You know how the old saying goes: those that forget history are doomed to repeat it. But when we’re still living through a historical moment, educating ourselves on where those forces originated and the way we got where we are becoming even more important. Reading books from Black authors can help lend important context to the continued protests against police brutality, persisting systemic racism, and therefore the discrimination that Black people face a day. For those folks who do not have that have firsthand, reading about experiences aside from our own is doubly important. It can help us engage with our own antiracist education more thoughtfully, and may prevent from possibly painful snafus in your interactions with Black friends and colleagues, too. Reading doesn’t absolve us from taking further action against injustice, but it is a good start.
I desire these books should get on every bookshelf of each Black woman. These are 8 books that each Black woman should own. this is often by no means a comprehensive list. in any case, there are only 8 books thereon. But I hope it sparks your interest, provides a start line.
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