- Chin, Marilyn “How I Got That Name” in The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty or online at http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15631
- Chin, Marilyn “One Child Has Brown Eyes” http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/21978
Representations & Critique
- Anzaldua, Gloria, ed. Making Face, Making Soul: Haciendo Caras, (first section especially helps to contextualize unconscious racism).
- Galang, Evelina. Screaming Monkey’s: Critiques of Asian American Images.
- Hernández, Daisy and Bushrá Raḥmān, ed. Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism.
- Hooks, Bell. Yearning: Race, Gender and Cultural Politics.
- Minh-ha, Trinh T., Woman, Native, Other, chapter “Difference: ‘A Special Third World Women Issue’”.
- Minh-ha, Trinh T., When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender and Cultural Politics.
- Moraga, Cherríe and Gloria E. Anzaldúa, ed. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color.
- Morrison, Toni. Playing In the Dark–whiteness and the Literary Imagination.
- Mura, David. Reading and Writing Race, also quotations from Writing on Race Workshop.
- Mura, David. Asian Americans and The Front and Back of the Bus, forthcoming
- Said, Edward. Orientalism.
- Thandeka. Learning to be white: Money, Race, and God in America.
Specific to Academia
- Gutierrez y Muhs, Gabriella and Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. Gonzalez, Angela P. Harris, ed. Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia.
- McIntosh, Peggy white Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack. Accessed at http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/ele3600/mcintosh.html.
- Razack, Sherene, Looking white People in the Eye: Race, Gender and Culture in Courtrooms and Classrooms.
Essays & Articles
- Colorlines magazine http://colorlines.com/.
- Hurston, Zora Neale. The American Mercury “The “Pet” Negro System” May 1943, pp.593-600 or online at http://www.unz.org/Pub/AmMercury-1943may-00593.
- Jenson, Robert. The Heart of whiteness (here’s an efficient essay that summarizes the book) http://voices.yahoo.com/the-heart-whiteness-analytical-essay-232600.html?cat=9.
- Masih, Tara L., ed. The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays.
- Wise, Tim. “Trump Card: White Denial, Racial Resentment and the Art of the Heel” http://www.timwise.org/2011/05/trump-card-white-denial-racial-resentment-and-the-art-of-the-heel/
- Beukes, Lauren. “On Writing the Other” https://worldsf.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/guest-blog-lauren-beukes-on-writing-the-other/
- Older, Daniel Jose. “Fundamentals of Writing the Other” http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieljoseolder/fundamentals-of-writing-the-other
- Zilka, Christine. “Fiction: Writing characters of another race” http://czilka.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/fiction-writing-characters-of-another-race/
Blogs & Online Discussions
- Abinader, Elmaz. “Why We Must Talk Without You” http://redroom.com/member/elmaz-abinader/blog/why-we-must-talk-without-you
- Chin, Frank. “Frank Chin debates Yunte Huang on the topic of Charlie Chan” http://www.bigwowo.com/2010/08/frank-chin-debates-yunte-huang-about-charlie-chan-on-npr/
- Hannah, Daryl. “GAY WILL NEVER BE THE NEW BLACK: WHAT JAMES BALDWIN TAUGHT ME ABOUT MY WHITE PRIVILEGE” http://www.glaad.org/blog/gay-will-never-be-new-black-what-james-baldwin-taught-me-about-my-white-privilege
- Painter, Nell Irvin. The History of white People.
- Polido, Laura. Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles.
- Kennedy, Adrienne. People that Led to My Plays.
***compiler’s note: thank you to the many who have contributed to this bibliography. I apologize for not naming you – it is solely because the truth is a dangerous thing, and you have spoken truth to power. The bibliography is available at my website: https://drunkenwhispers.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/open-letter-to-mfa-workshops-with-bibliography/
ask me to tell how it feels
remembering your mother’s face
turned to water under the white words
of the man at the shoe store. ask me,
though she tells it better than i do,
not because of her charm
but because it never happened
no bully salesman swaggering,
no rage, no shame, none of it
i only remember buying you
your first grown up shoes
she smiles. ask me
how it feels.