LSUA Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Access

Reading List

Anti-Racist Reading List & Social Justice Education Resources


Promoting awareness, education, and a deeper understanding of cultural differences is an essential deliverable of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  We have compiled this list of notable resources to help our campus community undertake the complex and necessary process of examining our concepts of self and others, recognizing discrimination and racism, learning how to be anti-racist, and striving toward social justice. This is not a comprehensive list but rather a start.  The resources shared here will be continuously updated.  Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement of the author's viewpoint. 


  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 
  • Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banji and Anthony G. Greenwald 
  • So You Want to Talk Abou Race by Ijeoma Oluo 
  • White Fragility by Dr. Robin DiAngelo 
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi  
  • The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones   
  • Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces: Diversity and Freedom of Expressions by John Palfrey and Alberto Ibarguen 
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent 
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 
  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum 



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