Resource List for Understanding Cultural Identity,

Privilege and Allyship Webinar

List curated by Jameka Hartley, Ph.D.

Webinar presented by Ashley Jones, MSW, staff therapist, UA Counseling Center



Readings: Articles

Readings: Books

  • Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes affect us and what we can do, Claude Steele
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Thick, Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins
  • Killing the Black Body, Dorothy Roberts Fatal
  • Intervention, Dorothy Roberts Racecraft, Barbara & Karen Fields
  • Medical Apartheid, Harriet A. Washington
  • A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind, Harriet A. Washington
  • How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X Kendi The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
  • Eloquent Rage, Brittney Cooper
  • Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, Charlene Carruthers (fun fact: She’s a social worker.)
  • Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs, David Ikard
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paolo Freire
  • Feminism is for Everybody, bell hooks
  • Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, bell hooks
  • Killing Rage: Ending Racism, bell hooks
  • Emergent Strategy, Adrienne Maree Brown
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Pushout, Monique W. Morris
  • Race after Technology, Ruha Benjamin
  • Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics, George Lipsitz
  • Sister Citizen, Melissa Harris-Perry
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
  • Me and White Supremacy, Layla Saad
  • They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, Stephanie Jones-Rogers
  • A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn


Recommended Writers/Poets/Thinkers

  • Toni Morrison
  • Alice Walker
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • June Jordan
  • Audre Lorde
  • Gloria Andalzua
  • Angela Davis
  • James Baldwin
  • Maya Angelou
  • Rachel Cargle @rachel.cargle on Instagram
  • Raquel Willis @raquel_willis on Instagram
  • Erickla Hart @ihartericka on Instagram

Self-Paced Study

The Great Unlearn, @thegreatunlearn on Instagram