Invisible no more: Police violence against black women and women of color. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Singh. A. A. (2018). The queer and transgender resilience workbook: Skills for navigating sexual orientation and gender expression. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Singh. A. A. (2019). The racial healing handbook: Practical activities to help you challenge privilege, confront systemic racism and engage in collective healing. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Solomon, A. & Rankin, K. (2019). How we fight white supremacy: A field guide to Black resistance. New York: Nation Books.
Southern Poverty Law Center., Klanwatch Project., Southern Poverty Law Center., & Intelligence Project. (2014). Intelligence report: A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Montgomery, Ala: Klanwatch.
Tanum, B. D. (2003), Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?. New York: Basic Books.
Watkins, M., & Shulman, H. (2008). Toward psychologies of liberation. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
Wise, T. (2007), White like me. New York: Soft Skull Press.
ARTICLES & ORGANIZATIONS:
75 things white people can do for racial justice: medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
The African American Policy Forum: aapf.org
Black Girl Dangerous, blackgirldangerous.org
Black Star Project, Data and Inspired Action: blackstarproject.org
The Case For Reparations: theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631. “Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.” ~ Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Case for Reparations: Ta-Nehisi Coates speaking in Cleveland at the City Club: cityclub.org/events/the-case-for-reparations
Center For Racial Justice Innovation: raceforward.org
The Civil Conversations Project: onbeing.org/civil-conversations-project
Colorlines: a daily news site offering award-winning reporting, analysis, and solutions to today’s racial justice issues: colorlines.com
Critical Response Process: lizlerman.com/critical-response-process
Cultures Connecting: culturesconnecting.com
Decolonization online magazine: decolonization.org
Decolonizing Yoga: decolonizingyoga.com
Dismantling White Supremacy in ourselves and our organizations (article): https://www.dismantlingracism.org/uploads/4/3/5/7/43579015/okun_-_white_sup_culture.pdf
Equal Justice Initiative: eji.org
Equity & Race: a dialogue about the responsibilities we all share: atlantablackstar.com/2014/10/02/watch-this-young-black-man-give-a-near-perfect-response-to-a-white-male-whos-ignorant-about-the-systematic-oppression-of-black-people
Everyday Feminism: Accessible articles about the endless need for more consciousness and action supporting equity and diverse populations
- Here’s Why White Allies Can Get So Overwhelmed and Confused About What To Do Next About Racism
Everyday Feminism’s School for Social Justice ~ Online learning for healing, justice, and liberation: everydayfeminism.com/school/afref/2
Guide to Allyship: guidetoallyship.com
NAACP: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. naacp.org
Native Appropriations: nativeappropriations.com
Race: Are We So Different? understandingrace.org/home.html
Race Forward, movement-building for racial justice: raceforward.org
On Racism and White Privilege | Teaching Tolerance: tolerance.org/article/racism-and-white-privilege (Excerpted from White Anti-Racist Activism: A Personal Roadmap by Jennifer R. Holladay, M.S. (Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, Inc., 2000). On Racism)
Resource Generation: resourcegeneration.org. Resource Generation is a multiracial membership community of young people (18-35) with wealth and/or class privilege committed to the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power. Although based in the United States, some of their literature may be helpful anywhere.
Social & Environmental Justice on the Dance Floor (Golden Bridge working document): https://goldenbridge.org/social-justice/social-environmental-justice
Southern Poverty Law Center: splcenter.org. “The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.”
Teaching Tolerance: Magazine and teaching resources for teachers aiming to create a climate of respect, inclusion, and equity in their classrooms. tolerance.org
Transformative Alliances: Dara is one of Golden Bridge’s most inspired educators in Anti-oppression and inclusion. transformativealliances.com
Trauma-Informed Facilitation: facilitating.xyz
Understanding and Dismantling Privilege: wpcjournal.com/issue/archive
UnSettling Ourselves: Reflections and Resources for Deconstructing Colonial Mentality (download at unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com)
Unsettling America: unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com
What Side of History are you on? medium.com/@jess_rimington/what-side-of-history-are-you-on-83ac8dc4d334. “Many of the articles currently circulating suggest that, as a white person, to educate oneself on these issues is enough to be an ally. I believe this is a cop-out. To be an ally right now is to understand enough to be outraged and to decide you are fed up with institutional racism and will use your white privilege to dismantle the very systems that perpetuate it.” — Jess Rimmington
What is White Privilege? whiteprivilegeconference.com/what-is-white-privilege
A long way to go … When Whites Just Don’t Get It (Part One): nytimes.com/2014/08/31/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-after-ferguson-race-deserves-more-attention-not-less.html
When Whites Just Don’t Get It (Part Two): nytimes.com/2014/09/07/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-when-whites-just-dont-get-it-part-2.html
When Whites Just Don’t Get It (Part Three): nytimes.com/2014/10/12/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-when-whites-just-dont-get-it-part-3.html
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack by Peggy McIntosh: racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf. Through the work to bring materials from Women’s Studies into the rest of the curriculum.
White Privilege Conference: whiteprivilegeconference.com
FILMS & AUDIO:
Dear White People: dearwhitepeoplemovie.com — A satire about being a black face in a white place.
Dear White People — TV version, on Netflix.
Freedom Riders: pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders — The courage, conviction, struggles, and successes of mixed racial groups of youth who challenged the status quo in the early 60’s by riding segregated public transportation through the Southern United States together.
Fruitvale Station: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitvale_Station — The film is about the life and death of Oscar Grant, a young black man who was fatally shot in the back by a white transit police officer in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day in 2009.
Gospel Hill: amazon.com/dp/B001NLJ3O4?tag=httpwwwkindre — A former sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and a former civil rights worker, withdrawn since the martyrdom of his brother thirty years before, confront a threat to their town.
The 13th (Netflix) — A film about the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
Gather Film — An intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.
I Am Not Your Negro — a film with James Baldwin, free on YouTube, and available on other streaming services as well.
When They See Us — series about the wrongly-accused Central Park Five, on Netflix.