Anti- Racism in Action Online Book display


The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have brought attention to the racist policies and systems that engender violence (both sudden and systemic, physical and attitudinal) against Black people in the United States. The current protests are not just in response to these most recent killings – they are in response to the systemic racism that is woven through our society. To truly act in a way that will disrupt and dismantle that system requires antiracist actions.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi wrote in How to Be an Antiracist (2019), "Being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination."

Below you will find e-resources (books, video, articles, etc.) available through JMU Libraries to help you educate yourself on the past to understand the present, to amplify and listen to the voices of those affected by racism, and to confront the current and ongoing injustices in the United States.

This online book display was created in late May 2020 by the JMU Libraries’ Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and other staff and faculty in the JMU Libraries. We will continue to update it.

Web Presence


Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU


June 3, 2020


Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

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JMU Specific

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Cultural Institutions and Programs

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Areas of Engagement

Civic Engagement, Community Engagement, Engaged Learning


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Off campus

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