These recommendations are taken from Lucie Witt’s article, “Eight Books and Articles White Feminists Should Read for Black History Month.” The article is here, and it includes links to each reading: http://luciewitt.com/2016/02/08/eight-books-and-articles-white-feminists-should-read-for-black-history-month/
“Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex” by Kimberlé Crenshaw
“I’m Not Grateful for Viola Davis’ Win– It Was Long Overdue” by Ashley Ford
Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts
“#FlintWaterCrisis is a Reproductive Justice Issue” by Josie Pickens
Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris Perry
“Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of” by Brittney Cooper
At the Dark End of the Street by Danielle McGuire
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander – this is the only one I’ve already read.
I have about 100 pages left in The Corner. I’m afraid it’s about to break my heart. The Wire was created by one of its authors, and the next-to-last episode of each season of The Wire was the one that wrecked me, and I’m nearly at the end of The Corner. If this book started the pattern, then I will shortly be weeping.
We Should All Be Feminists and Homegoing are both in the mail. I intend to read them next. Still: I bet I could slip some articles into my evenings between the end of The Corner and whichever of those two I decide to start first.
What poetry have you dunked in today?