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People of color and Buddhism 

Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace
Reverend angel Kyodo Williams
Black Buddha: Changing the Face of American Buddhism
Lama Choyin Rangdrol
*Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist & Buddhist
Jan Willis
Dharma, Color, and Culture
Hilda Gutierrez Baldoquin, ed.
Free Your Mind: An African American Guide to Meditation
by Cortez R. Rainey
Sheridan Adams, Mushim Ikeda-Nash, Jeff Kitzes, Margarita Loinaz, Choyin Rangdrol, Jessica Tan and Larry Yang
*Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
Faith Adiele
*Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation
 Jasmine Syedullah, Ph.D., Lama Rod Owens, and angel Kyodo Williams
Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice
Dr.  Charles Johnson
Turning the Wheel: Essays on Buddhism and Writing
by Dr.  Charles Johnson
The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality & Gender
 by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Race in America

Ain't I A Woman
bell hooks

American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
David E. Stannard

*Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
Tom Burrell

*Deep Denial
Davild Billings

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Juan Gonzalez

The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism
Rosalind S. Chou and Joe Feagin

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

The Souls of Black Folk
W.E.B. Du Bois

*Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Debby Irving

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum


A Girl Like Me
Kiri Davis

The Color of Fear
Lee Mun Wah

Race: The Power of an Illusion


Race, Color and Ethnicity in the Early Buddhist DIscourses
A talk by Ayya Tathaaloka, Spirit Rock, October 2013

Reflections on Race and Diversity
A talk by Joseph Goldstein, IMS, December 2014

Dukkha: Focus on People of Color
A dharma talk given by Bonnie Duran, IMS, June 2012

Diverse World, Diverse Sangha
A Sangha News interview with Gina Sharpe & Larry Yang, June 2010


Buddhists for Racial Justice

White Awake

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