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Phillips Library Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Booklists


The Phillips Library is committed to supporting the learning and research of all members of our campus community. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we maintain a collection of print books that feature diverse voices, perspectives and stories. Please explore these reading lists as you work to further your knowledge of DEI.

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External Resources: Films, Podcasts and Readings on Racism and Racial Injustice

The following are resources on racism and racial injustice to aid members of the Mount St. Mary’s community in gaining greater knowledge and understanding. We urge you to read, watch, listen, reflect, pray and engage in discussions. This is not an exhaustive list. We urge you to share resources you have found by contacting Paula Whetsel-Ribeau.

Films and Videos



  • 10 Small Steps for Department Chairs to Foster Inclusion Inside Higher Ed
  • America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis
  • Anti-Asian Violence Resources
  • “Anti-Blackness and White Supremacy in the Making of American Catholicism,” American Catholic Studies 127, 3 (Fall 2016): 6-8 by Shawn M. Copeland
  • Anti-racist resources in Spanish
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – #1 NY Times bestseller (2015)
  • Black Catholic women: voice embodied by Kathleen Dorsey Bellow
  • Black Catholic Young Adults: A Broader Context in Young Adult American Catholics: Explaining Vocation in Their Own Words by Tia Noelle Pratt
  • Black Catholics’ Identity Work” in American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism by Tia Noelle Pratt
  • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Power, Consciousness by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Black Like Me by James Baldwin
  • Catholic Social Teaching and Movements by Marvin L. Krier Mich
  • Church and Slave in Perry County Missouri, 1818-1865 by Stafford Poole, CM, and Douglas J. Slawson, CM
  • Desegregating the Altar: The Josephites and the Struggle for Black Priests 1871–1960 by Stephen J. Ochs
  • Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland
  • Ecclesial and Racial Revolutions: Gaudium et Spes and Racism – Chapter 5
  • Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being by Shawn Copeland
  • Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
  • “Enslaved Faith Communities in the Jesuits’ Missouri Mission,” U.S. Catholic Historian. 37 (2): 49-81 by Kelly Schmidt
  • From Slave to Priest: The Inspirational Story of Father Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) by Caroline Hemesath, O.S.F.
  • How can Catholics help lead the fight against racism? by Olga Segura, America
  • How mindfulness can transform racial bias Presented by Gerald Rooth and Ernest Solar
  • How to be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Jesuit Slaveholding in Maryland, 1717-1838 by Thomas J. Murphy, SJ
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience by Shawn Copeland
  • Learning to be White, Thandeka
  • “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color”. Stanford Law Review 43 (6): 1241-1299 by Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King
  • No Crystal Stair: Womanist Spirituality by Diana Hayes
  • Perseverance in the Parish?: Religious Attitudes from a Black Catholic Perspective by Darren Davis and Donald Pope-Davis
  • Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860 by Diane Batts Morrow
  • Pledging to Disrupt Systemic Racism in Higher Education Advocacy by Kyle Southern
  • Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys by Victor Rios
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris
  • Racial Justice in the Catholic Church by Bryan Massingale
  • Racism without Racists: Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol
  • “Slavery and the Early Sulpician Community in Maryland”. U.S. Catholic Historian. 37 (2): 1–21 by Thomas Ulshafer, P.S.S.
  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America by Tanner Colby
  • Songs of Our Hearts, Meditations of Our Souls: Prayers for Black Catholics by Cecilia A. Moore, C. Vanessa White, and Paul M. Marshall
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism & You by Reynolds and Kendi
  • Stamped with the Image of God: African Americans as God’s Image in Black by Cyprian Davis and Jamie Phelps
  • “Studying Race and Religion: A Critical Assessment” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity: 1(3), 349-359 by Michael O. Emerson, Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, and Kiara W. Douds
  • “Subversive Images and Forgotten Truths: A Selected Visual History of Black Women Religious” in American Catholic Studies, 127 (Fall 2016): 14-21 by Shannen Dee Williams
  • Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression by Joe Feagin
  • Taking Down Our Harps: Black Catholics in the United States by Diana Hayes and Cyprian Davis
  • The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it by Bryan N. Massingale, National Catholic Reporter
  • “The Color of Christ’s Brides” in American Catholic Studies, 127 (Fall 2016): 93-103 by Shannen Dee Williams
  • The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life by Elijah Anderson
  • The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir by Michele Norris
  • The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas (2019 Faculty Book Discussion)
  • The History of Black Catholics in the United States by Cyprian Davis
  • “The History of Enslaved People at Georgetown Visitation”. U.S. Catholic Historian. 37 (2): 23-48 by Susan Nalezyty
  • The Life of Walatta-Petros: A Seventeenth-Century Biography of an African Woman, Concise Edition by Galawdewos
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois
  • “The White Space” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity: 1(1), 10-21 by Elijah Anderson
  • Thea Bowman: Faithful and Free by Maurice J. Nutt
  • Third Catholic Bishop of Charleston by David Heisser and Stephen J. White Sr.
  • “‘To tear down…the Corinthian pillars of Constitutional liberty’: Catholics and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation”. U.S. Catholic Historian. 37 (2): 109-136 by Robert Emmett Curran
  • Toward an Integrated Theory of Systemic Racism in The Changing Terrain of Race and Ethnicity by Joe Feagin
  • Uncommon Faithfulness: The Black Catholic Experience by Shawn Copeland with LaReine-Marie Mosely and Albert Raboteau
  • Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race by Frances Kendall
  • UT Austin faculty group wants the institution to fix what it says is a system that marginalizes Hispanics Inside Higher Ed
  • What Do Our Most Vulnerable Students Need This Fall? To Be on Campus The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • What Does it Mean to be White? Developing a White Racial Literacy by Robin DiAngelo (Peter Lang Publishing, 2016) (2018 Faculty Book Discussion)
  • What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Janna-Attisha (Flint, Michigan)
  • What would Tolton think of today’s crisis of racial injustice? by Joyce Duriga
  • White Academia: Do Better. Higher education has a problem. It’s called White supremacy. by Jasmine Roberts
  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Immunity, and the Myth of "Post-Racial" Higher Education (The American Campus) by Nolan L Cabrera
  • White Supremacy and Anti-Black Logics in the Making of U. S. Catholicism in Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics by Shawn Copeland
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • “‘You Could Do the Irish Jig, But Anything African Was Taboo:’ Black Nuns, Contested Memories, and the 20th-Century Struggle to Desegregate U.S. Religious Life” in the Journal of African American History, 102, no. 2 (Spring 2017): 125-56 by Shannen Dee Williams

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