(Inspired by Beverly DiAngelo’s About Me—and included, elsewhere, on my Diversity Statement.)
I grew up middle-class and white, nearly unconscious of my race privilege and class oppression. Yet… I was uneasy. ‘Something’ was suffocatingly wrong with society. Women’s secondary status? Obviously. But also ‘America’ in the world, as aggressor. And Wilderness: My/the Euroman’s Great Red Herring. Only recently have I become slightly aware of how I/we was/am were/are socialized to collude with racism; have I begun to explore my own multiple locations; how they function together to hold racism in place….
And so, read these 24 books first!
Then come check out a few of the other books on my old bookshelf:
and ANYTHING by Ursula K. LeGuin
and N.K. Jemisin (especially The Broken Earth trilogy)
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