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New Additions to our Social Justice Collection!


In June 2020, the Library established a Social Justice Collection of materials that support research and inquiry into issues of social justice in America.

Here are some of the books we've recently added to the Collection (as of February 2022):

Minority leader : how to lead from the outside and make real change by Stacey Abrams

Unsustainable inequalities : social justice and the environment by Lucas Chancel

Privilege and punishment : how race and class matter in criminal court by Matthew Clair

Invisible women : data bias in a world designed for men by Caroline Criado Perez

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America by Jennifer E. Cobbina

From here to equality : reparations for Black Americans in the twenty-first century by William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen

You'll also see books that continue to receive a lot of buzz, such as Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility and Ibram X. Kendi's How to be an Antiracist. Plus other books that might be less well-known, but are also important and powerful, such as Shadows of doubt : stereotypes, crime, and the pursuit of justice by Brendan O'Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi and Biased : uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

We are focusing on purchasing books in e-format to maximize accessibility, with some titles in print where e-format does not exist. They can be accessed through our OneSearch system

We'll continue to add to the collection on a regular basis, so check back to see the latest titles!

Have a recommendation of a book for us to purchase? Please contact Gloria Rhodes (grhodes@sdsu.edu) or Linda Salem (lsalem@sdsu.edu)

Interested in donating funds to support this collection? Please contact Patrick McCarthy (pmccarthy@sdsu.edu)