35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say, by Maura Cullins

“All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein

A Different Mirror, by Ronald Takaki

Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox, by Karen Gaffney

Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, edited by Eddie Moore, Marguerite W. Penick-Parks, and Ali Michael

Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation, edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing, by Vernā Myers

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy, by Maggie Anderson

Raising White Kids, Bringing Up Children in Racially Unjust America, by Jennifer Harvey

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

Speak Up!, by Sub/Urban Justice (collection of student voices)

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, by Michael Eric Dyson 

The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys, edited by Eddie Moore, Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick-Parks

Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future, by Tom Shapiro

What if I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People, by Vernā Myers

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race, by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It, by Shelly Tochluk

For more book ideas I recommend Barbara Beckwith’s extensive booklist.