Further Reading

Links are provided where readings are available from Cal State LA for students, staff, and faculty or openly available on the web to the public.

Mervyn M. Dymally 

Mervyn M. Dymally, interview by Elston L. Carr  1996-1997, Oral History Program,   University of California, Los Angeles.

Dymally, Mervyn M., From island immigrant to Congress: An American success story. (Motivational Press, 2012) 

“Dymally, Mervyn Malcolm 1926-2012,” History, Art & Archives, United States House of Representatives.  

Mass Incarceration

Aviva Chomsky, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal (2014). 

Douglas Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to WWII (2008).  

Erika Camplin, Prison Food in America (2016). 

Eric Cummins, The Rise and Fall of California's Radical Prison Movement, (1994). 

Ernest Drucker, ed., Decarcerating America: From Mass Punishment to Public Health (2018). 

James Foreman, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (2017). 

Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, and Sarah Shourd, eds., Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement (2016). 

Kelly Lytle Hernández, City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965 (2017).

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2012). 

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Golden Gulag Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing (2007).  

Talib Williams, “Soledad Uncensored: Racism and the Hyper-Policing of Black Bodies, Part 1,” San Francisco Bay View, April 4, 2020.  

Violence & Unjust Systems

Dylan Rodriguez, Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime (2006). 

Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith, eds. Captive Genders, Trans Embodiment, and the Prison Industrial Complex (2015). 

George Jackson, Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson (1970).  

Jennifer Graber, Furnace of Affliction: Prisoners and Religion in Antebellum America (2011). 

Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock, Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (2011). 

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (2010). 

Luana Ross, Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native American Criminality (1998). 

Michael Meranze, Laboratories of Virtue: Punishment, Revolution, and Authority in Philadelphia 1760-1835 (1996). 

Naomi Murakawa, The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America (2014). 

Nicholas de Genova and Nathalie Peutz eds., The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom Movement (2010). 

Teresa Bergman and Cynthia Duquette Smith, “You were on Indian Land: Alcatraz Island as Recalcitrant Memory Space” In Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials, edited by Greg Dickinson, et al., (2010). 

Educational Equity

David G. Garcia, Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality, (2018)

Delmont, Matthew, “There’s a Generational Shift in the Debate Over Bussing,” The Atlantic, July 1, 2019.

Dymally, Mervyn M., The Struggle for the Inclusion of Negro History in our Textbooks... a California ExperienceNegro History Bulletin, 33, no. 8 (1970): 188-191.     

Dymally, Mervyn M., Memo on segregation and busing in the schools. The Black Politician 2, no.1 (1970): 2-26.    

Juan Williams, The Joint Center: Portrait of a Think Tank, (Washington D.C. Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 1995)

Kristi L. Bowman, The Pursuit of Racial and Ethnic Equality in American Public Schools (2014)

Healthcare Inequality

Alan Nelson, “Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care,” Journal of the National Medical Association94 no.8 (2002): 666-668. 

Alondra Nelson, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination, (2013)

American Medical Association, Diversity in Medicine: Facts and Figures 2019

Dymally, M. M., & Warner, M. R. (1978). Obstacles to Health Care in the Black Community: The Denial of a Human Right. Journal of Intergroup Relations6 no.3(1978): 19–33.

Harriet A. Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, (2006) 

Building Coalitions for Social Justice

Josh Kun and Laura Pulido 2013. Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition (2013)

Laura Pulido. Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles. (2006)

Stacey K, Sowards, Si, Ella Puede!: The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers. (2019)

Sylvie Laurent, King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality (2019).