Article of the day: five essential books on American politics by writers of color

Continuing the theme of diversifying writing on American politics, here are five great books by writers of color.   If you purchase any of these through the Amazon Affiliate links below, all the proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.

  • We Should All Be Feminists. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short book is a wonderful introduction to contemporary feminism, and the prospect of liberating both women and men from the limits of patriarchy.  If you meet any Swedish 16-year olds in the next year, you’ll have a good topic of conversation.
  • Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party.  Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr. have written an engaging, well-researched history of the Black Panthers’ social activism in 1960s Oakland.  Insightful points on the way that the white majority often treats any type of organization by the black community as disproportionately threatening.