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Reading for Racial Justice: Home

Background readings to help understand the context of the June 2020 protests in Minneapolis and around the country following the death of George Floyd.


The University Libraries support our community members as they call for reforms to create a more just and equitable society. We encourage everyone who has been moved by the protests to continue educating yourself about the history and context of the incidents of George Floyd and others before him towards potential ways forward. We offer this list as a starting point to create and continue a discussion. All of the included books are available as ebooks to any BGSU student, faculty, or staff member. 

Special thanks to the BGSU Department of Ethnic Studies for its helpful suggestions!

If you have additional titles to suggest, please email Katie Mihaly.

Understanding Racism and Anti-Racism

Historical Context

Subject Guide

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Katie Mihaly
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Racism, Policing, and Criminal Justice