Resources to Build Understanding of Injustice and Inequality

Resources to Build Understanding of Injustice and Inequality

Jun 26 2020

This post is part of our ongoing series on the relationship between racism and homeownership.


“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

– Maya Angelou


When it comes to breaking the patterns of systemic racism in our society, and in our housing industry, we know there is much work to be done. One way to start is by learning, together.

The following is a list of resources hand-selected by the Framework and Keep employees, partners, and friends. It’s a starting point that we hope will offer insight, perspective, and an opportunity for all of us to reflect on why learning — and sometimes unlearning and learning anew — is so critical to our growth as a human race.



11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police Brutality,” Brittany Wong for HuffPost, 2020 

The American Nightmare,” Ibram X. Kendi for The Atlantic, 2020 

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” Peggy McIntosh for Peace and Freedom Magazine, 1989 



All You Can Ever Know, Nicole Chung, 2018

America Is Not the Heart, Elaine Castillo, 2018

American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton, 1993

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015 

Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States, Kenneth T. Jackson, 1987

How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, 2019 

Immigrant, Montana: A Novel, Amitava Kumar, 2018

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Austin Channing Brown, 2018 

Last Boat Out of Shanghai, Helen Zia, 2019

Locus, Jason Bayani, 2019

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, Layla Saad, 2020 

Minor Feelings, Cathy Park Hong, 2020

Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, 2017

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, 2019

So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo, 2019 

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi, 2017 

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander, 2020 

The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2015

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele, 2018 

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, 2018 

White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism, Paula S. Rothenberg, 2015 

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Beverly Daniel Tatum, 2017 

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reddi Eno-Lodge, 2019 


Informational Links to Share 

AAPI Women Lead #ImReady

Black Lives Matter 

Southern Poverty Law Center

Stop AAPI Hate

Ways to Donate 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

George Floyd Memorial Fund 

Louisville Community Bail Fund 

I Run With Maud 

Minnesota Freedom Fund 

National Bail Fund Network  

Black Visions Collective 

NAACP Legal Defense Fund 

Communities Organized Against Police Brutality 

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