EDUCATE YOURSELF

When it comes to Social Justice, one of the most important things you can do is make sure you're educated about these issues. Check out these educational resources related to Social Justice!

Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias Defined: “Thoughts and feelings are ‘implicit’ if we are unaware of them or mistaken about their nature. We have a bias when, rather than being neutral, we have a preference for (or aversion to) a person or group of people. Thus, we use the term ‘implicit bias’ to describe when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge.” - Perception Institute

Test your implicit bias. Project Implicit allows you to test your bias on a variety of topics, from weight to skin tone to disability. To start, we recommend the implicit bias test on Race. 

Anti-Racism

Check out this Anti-Racism Resources document.

Read Up!

Here is a Social Justice reading list:

  1. 'When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir' by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

  2. ‘The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart’ by Alicia Garza

  3. ‘How to Be an Anti-Racist’ by Ibram X. Kendi

  4. 'Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower' by Brittney Cooper

  5. ‘Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?’ by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

  6. 'An African American and Latinx History of the United States' by Paul Ortiz

  7. 'The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority' by Ellen D. Wu

  8. 'Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race' by Debby Irving

  9. ‘Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible’ by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

  10. ‘Biased: The New Science of Race and Inequality’ by Dr Jennifer Eberhardt

  11. 'This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror' by Moustafa Bayoumi

  12. 'The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy' by Andrea Flynn, Susuan R. Holmberg, Dorian T. Warren, and Felicia J. Wong

  13. 'Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism' by Safiya Umoja Noble

  14. ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ by Michelle Alexander

  15. ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge

  16. ‘Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World’ by Layla F. Sayad

  17. ‘Don't Touch My Hair’ by Emma Dabiri

  18. ‘Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice’ by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

  19. ‘Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man’ by Emmanuel Acho

  20. ‘Caste: The Origins of our Discontents’ by Isabel Wilkerson

  21. ‘Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America’ by Peter Edelman

  22. ‘The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America’ by Richard Rothstein

  23. ‘Democracy and the Next American Economy: Where Prosperity Meets Justice’ by Henry A. J. Ramos

  24. ‘Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption’ by Bryan Stevenson

  25. ‘Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, with a New Preface’ by Randy Shaw

  26. ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’ by Matthew Desmond

  27. ‘Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do’ by Jennifer Eberhardt

Don’t see a book that you think should be on here? Let us know! Email our Public Policy Coordinator, Kylie Clark, at kyliec@wvcommunityservices.org.