“Supporting Conversations on Race” Library Resource Guide

-by Jenny Erdmann, Head of Reference

In support of the HPU Diversity Committee, and to facilitate discussion about race inside and outside the classroom, HPU Libraries is growing its collection of resources on racial identity, representation, prejudice, and related issues.

Our ‘Supporting Conversations on Race’ resource guide highlights a mixture of both recent and classic materials available through HPU Libraries, and links direct access to ebooks and streaming film. Below is a snapshot of what you will find in the resource guide.


Access Anywhere

HPU Libraries provides access to over 200,000 ebooks, several of which are highlighted on the guide. If you are prompted to log in when viewing our digital materials, use your HPU username and password (the same password as for your email). You’ll see the login screen when opening library content from off campus.

Discover Films and Documentaries

Our Kanopy collection offers roughly 30 streaming documentaries specific to topics such as racism, representation, and African American Studies. In addition, our collection of feature films showcases works such as  The Hate U Give, Selma, and Fruitvale Station. If you would like help finding more films for exploring race, speak with a librarian or contact Library Media & Digital Services.

Explore the HomeGrown Anti-Racism Reading List

The NC LIVE HomeGrown Collection has curated a selection of ebook titles on the intersection of race and other fields, such as North Carolina history, biography, memoir, sociology, and literature. The collection specializes in titles from North Carolina publishers.

Engage in the Conversation

Dive into current topics related to racial issues by exploring the library’s topic sub-collections. The guide includes links to topic pages on Black Lives Matter, racial and ethnic health disparities, police brutality, and more. These topic pages include an overview, related research articles, statistics, news, and often published commentary from several voices in the current conversation.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at reference@highpoint.edu if you have questions or suggestions for additions to the ‘Supporting Conversations on Race’ resource guide.