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Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York : [Jackson, Tenn.]: New Press ; Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2010. Print. E-book.

Bouvard, Marguerite Guzman. Social Justice and the Power of Compassion: Meaningful Involvement of Organizations Improving the Environment Andcommunity. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Print. E-book.

Camp, Jordan T., and Christina Heatherton, eds. Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter. London ; New York: Verso, 2016. Print. E-book.

Chang, Jeff. We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation. First edition. New York: Picador, 2016. Print.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015. Print. E-book.

Colbert, Soyica Diggs, Robert J. Patterson, and Aida Levy-Hussen, eds. The Psychic Hold of Slavery: Legacies in American Expressive Culture. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2016. Print and Online. E-book.

Conner, Jerusha Osberg, and Sonia M. Rosen, eds. Contemporary Youth Activism: Advancing Social Justice In the United States. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2016. Print. E-book.

DeFilippis, James, ed. Urban Policy in the Time of Obama. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. Print. E-book.

Fields, Corey. Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2016. Print. E-book.

Gosa, Travis L., and Erik Nielson, eds. The Hip Hop & Obama Reader. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015. Print. E-book.

Hill, Marc Lamont. Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond. New York: Atria Books, 2016. Print.

Iyer, Deepa. We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikhimmigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. New York: The New Press, 2015. Print. E-book.

Khabeer, Su’ad Abdul. Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States. New York: New York University Press, 2016. Print. E-book.

Lowery, Wesley. They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement. First edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016. Print.

Marshall, Kerry James et al. Kerry James Marshall: Mastry. Chicago : New York: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago ; Skira Rizzoli Publications, 2016. Print.

McAlevey, Jane. No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Print. E-book.

McIvor, David Wallace. Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2016. Print.

McKee, Yates. Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition. London ; New York: Verso, 2016. Print. E-book.

Pendleton, Adam, and Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, La.), eds. Becoming Imperceptible, Adam Pendleton. First edition. Los Angeles, Calif.: Siglio, 2016. Print.

Reid-Merritt, Patricia, ed. Race in America: How a Pseudoscientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2017. Print. E-book.

Sandoval, Denise M., ed. “White” washing American Education: The New Culture Warsin Ethnic Studies. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2016. Print. E-book.

Shakur, Assata. Assata: An Autobiography. Westport, Conn: L. Hill, 1987. Print.

Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Chicago, Illinois: Haymarket Books, 2016. Print.

Warikoo, Natasha Kumar. The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities. Chicago ; London: The University of Chicago Press, 2016. Print. E-book.

Waters, Billye Sankofa. We Can Speak for Ourselves: Parent Involvement and Ideologies of Black Mothers in Chicago. Rotterdam: SensePublishers, 2015. Online.

We All We Got. Brown Planet Productions, 2014. Streaming Film.

West, Cornel, and Christa Buschendorf. Black Prophetic Fire. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014. Print.E-book.

When Justice Isn’t Just. First Run Features, 2015. Streaming Film.