Darren Walker's Reading List

by Darren Walker

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Darren Walker is President of the Ford Foundation.

My Reading List


1. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

“If Roxane Gay is a bad-ass feminist, we should all race to join her bad-ass brigade, by reading her incisive, empathetic, and necessary essays together.”

2. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

 “An American Marriage is a timely narrative that will leave you searching for catharsis—until you realize its subject matter should never soothe us.”

3. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

“This lighthearted, illuminating take on the life and times of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg proves her worthy of the book’s pithy title.”

4. Proud by Ibtihaj Muhammad

“Muhammad’s rapid rise to Olympic prominence is a rousing tale of parrying, dodging, and attacking discrimination—and will inspire you to do the same.”

5. Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth

“The success of Stallworth’s unlikely undercover investigation into the KKK proves the fight against injustice is sometimes an inside job, and always worth pursuing.”

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