Note: This is a basic bibliography for those
who wish to read more extensively on issues of racial relations and racism
in the United States and globally:
Allen, Theodore W. The Invention of the White Race. Verso, 1994.
Allport, Gordon W. The Nature of Prejudice. Abridged edition, Doubleday Anchor Books, 1958.
Anatomy of Racism, ed. by David T. Goldberg, University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Ani, Marimba. Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior. Africa World Press, 1994.
Barrera, Mario. Race and Class in the Southwest: A Theory of Racial Inequality. University of Notre Dame Press, 1979.
Bell, Derrick. Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism. Basic Books, 1992.
Benjamin, Lois. The Black Elite: Facing the Color Line in the Twilight of the Twentieth Century. Nelson-Hall, 1991.
Berry, Mary F. Black Resistance, White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America. Revised edition, Penguin Press, 1994.
Blauner, Robert. Racial Oppression in America. Harper and Row, 1972.
Blee, Kathleen. Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s. University of California, 1991.
Brink, William and Louis Harris. Black and White: A Study of U.S. Racial Attitudes Today. Simon and Schuster, 1967.
Brooks, Roy L. Rethinking the American Race Problem. University of California, 1990.
Bullard, Robert D. Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality. Westview, 1990.
Carmichael, Stokely and Charles V. Hamilton. Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America. Vintage Books, 1967.
Carter, Stephen L. Reflections of An Affirmative Action Baby. Basic Books, 1991.
Churchill, Ward. Fantasies of the Master Race: Literature, Cinema, and the Colonization of American Indians. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1992.
Churchill, Ward. Struggle for Land: Indigenous Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide, and Expropriation in Contemporary North America. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1993.
A Common Destiny: Blacks and American Society, ed. by Gerald D. Jaynes and Robin M. Williams, Jr., National Academy Press, 1989.
Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots, ed. by Robert Bullard, South End Press, 1993.
Cose, Ellis. The Rage of a Privileged Class. HarperCollins, 1993.
Cox, Oliver C. Caste, Class, and Race: A Study in Social Dynamics. Doubleday, 1948.
De Tocqueville, Alexis. Democracy in America. Vintage Books, 1945
Drake, St. Clair. Black Folk Here and There: An Essay in History and Anthropology. UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies, 1987.
Du Bois, William E. B. Black Reconstruction in America: An Essay Toward a History of the Part which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-1880. Atheneum,  1992 .
Du Bois, William E. B. Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept. Transaction Books, 1984 .
Edelman, Marian Wright. The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours. Beacon, 1992.
Essed, Philomena, Everyday Racism: Reports from Women of Two Cultures. Hunter House, 1990.
Feagin, Joe R. Racist America: Roots, Current Realities,
and Future Reparations. Routledge, 2000. Also published as Audio CD by
Scholarly Audio, Inc. (Chicago 2002).
Feagin, Joe R. and Clairece
Feagin, Racial and Ethnic Relations. Seventh edition. Upper Saddle
River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2003.
Feagin, Joe R. and Karyn D.
McKinney. The Many Costs of Racism. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield,
Feagin, Joe R. and Melvin P. Sikes. Living with Racism: The Black Middle Class Experience. Beacon, 1994.
Feagin, Joe R. and Hernan Vera. Liberation Sociology, Westview
Feagin, Joe R. and Hernan Vera. White Racism: The Basics. Routledge, 1995.
Feagin, Joe R., Hernan Vera and Pinar Batur.
White Racism, 2nd Ed. Routledge, 2001.
Feagin, Joe R. and Pinar Batur-Vanderlippe. The
Global Color Line: Racial and Ethnic Inequality and Struggle from a Global
Perspective. Research in Politics and Society. Greenwich, CN: JAI Press,
Franklin, John Hope and Alfred A. Moss, Jr. From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans. Sixth edition, Knopf, 1988.
Frankenberg, Ruth. White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness. University of Minnesota, 1993.
Fredrickson, George M. The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914. Wesleyan University Press, 1971.
From Different Shores: Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America, ed. by Ronald T. Takaki, Second edition, Oxford University Press, 1994.
Glazer, Nathan. Affirmative Discrimination: Ethnic Inequality and Public Policy. Basic Books, 1975.
Guinier, Lani. The Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness in Representative Democracy. Free Press, 1994.
Hacker, Andrew. Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal. Scribner's, 1992.
Harris, Trudier. Exorcising Blackness: Historical and Literary Lynching and Burning Rituals. Indiana University Press, 1984.
Higginbotham, A. Leon. In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process. Oxford University Press, 1978.
Hochschild, Jennifer L. The New American Dilemma: Liberal Democracy and School Desegregation. Yale, 1984.
Hooks, Bell. Black Looks: Race and Representation. South End Press, 1992.
Institutional Racism in America, ed. by Louis L. Knowles and Kenneth Prewitt, Prentice-Hall, 1970.
In the Barrios: Latinos and the Underclass Debate, ed. Joan Moore and Raquel Pinderhughes, Sage, 1993.
Jhally, Sut and Justin Lewis. Enlightened Racism: The Cosby Show, Audiences, and the Myth of the American Dream. Westview Press, 1992.
Jordan, Winthrop. White over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812. University of North Carolina Press, 1968.
Kovel, Joel. White Racism: A Psychohistory. Revised edition, Columbia University Press, 1970.
Marable, Manning. How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America: Problems in Race, Political Economy and Society. South End Press, 1983.
Massey, Douglas S. and Nancy A. Denton. American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass. Harvard University Press, 1993.
Morris, Aldon. The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change. Free Press, 1984.
Myrdal, Gunnar. An American Dilemma. Harper and Brothers, 1944.
National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968.
Nelson, Jill. Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience. Noble Press, 1993.
Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology, ed. by Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins, Second edition, Wadsworth, 1995.
Racial Discrimination in the United States, ed. by Thomas F. Pettigrew. Harper and Row, 1975.
Raper, Arthur F. The Tragedy of Lynching. University of North Carolina Press, 1933.
Roediger, David. Towards the Abolition of Whiteness: Essays on Race, Politics, and Working Class History. Verso, 1994.
Rutstein, Nathan. Healing Racism in America: A Prescription for the Disease. Whitcomb Publishing, 1993.
Schuman, Howard, Charlotte Steeh, and Lawrence Bobo. Racial Attitudes in America: Trends and Interpretations. Harvard University Press, 1985.
Scott, Kesho Y. The Habit of Surviving: Black Women's Strategies for Life. Rutgers University Press, 1991.
Smith, Lillian E. Killers of the Dream. Revised edition, Norton, 1961.
Snowden, Frank M. Before Color Prejudice: the Ancient View of Blacks. Harvard University Press, 1983.
Takaki, Ronald T. Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th-Century America. Oxford University Press, 1990.
Terkel, Studs. Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel about the American Obsession. The New Press, 1992.
Van Ausdale, Debra and Joe R. Feagin. The First R: How Children Learn Race
and Racism. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
Van Dijk, Teun A. Elite Discourse and Racism. Sage, 1993.
Wellman, David M. Portraits of White Racism. Second edition, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
West, Cornel. Race Matters. Beacon Press, 1993.
Williams, Patricia J. The Alchemy of Race and Rights. Harvard University Press. 1991.
Wilson, William J. The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy. University of Chicago Press, 1987.