Recommended Reading – Black History Month

February 13, 2022 DEI NILCA

Many of us have been inspired by something we have read. As a committee we decided to share some of our most inspirational and informative reads with you.

Waking Up White by Debbie Irving: Irving’s discovery of her own privilege helped me to see mine and recognize that much of why I have the opportunities I have had is because I am white. – Eamon Thornton


This book will open your eyes to the systemic practices put in place many years ago that have led us to where we are today. – Sean Hamon


How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi: Kendi provided me with clear definitions, personal stories, and historical evidence to help me to see how racism works, where it comes from, and what must be really done to eradicate it. – Eamon Thornton


I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown: The glimpses Brown gives into her own life as a black woman are powerfully moving and helped me be more sympathetic to issues that affected her identity that had gone largely unnoticed from my white male perspective. – Eamon Thornton


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