12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today, Edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey. Introductions by Lani Guinier. Twelve men tell their experiences with racial profiling and accounts of their interactions with the police. This eye-opening, state-sanctioned, racial profiling amounts to a painful assault on individual dignity.
From Jim Crow to Civil Rights, Klarman, Michael, The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality, Oxford University Press 2004. The book deals with a legal interpretation of social and political history. It focuses on the overall views of the Brown v. Board of Education case of 1954. This researched study is essential reading for anyone interested in civil rights, the Supreme Court, and constitutional law.
Race, Incarceration, and American Values, Loury, Glenn C. Alarming statistics about racial discrimination that the black and the brown races undergo compared with to white counterparts. The book highlights the state of American prisons and the rising number of prison rates puts to shame those of worst dictatorships.
Race Law stories-1940-1950, by Rachel E Moran Devon W. Carbado Editors. Legal opinions that address slavery, Native American conquest, Chinese exclusion, Jim Crow, Japanese American internment, immigration, affirmative action, voting rights and employment discrimination. The book's multiracial and interdisciplinary approach makes it useful for courses on race and the law and Critical Race.
Race and Races, Cases and Resources For A Diverse America,*** 2nd Edition, by Juan F. Perea, Richard Delgado, Angela P. Harris. Provides expanded treatment of Japanese-American internment, Jews, and native Hawaiians. Includes new cases such as Grutter and Virginia v. Black, current statistics, and enhanced coverage of voting.
Race to Incarceration, Sabrina Jones and Marc Mauer with a foreword by Michelle Alexander. This narrative chronicles four decades of prison expansion is a seminal work which explains the exponential growth of the U.S. prison system. It is a corrosive effect on generations of Americans and the implications for American democracy.
Warriors Don't Cry, Melba Pattillo Beals. This is the painful story of the 1957-1958 integration attempts at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, as seen through the eyes of a participant, one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals.