Black Lives Matter Syllabus

  • Marc Lamont Hill, Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond (Simon & Schuster, 2016)
  • Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New Press, 2012)
  • Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? (7 Stories Press, 2003)
  • African American Policy Forum, Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women (African American Policy Forum Report, 2015)
  • Movement for Black Lives, A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice (Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform, 2016)
  • Assorted essays by Cornel West, Alicia Garza, Audre Lorde, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Shaun King, and more

Books and Publications

  • Adams, M. (Ed.). (2000). Readings for diversity and social justice. Psychology Press.
  • Feagin, J. (2013). Systemic racism: A theory of oppression. Routledge.
  • Linder, C., Harris, J. C., Allen, E. L., & Hubain, B. (2015). Building inclusive pedagogy: Recommendations from a national study of students of color in higher education and student affairs graduate programs. Equity & Excellence in Education, 48, 178-194.doi:10.1080/10665684.2014.959270
  • Johnson, A. G. (2001). Power, privilege, and difference. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.
  • Lau, M. Y., & Williams, C. D. (2010). Microaggressions research: Methodological review and recommendations. In: D. W. Sue (Ed.). Microaggressions and marginality: Manifestation, dynamics and impact (pp. 313–336). New York, NY: Wiley
  • Nadal, K. L., Wong, Y., Griffin, K. E., Davidoff, K., & Sriken, J. (2014). The adverse impact of racial microaggression on college students’ self-esteem. Journal of College Student Development, 55, 461-474. doi:10.1353/csd.2014.0051
  • Ross, L. (2016). Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses. Macmillan.
  • Sue, D. W. (2003). Overcoming our racism: The journey to liberation. John Wiley & Sons.

Films and TV Series


  • 13th (Ava DuVernay)
  • American Son (Kenny Leon)
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien)
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol)
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay)
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay)


  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada)
    via Cinemax
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)
    via Cinemax


  • King In The Wilderness
  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality*
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc)
    Also available on Kanopy via your library
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu)

Organizations to follow on Social Media and Donate to



Reading List