Episode 16: Awakening Your Wokeness

When you truly wake up to the realities of disparities in America, it's hard not to go through emotional turmoil. Especially as a Black person. Once you realize your people are under attack and have been for a while, you automatically start to feel like (and notice that) you're under attack.

10 Books to Read to awaken (or nurture) your wokeness:

1. The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander

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2. Are Prison's Obselete - Angela Davis

(FREE PDF:) https://collectiveliberation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Are_Prisons_Obsolete_Angela_Davis.pdf

3. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? - Beverly Daniel Tatum

4. Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

5. This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins

6. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

(FREE PDF: http://www.instituteforwomensurfers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Eddo-Lodge-Why-Im-No-Longer-Talking-to-White-People-about-Race-_OceanofPDF.com_Why_Im_No_Longer_Talking_to_White_People_-_Reni_Eddo-Lodge.pdf)

7. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

BONUS: We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

8. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide - Carol Anderson

9. They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement - Wesley Lowery

10. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America - Richard Rothstein


The Four Agreements - Don Ruiz

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