Pacifism as Pathology in Essential Reading: Charlottesville

Originally posted on LitReview
August 14th, 2017


Your Lit Review hosts Monica Trinidad & Page May have compiled some essential reading homework in light of recent events in Charlottesville. We must remember that the roots of white supremacy are deep, and our ancestors have fought them from day one. As always, read with care, and keep reading. Artwork by Monica Trinidad.

1. Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights by Glenda Gilmore
2. Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law by James Whitman
3. Black Reconstruction in America by W.E.B. DuBois
4. Resisting State Violence by Joy James
5. The End of White World Supremacy by Malcolm X
6. Freedom Dreams by Robin D.G. Kelly
7. Pacifism as Pathology by Ward Churchill
8. America at War With Itself by Henry Giroux
9. This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb Jr.
10. Refuse to Stand Silently By: An Oral History of Grassroots Social Activism in America, 1921-64, edited by Eliot Wigginton 
11. I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle by Charles M. Payne
12. Never Meant To Survive: Genocide and Utopias in Black Diaspora Communities by João H. Costa Vargas 
13. Blood in My Eye by George L. Jackson