Book Discussion Group

Trinity Church Reading Group: Books About Racism & Social Justice

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In the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year, at Bishop Hughes’s recommendation last summer we started a reading group focused on books about racism and caste. Our first meeting (via Zoom) was on July 14 and we have been meeting the second Tuesday evening of each month since. We have a core group of a dozen and have attracted several folks from outside the parish. Our discussions have been very illuminating and especially the white people have had their eyes opened to the tremendous amount of suffering black people have had to endure simply because of the pigment of their skin. That said, we have more work to do.
 

Trinity Discussion Group on Books and Films About Racism and Social Justice
Book and Film

 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Robin Diangelo

 

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning

Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

 

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness

Michelle Alexander

 

How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

 

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson

 

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America*

Richard Rothstein

 

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

 

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents*

Isabel Wilkerson

 

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X

 

Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

David Zucchino

 

Notes of a Native Son

James Baldwin

 

You’ll Never Believe what happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism

Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

 

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee

 

America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to A New America

Jim Wallis