Race, Gender, Sexuality Matters


Resources: Health Disparities, Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression Tools, History
* Much of this list was compiled by the amazing folks at the anti-racism and anti-oppression work in midwifery (AROMIDWIFERY) website



Race in the United States-
Important books for further reading
  • Alexander, Michelle. 2010. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press. ISBN-13: 978-1-59558-103-7
  • Baldwin, James. Notes of a Native Son.
  • Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time.
  • Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. 2003. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Deloria, Phillip. Playing Indian.
  • Douglass, Frederick. 1st Autobiography.
________________My Bondage and My Freedom (1855 Autobiography).
  • Du Bois, W.E.B. Souls of Black Folk
  • Katznelson, Ira. 2005. When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America. New York: W.W. Norton.
  • Lipsitz, George. 1998. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • Ngai, Mae. 2005. Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America. Princeton UP.
  • Omi, Michael and Howard Winant. 1994. Racial Formation in the United States: from the 1960s to the 1990s. New York: Routledge.
  • Patterson, Orlando. 1982. Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Roediger, David R. 2007. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class, new ed. New York: Verso.
  • Takaki, Ronald. 1993. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America.New York: Back Bay Books. ISBN-13: 978-0316-83112-3.
  • Wilkerson, Isabel. 2010. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.

Racism and human rights
  • Amnesty International. 2010. Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA. London: Amnesty International Secretariat.
    • United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. (2008). Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under Article 9 of the Convention: Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: United States of America. Available from internet, http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/107361.pdf
    Racism 101

    Videos, Articles and Books, Studies

    White Privilege 101
    Books and Articles, Websites, Videos


      Racism and Health- General
      • Braveman, P and S Gruskin. 2003. Defining equity in health. J Epidemiol Community Health 57:254-258.
      • Garcia, Richard S. 2004. The misuse of race in medical diagnosis. Pediatrics 113:1394-5. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/113/5/1394.full.
      • Williams, David R., Harold Neighbors, and James Jackson. 2003. Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Health: Findings from Community Studies. Am J Pub Health93(2): 200-208.
      • Health inequities and power: gender, race, class, sexual, ability, culture, language
      • Beckfield J, Krieger N. Epi + demos + cracy: linking political systems and priorities to the magnitude of health inequities.Epidemiol Rev 2009; 31:152-177.
      • Fadiman, Anne. 1997. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
      • Farmer, Paul. 2005. Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor. UC Press.
      • Krieger, Nancy and George Davey Smith. 2004. “Bodies Count,” and Body Counts: Social Epidemiology and Embodying Inequality. Epidemiol Review 26: 92–103.
      • Kreiger, Nancy et al. 2008. The Fall and Rise of US Inequities in Premature Mortality: 1960–2002. PLoS Medicine 5(2): 227-241.
      • Schultz, A, Mullings, L. 2005. Gender, race, class and health: intersectional approaches. San Francisco: Wiley & Sons.
      Impact of Racism and Oppression on Birth Outcomes
      Books and Articles, Videos, Websites

      Racism in Midwifery
      Books and Articles, Websites

      Multicultural Midwifery History
      Books and Articles, Film

      Intersections of Race, Gender and Class

      Woman of Color Feminism, Decolonizing Feminism and Antiracist Feminism
      Books and Articles



      History: Woman of color health justice activism
      • Smith, S. 1995. Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women’s Health Activism in America, 1890-1950. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press.
      • Stillman, J. Fried, M.G., & Ross, L, Gutierrez, E. 2004. Undivided rights: women of color organize for reproductive justice. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

      Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Resources

      Anti-Racist Alliance Highly Recommended Reading
      *books ordered from the website help defray costs of running the website

      Anti-Oppression Resources and Exercises- from Organizing for Power, Organizing for Change

      Other books, articles, and websites



    • Removing the Barriers: Training programs designed to educate and bring awareness to health care providers about lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) health care needs.

    • Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women who have Sex with Women: A Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers (PDF)

    • Health Resources compiled by the Mautner Project

      • Two-Spirit "Dancing To Eagle Spirit Society is a registered charity within the meaning of Revenue Canada "Income Tax Act section149(1)(f)" They are dedicated to the healing and empowerment of aboriginal and non-aboriginal two-spirit individuals their friends and their allies. The society seeks to honor the dignity of the individual, building personal and community self esteem by providing emotional support and spiritual needs using traditional Native American ways and culture.


      For Activists and Allies
      Books and Articles
      How to be an Ally 

      For Educators
      Books, Articles, Websites

      2 comments:

      WendyCPM said...

      Just wanted to let you know that we've updated our resources list on the AROMidwifery site and have organized it a little better. Thanks for sharing! http://aromidwifery.wordpress.com

      Toi: WorldCitizen said...

      Thank YOU!