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Top 10 Books covering Systemic Racism in the Supply Chain

The United States of America is entering into a new age of reform.

As a collective US citizens are looking beyond the history lessons taught in school. It is now acknowledged that many history lessons left out systematic slavery. Citizens are taking to the streets, social media and ordering books to find the lost history.

Due to a recent surge in self-education, anti-racism books have sold out across the internet. If you’re looking to learn more about systemic racism within the US, we have compiled a list of available readings regarding the subject. These works specifically focus on racial discrimination within the supply chain and fashion industry as a whole. If available, we encourage you to purchase these readings through our provided links in order to help support local, independent bookstores! 


Stitched Up By Tansy E. Hoskins

Stitched Up explores consumerism, class, and advertising to reveal the interests which benefit from exploitation. Tansy E. Hoskins critiques the portrayal of race in fashion, Stitched Up also examines the global balance of power in the industry.

Fashion in Focus by Tim Edwards 

This book offers a comprehensive guide to key theories, perspectives, and developments in the fashion industry. Edwards dicusses how the expansion of the fashion industry has depended on patterns of racial discrimination in employing immigrant workers. 

Racism and Paid Work By Tania Das Gupta

Based on extensive research on workers in both the Health Care sector and in the Garment Manufacturing sector, this book explicitly addresses racism in the paid workplace, showing how racism, and by corollary sexism, are systemic to society. 

Racism Postrace 

The contributors to Racism Postrace examine the concept of postrace and its powerful history and allure, showing how proclamations of a post-racial society further normalize racism and obscure structural antiblackness.