The selected readings are to supplement and encourage further discovery on topics covered in the Penn Experience: Racism, Reconciliation and Engagement course and Penn Vet Diversity Equity Lecture Series. Access is limited to the books so please follow guidance provided by the library if you encounter any access issues. These are not required or assigned readings and it is not our expectation to overwhelm anyone with a sense of urgency. We hope you will take your time and read these books at your leisure. However, there will be opportunities throughout your progression as students, faculty and staff to discuss the themes in these books and the contributions to these discussions by those who have read any of these books will be vital.
Selections focus on bias and the experiences of different groups in American society. Choose the tabs to see selections by topic.
The following is a general book on the science of prejudice, showing that prejudice and unconscious biases toward others are a fundamental part of the human psyche.