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Race in the United States reading list

CCC Library resources (books, eBooks, DVDs, streaming videos) related to the United States' and Oregon's history of race and racism, whiteness, white privilege, and intersectionality.

Search Summit Libraries for more race, racism, and privilege resources


Books, eBooks, videos, and other items at CCC Library

Search for items at CCC Library and Summit Libraries, which can be received in 2-5 days.

Libraries + Articles - Search for items at CCC Library, Summit Libraries, and ProQuest and Gale databases.

Course specific text books and materials that your instructor has put on reserve for your class.

Suggested search terms

Use these search terms to find additional information related to race and racism in the United States. Search 37 Summit Libraries for additional titles by selecting the CCC Library + Summit search menu option.

  • "Black Lives Matter"
  • classism
  • discrimination
  • "educational equalization"
  • genocide
  • intersectionality
  • "model minority"
  • prisons AND "race relations"
  • "race identity"
  • "race relations" AND "United States"
  • "racial integration"
  • racism
  • "systemic racism"
  • "white privilege"
  • "white supremacy"

What is Summit?

Summit allows users to request books, DVDs, sound recordings, government documents and more from participating libraries in the Northwest. 

Requesting Summit items

If you find a print book, CD, or DVD that CCC Library doesn’t have, you can request it through Summit. Here's what to do:

  1. Type in search terms for the item you want using CCC Library Search.
  2. Choose "CCC + Summit" from the dropdown menu next to the search box, then select Search.
  3. Select the CCC Library users sign in for request options link. 
    CCC Library users sign in for request options screenshot.
  4. Log in using your full Clackamas email address and password.
  5. Learn how to get the item by selecting the item's title. 
    1. If an item has green text reading Available at..., it is available at CCC. 
    2. If an item has orange text reading Check holdings..., it is available through Summit. Select Check holdings to request the item. Move on to step 6.
    3. If an item has gray text reading Check holdings..., then the item is checked out from CCC Library but it is available through Summit. Select Check holdings to request the item. Move on to step 6.
  6. Select Request from Summit (2-5 days).
    Summit link screenshot.
  7. Select your Pickup Location.
    Screenshot of pickup location options.
  8. Select Request.
  9. Once completed, select Sign Out in the upper right corner of the page. Then, close your browser window to ensure that your account is closed completely.

CCC Library will email you when your Summit item is available for pick up. Materials can be picked up at the CCC Circulation Services desk in 2-5 business days. Items must be picked up within seven calendar days after they are available or they will be returned to the lending library.

If your Summit request cannot be filled, an email will notify you that your request was canceled. Instructions on how to request the item through ILL will be available on the cancelation email.

Community borrowers cannot use Summit, but they can request books through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Harmony Community Campus students, staff, and faculty can request CCC Library and Summit Library material be delivered for pickup at Harmony. Learn more.

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