You might enjoy…

Here are some books and films community members think you might enjoy!

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. Published by Bloomsbury Circus (2017). Recommended by Allies at MIIS. This book, crafted from a viral blog by Reni Eddo-Lodge, aims to reveal “the anxieties, hypocrisies, and double standards of whiteness”, making the problem of whiteness something “…that white people must take the responsibility to solve”.

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. Published by Nation Books (2016). Recommended by Prof. Kent Glenzer.  Coming from a speech by president of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis, Stamped from the Beginning chronicles the long history of racial ideas in the United States. From the Puritans to Barack Obama, professor of history and international relations Ibram X. Kendi appropriately brings to light the past that precedes the racial tensions we see today.

I Am Not Your Negro – by Director Raoul Peck (2018). Recommended by Óscar Cejudo Corbalán. Using excerpts from James Baldwin’s unfinished work Remember this House, this documentary provides a genuine insight into racism in the United States told through the lives, and subsequent murders, of three of the author’s close friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X.

I Am Not An Easy Man – by Director Éléonore Pourriat (2018). Recommended by Gina Pham. Damien, a male misogynist, gets a concussion that throws him into an alternate universe where female and male roles are completely reversed. The struggles navigating this ‘bizarre’ world are both hilarious and eye-opening.