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Philosophy: Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism in Philosophy

Resources for the USD community interested in Philosophy.

Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism in Philosophy: A preliminary bibliography

This preliminary bibliography is intended as a place to start, not as a complete reading list or guide. The collections of Copley Library are continually growing, and we strive to add titles that will best support your scholarship and research. If you have suggestions for titles to add to our collection, please feel free to contact the library via the Ask A Librarian page.

Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Titles

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

"Epistemic Injustice and the Philosophy of Race" by Luvell Anderson in The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice, edited by Ian James Kidd, José Medina, and Gaile Polhaus Jr.

“Race, Complicity and Culpable Ignorance” by Sandra Lee Bartky, in Sympathy and Solidarity: And Other Essays by Sandra Lee Bartky

The Idea of Race edited by Robert Bernasconi and Tommy L. Lott 

The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood by Tommy J. Curry 

The Psychology of Racism: Made in America: The Psychological Evolution of the Black Male by Andre R. Fields

“Race” by Dan Flory in The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film, edited by Paisley Livingston and Carl Plantinga

A Common Humanity: Thinking About Love and Truth and Justice by Raimond Gaita 

Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach by Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

The Habits of Racism by Helen Ngo

On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It by David Livingstone Smith

The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression by Shannon Sullivan

Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race