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Advancing Native Dialogues on Racial Equity

The Advancing Native Dialogues on Racial Equity (ANDORE) is a project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, initiated by the Alaska Native Policy Center at First Alaskans Institute.


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Holistic Strategies for Undocumented Student Equitable Success Across Higher Education

In this essay, Ruben Elias Canedo Sanchez and Meng L. So share the history and development of the Undocumented Student Program at the University of California, Berkeley.


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Undocumented Students, College Access, and 2016 Election

This webinar assists education professionals in addressing the uncertainty of the 2016 election while continuing to support undocumented and DACAmented students on the path to a college degree


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We Too Belong: Inclusive Practices in Immigration and Incarceration Law & Policy

The We Too Belong: Resource Guide of Inclusive Practices in Immigration and Incarceration Law & Policy highlights inclusive policies and practices, supplemented by case studies centered at the intersection of immigration and incarceration in the United States.


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American Promise

A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class black families as they embark on parenting and educating their sons.


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Transportation Secretary: Interstate Highway System Targeted Black, Low-income Neighborhoods

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants to make the nation’s roadways more inclusive. Foxx, who was raised by his grandparents in Charlotte, N.


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Top Infrastructure Official Explains How America Used Highways to Destroy Black Neighborhoods

This article looks at remarks by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx about the role that highway projects have played in ripping apart underprivileged communities around the country. Foxx explicitly acknowledged and condemned a history of destroying black communities and stealing wealth from their residents through intentional decisions.


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The Long Road Home: Decreasing Barriers to Public Housing for People with Criminal Records

This report assesses the health and equity impacts of public housing admissions screening policies that exclude people with a criminal history from public housing, using the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) in Oakland, California as a case study.


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Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States

Joel Spring’s history of school polices imposed on dominated groups in the United States examines the concept of deculturalization—the use of schools to strip away family languages and cultures and replace them with those of the dominant group. The focus is on the education of dominated groups forced to become citizens in territories conquered by the U.


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The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism

Read this interview with Angela Davis and her sister Fania Davis who have been working for social justice before many of today’s activists were born. From their childhood in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, to their work countering the prison-industrial complex, their lives have centered on lifting up the rights of African Americans.


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To Help Low-income American Households, We Have to Close the Work Gap

When Franklin Roosevelt delivered his second inaugural address on January 20, 1936 he lamented the “one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished. ” He challenged Americans to measure their collective progress not by “whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; [but rather] whether we provide enough for those who have too little.


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Meta-analysis of Recent Polling Data on the Impact of Racism on American Society Today

This analysis of recent public opinion polling confirms that racism remains a fact of life in the United States. Yet a majority of Americans of all races want to keep working to eradicate racism and are optimistic that one day it will no longer preoccupy our national consciousness.


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Comparison of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

This brochure is designed to be a source of insight as we work together to establish a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) commission. It describes a number of the comprehensive efforts in this country over the past several decades, as well as two international efforts, to confront some of our history’s most egregious examples of oppression.


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Breaking Down Beliefs of Racial Hierarchy

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Movement led to a series of laws banning public discrimination. African Americans were no longer barred from certain restaurants, some schools were integrated and fair housing laws created more living options.


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Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT)

In our next step in pursuit of racial equity, an unprecedented Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) will help communities embrace racial healing and uproot the unconscious and conscious beliefs in racial hierarchy. This is a national and community-based process designed to engage communities in racial healing and change efforts that address current inequities linked to the belief in a racial hierarchy.


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Building the We: Healing-informed Governing for Racial Equity in Salinas

In 2014 an innovative partnership between government, nonprofit, and philanthropy began in the city of Salinas, California: Healing-Informed Governing for Racial Equity. In a context of mounting racial tension, leaders from these three distinct arenas collaborated to bring about a new initiative aimed at addressing the root causes of inequity and division within the city, on which Race Forward served as training partner and consultant.


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Who Guided the National Discussion on Ferguson?

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, set off a national wave of dialogue and protests, from the streets to social media, as people nation­wide grappled with myriad complex issues, including police use of force, race relations in America, and criminal justice reform.


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The Supreme Court is Afraid of Racial Justice

Ask people to identify a few landmark Supreme Court decisions on race, and they are likely to point to classics like Brown v. Board of Education, which ended segregation in schools, or Loving v.


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The New Inequality Debate

More mainstream economists now find that the income mal-distribution reflects the political sway of elites, not economic imperatives.


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People of Color will be a Majority of the American Working Class in 2032

In 2032, people of color will become a majority of the American working class, defined as people without a college degree. Since nearly two-thirds of the U.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Tech Industry is Underutilizing Diverse Talent Pool

Many tech companies in Silicon Valley like to blame the lack of diversity on what they call the pipeline. Their argument is that there are simply not enough qualified female and/or underrepresented minorities qualified to fill these high-tech roles.


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MediaOnFerguson – a Media Report from Race Forward

An recent addendum to the Moving the Race Conversation Forward report, #MediaOnFerguson includes content analysis on print, cable, and social media coverage of Ferguson after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.


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The Exit Interview: Perceptions On Why Black Professionals Leave Grantmaking Institutions

This study by the ABFE represents a unique effort to learn more about why Black philanthropic professionals are leaving the field—as well as what their experiences suggest about how to both retain and support those who are currently working within the sector.


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Ending the Legacy of Racism in Sports & the Era of Harmful “Indian” Sports Mascots

This report by the National Congress of American Indians details a range of issues: the harm stereotypes have on Native Youth and the overwhelming support for ending harmful mascots by organizations, tribal governments, the NCAA, high schools, community groups, and individuals.


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“A Window of Opportunity” – A Report by The Opportunity Agenda

This three-part report by The Opportunity Agenda’s three part offers compelling public opinion and media research on poverty and poor people in America.


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A New Way Forward Virtual Trainings

A New Way Forward Virtual Trainings are recordings of intimate phone calls with members of the A New Way Forward braintrust on important issues.


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Sustaining Public School Diversity – An Education Policy Brief by the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law

This policy brief documents a student assignment system designed to create racially diverse public schools while satisfying constitutional requirements recently articulated by the Supreme Court.


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The Right to Dream, Promising Practices Improve Odds for Latino Men and Boys – A Report by Hispanics in Philanthropy

"The Right to Dream" gives examples of promising practices that create pathways for youths to want to stay in school, complete their education or training, and pursue successful careers, regardless of immigration status.


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Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected

The report Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected seeks to shine a spotlight on the various factors that direct girls of color down dead-end streets while obscuring their vulnerabilities.


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Eliminating Excessive and Unfair Exclusionary Discipline in Schools Policy Recommendations for Reducing Disparities

Created by the Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative and the Equity Project at Indiana University, this resource explores key policy recommendations to reduce disparities in school discipline.


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5 Things that a 'My Sister’s Keeper Initiative' Must Include

5 Things that a 'My Sister’s Keeper Initiative' Must Include is an opinion article by Dr. Monique W. Morris offering five critical components and considerations for forming the foundation for a national, companion effort to support the healthy development of women and girls of color.


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Early origins of inflammation: An examination of prenatal and childhood social adversity in a prospective cohort study

Early origins of inflammation: An examination of prenatal and childhood social adversity in a prospective cohort study is a research study exploring whether prenatal and childhood social environments and adversity contribute to adult inflammation.


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New and Developing Research on Disparities in Discipline

This brief describes findings from efforts by the Equity Project at Indiana University and new research from the Discipline Disparities Collaborative.


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Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child

Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child is a national report from the National Black Child Development Institute that provides resources, data and perspectives for challenging the prevailing harmful discourse about Black children.


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Implicit Bias and School Discipline Disparities

The “Implicit Racial Bias and School Discipline Disparities” report seeks to uplift implicit bias as a possible contributing factor to the racialized discipline disparities seen in K-12 education.


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Breaking the Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement

“Breaking the Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement” is a research report designed to improve policymakers’ understanding of who is suspended and expelled from public secondary schools and the impact of those removals on students’ academic performance and juvenile justice system involvement.


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Lessons in Racial Justice & Movement Building: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline in CO and Nationally

Lessons in Racial Justice and Movement Building: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Colorado and Nationally is a joint effort by Padres & Jóvenes Unidos (PJU) and Advancement Project to address excessively harsh and racially discriminatory school disciplinary procedures, which have proven to be endemic in public schools across the United States.


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State of Black America, 39th Edition

The State of Black America is the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication which has become one of the most highly anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, education, health social justice and civic engagement.


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State of the Black Family Poll

The survey provides a comprehensive perspective of black families, documenting viewpoints on a wide range of social, family and economic issues, drawing from a national sample of 1,005 African-American respondents to identify the leading issues confronting Black families.


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State of the Latino Family Survey

The survey provides a current snapshot of how Hispanic families feel about their lives and their future in the U.S. and reveals their perception of important issues that affect them directly.


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Selected Supreme Court Briefs in ICP v. Texas

This resource provides links to briefs of the parties as well as a range of amicus briefs filed by individuals and organizations in support of upholding principles of the Fair Housing Act.


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Discipline Disparities: Myths & Facts

This fact sheet provided by The Equity Project at Indiana University describes many of the most common claims about disciplinary disparities and what research actually says about them.


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The School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System

The School Discipline Consensus Report was designed to be a guide for officials in education, health, law enforcement and juvenile justice and their partners in schools and communities across the nation committed to using collaborative approaches to


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Can “De-Biasing” Strategies Help to Reduce Racial Disparities in School Discipline?

“Can ‘De-Biasing’ Strategies Help to Reduce Racial Disparities in School Discipline?” summarizes the findings from various studies that suggest that implicit racial bias contributes to the differential treatment of children of color – particularly Black boys – in school settings.


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State of Indian Nations 2015 Speech

The State of Indian Nations is a speech outlines the goals of tribal leaders, the opportunities for success and advancement of Native peoples, and priorities to advance the nation-to-nation relationship with the United States.


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Amicus Brief in King v. Burwell

This brief can serve as an important legal and advocacy resource for actors interested in expanding healthcare access to marginalized communities in the United States, particularly people of color.


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Under Suspicion, Under Attack: Xenophobic Political Rhetoric and Hate Violence against South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab Communities in the United States

This research report from SAALT highlights findings of increased xenophobic political rhetoric and hate violence, explains best practices in community responses to such incidents, and includes recommendations for government leaders.


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Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

This policy report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that examines the significant barriers to success facing children of color and provides recommendations for improving their opportunities.


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Interventions to Improve Cortisol Regulation in Children: A Systematic Review

The article, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a review and analysis of current medical literature on the effectiveness of various methods for promoting healthy cortisol regulation in children.


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Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men

Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men is a package of content focused on highlighting life stages or events that, for black men in the United States, are uniquely confined by broad, social inequities


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The Business Case for Racial Equity

“The Business Case for Racial Equity” is a joint effort by Altarum Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that details the economic impact of racism and the benefits of advancing racial equity in light of the continually evolving demographic identity of our nation.


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The Racial Wealth Gap: Why Policy Matters

In The Racial Wealth Gap: Why Policy Matters, Demos and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy provide a systematic analysis of the types of public policies that offer the most potential for reducing the racial wealth gap.


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Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own WORDS

In Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own WORDS, the National Council of La Raza uses the concept of resilience to examine how a group of second-generation Latino youth have been able to cope with adversity and excel while growing up in extremely challenging circumstances.


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Breaking Barriers: Improving Health Insurance Enrollment and Access to Health Care

In this report, the Alliance for a Just Society, a national network of 15 racial and economic justice organizations working to address economic, racial and social inequities, conducted research in 10 states explore how those who need health care the most— low-income people, immigrants and people of color— are experiencing ACA implementation.


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Interim Report of The President’s Taskforce on 21st Century Policing

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing was created to examine how to foster strong, collaborative relationships between local law enforcement and their communities and to make recommendations to President Obama about how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust.


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The Science of Equality Volume 1: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat in Education and Health Care

The Science of Equality Volume 1: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat in Education and Health Care, released in the fall of 2014, details social science research that can help make sense of the day-to-day dynamics of race and how race impacts our everyday lives.


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Beyond Othering and into Belonging:  A Targeted Universalism Response to My Brother's Keeper

Leveraging the framework of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, the "Beyond Othering and into Belonging" letter asks not only if we can help boys and men of color, but whether we really care to help them – come to see them as family, worthy of nurturing, respect and regard.


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Mapping Segregation

Housing built in DC during the early 1900s consisted of dense blocks of rowhouses, with racially restrictive covenants. The city’s long-established black professional class included prominent civil rights attorneys dedicated to dismantling segregation, and African American residents pushed back against racial covenants.


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How Hedge Funds Deepen Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

This article explains that Puerto Rico is the latest battlefield for hedge funds called “vultures,” which descend on troubled governments. In Greece, Argentina, Detroit, and now Puerto Rico, vultures have bought distressed debt on the cheap, and then used coercion, threats, and legal action to secure a massive windfall, compounding the effects on millions of citizens.


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Equity, Growth and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas

In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. Addressing these new realities in America’s metropolitan regions, this book argues that a few lessons are emerging: first, inequity is bad for economic growth; second, bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and third, the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, which help to overcome political polarization and to address the challenges of economic restructuring and social divides.


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Beyond Epistemicide: Knowledge Democracy and Higher Education

Introduction: I would like to acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional territory of the Treaty Four First Nations. Further I want you to know that I am a Settler Canadian of English heritage and that I live and work on the traditional territory of the Coast and Straits Salish First Nations, specifically on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen and Esquimalt Peoples.


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Amicus Brief of Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, PRRAC, Opportunity Agenda, Leadership Conference and 27 other groups, Inclusive Communities Project v. Texas

This brief is submitted by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, The Opportunity Agenda, and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund as amici curiae.


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America's Unfair Rules of the Road

From segretated public transportation to federally funded highways that isolate minority neighborhoods, race and transportation have long been intertwined. This article details how our transportation system discriminates against the most vulnerable.


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Touchstones of Hope: Still the Best Guide for Indigenous Child Welfare

In 2000, the authors of this editorial, along with a group of child welfare experts and allies, initiated a series of meetings and one conference as part of a project sponsored by the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare, based at the University of Toronto in Canada. As a group, we represented the principal national child welfare organizations in the United States and Canada: NICWA (National Indian Child Welfare Association), CWLA (Child Welfare League of America), FNCFCS (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society), and CECW (Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare).


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Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Women in California

This Public Health Institute policy brief describes racial/ethnic health disparities among California women for four main health topics: 1) health status; 2) health conditions; 3) health risk factors; and 4) health coverage and access.


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Opening Doors/Forging New Paths – A Oral History project of The Winter Institute

Opening Doors/Forging New Paths is an oral history project about Mississippi's first African American Medical resident and first African American law school graduate.


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Teaching the Movement 2014: The State of Civil Rights Education in the United States

Teaching the Movement 2014 provides a national report card on the state of civil rights education in our country.


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The National Visionary Leadership Project Oral History Archive

The National Visionary Leadership Project provides publically accessible videos of interviews with legendary African American elders.


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A Commonsense Approach: Immigration Policy Solutions Promoting Family Unity

This resource outlines ways to protect children of undocumented parents, while placing family reunification as a main priority.


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The Reclamation Project

This article from One Nation Indivisible serves as a case study for how communities can successfully integrate immigrant populations into existing communities.


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“Why Do We Have to Talk About Race So Much?”

The article “Why Do We Have to Talk About Race So Much?,” provides a case study for how educators, parents, and students can come together to discuss topics that are generally avoided: bias, culture, race and stereotyping.


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Utah’s Bilingual Boon

This article addresses the challenges of integrating Spanish-speaking students into English-speaking school districts and presents solutions to ensure high-quality education for all students.


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Strengthening Families through Racial Reconciliation

This brief by Shepherding the Next Generation uses a biblical basis to promote racial equity. It explores how principles and values addressed in the Bible, especially relating to equity and reconciliation have not always been observed in actuality.


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Strengthening National Security through Racial Equity

This brief released by Mission: Readiness explores how removing barriers that keep children of color from succeeding can help improve national security. According to the report, statistics released by the Department of Defense show that 75 percent of all young people ages 17 to 24 are currently unable to enlist in the United States military.


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Racial Equity Strengthens Communities and Makes Police More Effective

This report from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids shows that racial equity helps law enforcement be more effective in the communities they protect. Police forces that reflect the diversity of their communities can improve communications and foster cultural understandings that lead to both safer neighborhoods and stronger police-community relationships.


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Strengthening American Businesses and Our Economy Through Racial Equity

This report by America’s Edge seeks to explain why racial equity is important to business. It shows how businesses with greater racial diversity have higher sales revenue, more customers, greater market share, and greater relative profits compared with firms with more homogeneous makeup.


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Black Male Achievement in Summer Learning

This issue brief describes how unequal access to summer opportunities affects black males, the racialized and gender-specific obstacles that compromise black children’s summer learning, and specific steps to address the issue.


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The Urgency of Now: Foundations’ Role in Ending Racial Inequity

This article explores various approaches that foundations can use to advance racial equity and prosperity.


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Creating System Change to Reduce Disparities in Discipline

The article Creating System Change to Reduce Disparities in Discipline offers best practices for implementing a system to reduces racial disparities in school discipline. The article also serves as a case study, detailing the fundamental aspects of achieving meaningful change in disciplining children in schools.


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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.


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Long Night's Journey Into Day

The Oscar nominated documentary Long Night's Journey Into Day is an exploration of the aftermath of the apartheid system in South Africa.


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Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

The documentary Anne Braden: Southern Patriot provides a moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in the South.


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Alaska Native Dialogues on Racial Equity

This is a short YouTube video describing the steps the First Alaskans Institute and the Alaska Native Dialogues on Racial Equity project have taken in support of achieving greater racial equity in Alaska.


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Perceptions of Bias in the Media 2013 Survey

“Perceptions of Bias in the Media 2013 Survey” is a survey conducted by the Arab American National Museum and the National Voices Project to measure the representation of bias in the media in 2013.


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Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

“Mirrors of Privilege” is a film and conversation guide designed to help bridge the gap between good intentions and meaningful change.


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Light in Shadows

“Light in the Shadows” is a film featuring ten women from various ethnic backgrounds, having a sincere and open conversation about the racial inequities they face on a daily basis.


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Cracking the Codes

“Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity” is a film that asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity.


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Opportunity for Black Men and Boys: Public Opinion, Media Depictions and Media Consumption -- A product of Opportunity Agenda

This report seeks to combat distorted media images of black men and boys and improve their opportunities by analyzing and publicizing data developed through extensive audits conducted by scholars and researchers over more than a decade.


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Tips for Talking Racial Profiling - A Product of The Opportunity Agenda

A product of The Opportunity Agenda, "Tips for Talking Racial Profiling" provides ideas for handling the messaging challenges accompanying racial profiling in the United States.


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Tips for Messages on Anti-Immigrant State Laws in the South

This memo provides ideas for handling the messaging challenges accompanying a number of anti-immigration laws passed in Southern states.


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Transforming Historical Harms

"Transforming Historical Harms" is the product of Eastern Mennonite University's Coming to the Table, an organization providing leadership, resources and a supportive environment for those who seek to acknowledge and heal the wounds of racism.


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Mobile in Black and White: Race Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Mobile in Black and White is a documentary film project which seeks to establish the commitment of community stakeholders to address issues of race through open dialogue, to enable community ownership of those issues and to empower new leadership.


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Pathways to Racial Healing and Equity in the American South: A Community Philanthropy Strategy

Championing community philanthropy as an approach to social change, in 2010 the Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy expanded its "Scholars in Residence" program with a new category of "Race and Equity" scholars designed to explore the connections between racism, systems inequity and community philanthropy.


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Talking to America about American Muslims - A Message Manual

This manual is a content guide for advocates, media watch-dogs, religious organizations and others who seek to improve perceptions of American Muslims and counter anti-Muslim sentiment in the media and public discourse.


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Moving the Race Conversation Forward

"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a two-part report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country.


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DELLUMS Report: Young Men of Color in Media: Images and Impacts -- A Product of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

This report assesses the media’s impacts, with a particular focus on the variety of ways they perpetuate negative impressions of young men of color, the reasons that this perpetuation of negative impressions occurs and potential paths to reform and improvement.


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DELLUMS Report: The Impact of Waivers to Adult Court, Alternative Sentencing, and Alternatives to Incarceration on Young Men of Color -- A Product of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

This background paper focuses on the impact of decisions to transfer young men of color from the juvenile justice system to adult criminal courts, as well as the impact that alternative sentences and alternatives to incarceration have on these youth.


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diversitydatakids.org

Explore hundreds of measures of child well-being and policy analysis from this website that reports on diversity, opportunity, and equity among U.S. children.


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The Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children

The authors of this paper present research examining whether Black boys are given the protections of childhood equally to their peers.


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How to Use Social Media for Social Change

The article shares examples on how to use social media tools for a good cause.


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Telling our Own Story: The Role of Narrative in Racial Healing

An important resource for leaders and practitioners working to overcome our nation’s legacy of racism. The authors present the power of the narrative and its important role in racial healing.


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Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States

New National Institute on Retirement Security research examines racial disparities in retirement readiness among working-age Americans and households.


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The Business Case for Racial Equity

When people face barriers to achieving their full potential, the loss of talent, creativity, energy, and productivity is a burden not only for those disadvantaged, but for communities, businesses, governments, and the economy as a whole. Initial research on the magnitude of this burden in the U.S., as highlighted in this brief, reveals impacts in the trillions of dollars in lost earnings, avoidable public expenditures, and lost economic output.


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How Public Transportation in the U.S. Discriminates Against Minorities

In the documentary Free to Ride, researchers at Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity explore the connections between race, class, and transportation inequality in the United States.


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Epistemologies of the South: Justice Against Epistemicide

Three basic ideas underlie this book. First, the understanding of the world by far exceeds the Western understanding of the world.


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The Increasing Diversity of America’s Youth: Children Lead the Way to a New Era

Children are in the vanguard of America’s increasing racial and ethnic diversity. The majority of newborn babies today are among racial and ethnic minority populations, according to recent Census Bureau estimates.


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The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow.


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Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process Heal Racial Conflict in America?

This vital book considers the compelling and addictive hold that racism has had on centuries of Americans, explores historical and contemporary norms complicit in the problem, and appeals to the U. S.


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The Science of Equality: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety and Stereotype Threat in Education and Health Care

Synthesizing hundreds of studies, The Science of Equality details how unconscious phenomena in our minds–implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat–impact our education and health care systems, while offering empirical, research-driven solutions to overcome their effects.


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Moving the Race Conversation Forward: Racial Discourse Change in Practice

"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country. Part Two features case studies and profiles of recent interventions and initiatives advanced by the racial justice field to challenge mainstream discussions of race and racism, and the negative policy impacts that dominant frames and narratives have on people of color.


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Moving the Race Conversation Forward: How the Media Covers Racism, and Other Barriers to Productive Racial Discourse

"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country. Part One includes: Content analysis of mainstream media: Two-thirds of race-focused media coverage fails to consider how systemic racism factors into the story, instead typically focusing upon racial slurs and other types of personal prejudice and individual-level racism.


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Moving the Conversation Forward: #MediaOnFerguson

"Moving the Race Conversation Forward" is a report by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation that aims to reshape and reform the way we talk about race and racism in our country. #MediaOnFerguson includes: Content analysis on print, cable, and social media coverage of Ferguson after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.


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Black Celebrity, Racial Politics and the Press: Framing Dissent

Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception in the public sphere. This book focuses on the way the mainstream and black press have covered cases of controversial political dissent by African American celebrities from Paul Robeson to Kanye West.


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The Making of Ferguson: Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles

In August 2014, a Ferguson, Missouri, policeman shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Michael Brown’s death and the resulting protests and racial tension brought considerable attention to that town.


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The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America’s later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy slaves and paternalistic masters, we have not yet begun to grapple with the full extent of slavery’s horrors—or its link to the expansion of the country, the political battles that caused the Civil War, or the growth of our modern capitalist economy.


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Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality

In Stuck in Place, Patrick Sharkey describes how political decisions and social policies have led to severe disinvestment from black neighborhoods, persistent segregation, declining economic opportunities, and a growing link between African American communities and the criminal justice system.


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The Business Case for Racial Equity

Altarum Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released a report detailing the economic impact of racism, and the benefits of advancing racial equity as the demography of our nation continues to evolve.


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Do Native Americans Face Discrimination in the Labor Market?

Since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, Native American employment has been lowest in the regions where white employment has been highest. In my research in 2009 and 2010, I found that while whites were doing relatively well in terms of employment in Alaska, the Northern Plains, and the Southwest, Native Americans were doing rather poorly in these very same regions.


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Place Matters: Ensuring Opportunities for Good Health for All: A Summary of Place Matters’ Community Health Equity Reports

The report provides a summary of the analysis of the range of social, economic, and environmental conditions that exist in selected Place Matters communities and documents their relationship to the health status of the residents. The study finds that social, economic, and environmental conditions in low-income and non-white neighborhoods make it more difficult for people in these neighborhoods to live healthy lives.


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Dollars and Detainees: The Growth of For-profit Detention

The War on Drugs and harsh sentencing laws led to explosive growth in state and federal prison populations in the 1980s. The massive rise in prisoners overwhelmed government budgets and resources, and created opportunities for private prison companies to flourish.


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Unfairly Disadvantaged? Asian-Americans and Unemployment During and After the Great Recession (2007-10)

From an economic standpoint, Asian Americans are presumed to fare better than average, even during downturns—a perception that contributes to their reputation as “model minorities. ” Indeed, from 2007 to 2010, Asian Americans had annual unemployment rates that were slightly lower than those of whites.


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Why Racial Integration Remains an Imperative

This article argues that racial integration must still be an imperative. Since the end of concerted efforts to enforce Brown v.


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The Reciprocal Relationship Between Housing and School Integration

This essay summarizes the social science evidence on the reciprocal relationship between integrated schooling and integrated housing. The synergistic nature of this relationship unfolds across the life course.


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The Impact of Racially Diverse Schools in a Democratic Society

This resource is the third in a series of three briefs summarizing findings from the newest and most rigorous research related to racial and socioeconomic diversity in public schools. The research examined here confirms findings from earlier studies finding that racial diversity in schools does carry long-term social benefits.


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A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisis of the 2000s

Today, despite the significant progress we have made during the past half-century in fostering equality of opportunity for all Americans irrespective of skin color or national origin, institutional policies and practices that yield racially disparate outcomes persist. Nowhere is this more obvious than in patterns of residential segregation that remain the norm in our society.


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The Past and the Future of American Civil Rights

The history of civil rights in the United States has always been one of two steps forward and one step back. Significant progress toward racial equality has been made and then partially reversed, only to be advanced again at a later date.


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Slavery and Justice: Report of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice

The report that follows represents the culmination of the committee’s work. It contains three sections, reflecting the different elements of the president’s charge.


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Addressing Racial Disparities in Incarceration

This article reviews the current trends and impact of mass incarceration on communities of color, with a focus on criminal justice policy and practice contributors to racial disparity. The impact of these disproportionate incarceration rates on public safety, offenders, and communities are discussed.


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Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth and Social Policy in America

Being Black, Living in the Red demonstrates that many differences between blacks and whites stem not from race but from economic inequalities that have accumulated over the course of American history. Property ownership—as measured by net worth—reflects this legacy of economic oppression.


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No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World

Offering dramatic evidence of the transformative power of forgiveness, No Enemy to Conquer shares the stories of people of diverse faiths and cultures who, despite all odds, found the courage to reconcile with their enemies. Gathering the voices of Desmond Tutu, Benazir Bhutto, Rajmohan Gandhi, Jonathan Sacks, the Dalai Lama, and others, Henderson’s masterful anthology is an inspiring step toward a geopolitics of mercy.


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Healing the Trauma of America's Past: Restorative Justice, Honest Patriotism, and the Legacy of Ethnic Cleansing

This article is about the story the Dakota people tell about the terrible truth of the Dakota - U.S. War of 1862, and how we might engage it today through restorative dialogue - the living heart of restorative justice practices that have begun to sweep across the world.


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Categorically Unequal: The American Stratification System

The United States holds the dubious distinction of having the most unequal income distribution of any advanced industrialized nation. While other developed countries face similar challenges from globalization and technological change, none rivals America’s singularly poor record for equitably distributing the benefits and burdens of recent economic shifts.


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Reconciliation in Child Welfare: Touchstones of Hope for Indigenous Children, Youth and Families

This document embodies an earnest intent to capture the wisdom of the approximately 200 invited leaders who attended Reconciliation: Looking Back, Reaching Forward—Indigenous Peoples and Child Welfare on October 26, 27, and 28, 2005, in Niagara Falls, Canada. It is intended to serve as a foundation for the development of community-based action plans.


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White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race

White by Law was published in 1996 to immense critical acclaim, and established Ian Haney López as one of the most exciting and talented young minds in the legal academy. The first book to fully explore the social and specifically legal construction of race, White by Law inspired a generation of critical race theorists and others interested in the intersection of race and law in American society.


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Unfair by Design: The War on Drugs, Race, and the Legitimacy of the Criminal Justice System

Equality before the law is one of the fundamental guarantees citizens expect in a just and fair society. We argue that recent trend toward mass incarceration, which has had vastly disproportionate impact on African Americans, is undermining this claim to fairness and raises a serious legitimacy problem for the legal system as a whole.


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Black Wealth / White Wealth

The award-winning Black Wealth / White Wealth offers a powerful portrait of racial inequality based on an analysis of private wealth. Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiro's groundbreaking research analyzes wealth - total assets and debts rather than income alone - to uncover deep and persistent racial inequality in America, and they show how public policies have failed to redress the problem.


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Why Segregation Matters: Poverty and Educational Inequality

This report examines the changing nature of segregation and integration in a society that has now become far more profoundly multiracial than it was in the past and explores some of the connections between segregation by race, segregation by poverty, and unequal opportunity. .


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Are Emily and Greg more Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination

We study race in the labor market by sending fictitious resumes to help-wanted ads in Boston and Chicago newspapers. To manipulate perceived race, resumes are randomly assigned African-American- or White sounding names.


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The Mark of a Criminal Record

With over 2 million individuals currently incarcerated, and over half a million prisoners released each year, the large and growing number of men being processed through the criminal justice system raises important questions about the consequences of this massive institutional intervention. This article focuses on the consequences of incarceration for the employment outcomes of black and white job seekers.


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Race and the Invisible hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-collar Jobs

From the time of Booker T. Washington to today, and William Julius Wilson, the advice dispensed to young black men has invariably been, "Get a trade.


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Screening Asian Americans

This innovative essay collection explores Asian American cinematic representations historically and socially, on and off screen, as they contribute to the definition of American character. The history of Asian Americans on movie screens, as outlined in Peter X Feng’s introduction, provides a context for the individual readings that follow.


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Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, Resistance

The bandido, the harlot, the male buffoon, the female clown, the Latin lover, and the dark lady—these have been the defining, and demeaning, images of Latinos in U. S.


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The Racial Conditioning of our Children: Ending Psychological Genocide of our Children

This book provides a convincing argument for why today's schools operate often unwittingly as engines of "psychological genocide." The author explains how educators are molded into unaware perpetuators of this mindset, and more than a third of the book is devoted to suggestions for putting an end to this problem.


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Unspeakable Truths: Transitional Justice and the Challenge of Truth Commissions

In a sweeping review of forty truth commissions, Priscilla Hayner delivers a definitive exploration of the global experience in official truth-seeking after widespread atrocities. When Unspeakable Truths was first published in 2001, it quickly became a classic, helping to define the field of truth commissions and the broader arena of transitional justice.


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Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film

Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of the Native Americans in film. This updated edition includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals , the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre.


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Black Resistance/White Law: A history of Constitutional Racism in America

How the government has used the Constitution to deny black Americans their legal rights. From the arrival of the first twenty slaves in Jamestown to the Howard Beach Incident of 1986, Yusef Hawkins, and Rodney King, federal law enforcement has pleaded lack of authority against white violence while endorsing surveillance of black rebels and using “constitutional” military force against them.


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Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film

From D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to Spike Lee's Malcolm X, Ed Guerrero argues, the commercial film industry reflects white domination of American society. Written with the energy and conviction generated by the new black film wave, Framing Blackness traces an ongoing epic—African Americans protesting screen images of blacks as criminals, servants, comics, athletes, and sidekicks.


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Whiteness as Property. Harvard Law Review

Issues regarding race and racial identity as well as questions pertaining to property rights and ownership have been prominent in much public discourse in the United States. In this article, Professor Harris contributes to this discussion by positing that racial identity and property are deeply interrelated concepts.


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White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies

Through work to bring materials and perspectives from Women's Studies into the rest of the curriculum, I have often noticed men's unwillingness to grant that they are over privileged in the curriculum, even though they may grant that women are disadvantaged. Denials that amount to taboos surround the subject of advantages that men gain from women's disadvantages.


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Poverty and Race

Poverty & Race is a bi-monthly newsletter journal, is a forum for communicating news and ideas, as well as regularly reporting the results of PRRAC-sponsored research, the advocacy work that research has assisted and other relevant news.


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Active Voice Campaigns

Active Voice Campaigns are comprised of communications strategists who seek to harness the power of film to activate, ignite, and strengthen movements for social change.


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Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide

This report lists and describes 10 ways to fight hate, cites examples of individuals and groups across the country tackling issues of intolerance, and provides a compilation of organizations and materials that can assist in the fight against hate.


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Teaching Tolerance Project

The Southern Poverty Law Center, through its Teaching Tolerance Project, produces and distributes a wide range of resources, usually for free to teachers.


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The Crisis Magazine

The Crisis is the official publication of the NAACP. It is a quarterly journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color.


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Racialicious

Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes and our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations.


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Maya Angelou

As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, Maya Angelou traveled the world and spread her legendary wisdom.


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The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America

“The Way Home” brings together diverse women to talk about their experience of racism in America.


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American Ethnicity: The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination

From the Website: "American Ethnicity is a brief text that provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. Key concepts and theories are summarized, and the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on each of the prominent ethnic groups in America.


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Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce D. Watkins, "The People's Scholar', is one of the leading financial scholars and social commentators in America.


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Transformative Learning in Social Justice Organizations Through Reflective Practice

This paper describes a collective reflective learning process with members of five community-based organizations for the purpose of generating and documenting their learning from their work.


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The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery

The mission of the Tracing Center is to create greater awareness of the vast extent of complicity in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade and to inspire acknowledgement, dialogue and active response to this history and its many legacies.


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The Hidden Cost of Being African American

Thomas Shapiro argues in The Hidden Cost of Being African American, fundamental levels of racial inequality persist, particularly in the area of asset accumulation, such as inheritance, stocks, bonds, and other investments.


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Race and Ethnicity: Taking Sides - Clashing Views in Race and Ethnicity

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Race and Ethnicity presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills.


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Las Hijas (The Daughters)

Las Hijas is a documentary about three young women who were among the first generation of infants adopted from Colombia.


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Crossing Arizona

Crossing Arizona is a thought-provoking and insightful examination of the hotly debated issues of border security and illegal immigration.


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CNN Presents: Black in America - The Black Woman & Family

The Black Woman & Family: Soledad O'Brien explores the varied experiences of black women and families and investigates the disturbing statistics of single parenthood, racial disparities between students and the devastating toll of HIV/AIDS.


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CNN Presents: Black in America - The Black Man

The Black Man: CNN investigates the most critical issues and obstacles affecting African American men today, dispelling myths and taking a hard look at some disturbing statistics.


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Children of the Fields

This is a short documentary about the hidden problems of migrant children working in U.S. agriculture today.


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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Inspired by Dee Brown's acclaimed bestseller, the HBO Films event begins powerfully with the Sioux triumph over General Custer at Little Big Horn.


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Brown is the New Green

The film explores how George Lopez normalizes the image of Latinos in this country through entertainment, as Bill Cosby did for African Americans decades ago.


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The Buie Knife

This blog features a variety of documentary films about race, primarily in North Carolina.


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Structural Racism and Community Building

This describes the problem of structural racism in the U.S. and highlights its implications for community building.


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Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity

User-friendly without sacrificing intellectual or theoretical rigor, this anthology of current research examines contemporary issues and explores new approaches to the study of race and ethnic relations.


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Racial and Ethnic Tensions: What Should We Do?

The National Issues Forums is a non?partisan nationwide network of educational and community organizations that convenes forums for citizens to deliberate about public issues. This report analyzes what happened in a series of National Issues Forums on racial and ethnic tensions.


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Moving a Racial Justice Agenda: Naming and Framing Racism

Framing is the process of talking about a subject and paying particular attention to how people hear what is being communicated and how their assumptions influence whether or not they "get" the message in the way you intend.


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Leadership & Race: How to Develop and Support Leadership That Contributes to Racial Justice

This report suggests that leadership programs should make their programs more accessible for people of color, help participants understand how race limits access to opportunities, and promote collective leadership.


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Colorlines

Colorlines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis. Colorlines is published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.


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California Newsreel

California Newsreel has been producing and distributing films and videos along with study or facilitator guides and action toolkits for social change since 1968.


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More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City

In this book, Wilson reaches the controversial conclusion that while structural and cultural forces are inextricably linked, public policy can only change the racial status quo by reforming the institutions that reinforce it.


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Katrina's Children

Katrina's Children is a feature-length documentary about 19 children from different neighborhoods of New Orleans. Told entirely from the children's point of view, the film explores the impact of Hurricane Katrina on their lives.


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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for ColorLines.com covering immigration, education, criminal justice and occasionally fashion and pop culture.


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Jerry Tello

Jerry Tello is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of cross-cultural family strengthening, community mobilization and culturally based violence prevention/intervention issues.


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Girlhood

Director Liz Garbus examines the disparate fates of two girls and their very different treatment at the hands of the juvenile justice system.


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Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Fire in the Heart uncovers the dynamic processes through which some white Americans become activists for racial justice.


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Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

Through individual stories, essays, poetry and critical analyses, Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, Sixth Edition, introduces issues of race, class and gender within an interdisciplinary framework.


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Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century

"Doing Race" focuses on race and ethnicity in everyday life: what they are, how they work and why they matter.


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Cracking the Codes: Race and Relationships in the 21st Century

This film challenges viewers to explore the systems that perpetuate inequity, what role they may themselves play in perpetuating those systems and thoughtful next steps.


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Communications for Social Change: An Integrated Model for Measuring the Process and Its Outcomes

This working paper is one of a series of papers on Communication for Social Change, developed by the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communication Programs for the Rockefeller Foundation as part of its Communication for Social Change Grantmaking Strategy.


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Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation

Tatum believes that schools can be key institutions for forging connections across the racial divide.


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Advancing Racial Equity in Communities: Lessons for Philanthropy

The purpose of this paper is to share the experiences from five communities as they have begun to address racial inequities and to show how philanthropy can encourage and support community members and leaders in this process.


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A Different Mirror: A History of Multicutural America

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism.


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Zinn Education Project

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn's best-selling book, A People's History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people's history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.


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The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America

Over the course of eight months, 64 women representing a cross-section of cultures (indigenous, African American, Arab, Asian, European American, Jewish, Latina, and multiracial) came together to share their experience of racism in America.


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Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey

Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey is the first feature-length film to document the life and historic achievements of Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche (1903-1971).


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The New Jim Crow: Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

From the Website: "The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status - denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement."


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The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education

In "The Trouble With Black Boys", Pedro Noguera examines the many facets of race in schools and society and reveals what it will take to improve outcomes for all students.


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The Presumpion of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America

Charles Ogletree uses the Gates-Crowley incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all.


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The History of White People

In "The History of White People", historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of “whiteness” for economic, scientific, and political ends.


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Strangers to These Shores: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States

This comprehensive text on racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. covers theoretical issues and the experiences of more than 50 racial, ethnic, and religious groups.


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Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School

In "Everyday Antiracism", leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice.


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How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon

How Race Survived US History explores how the idea of race was created and recreated in American history


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Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

Passing Strange tells the dramatic tale of a family built along the fault lines of celebrity, class, and race - from the ""Todd's"" wedding in 1888, to the 1964 death of Ada King, one of the last surviving Americans born into slavery.


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Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States

From the Website: "The first edition of this best-selling book showed that alongside the subtle forms of discrimination typical of the post-Civil Rights era, new powerful ideology of 'color-blind racism' has emerged."


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The Imperative of Integration

From the Website: "Some would argue that we have finally arrived at a postracial America, but The Imperative of Integration indicates otherwise. Elizabeth Anderson demonstrates that, despite progress toward racial equality, African Americans remain disadvantaged on virtually all measures of well-being."


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Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology

From the Website: "Featuring an accessible and diverse collection of more than 60 writings by a variety of scholars, RACE, CLASS, & GENDER demonstrates how the complex intersection of people's race, class, and gender (and also sexuality) shapes their experiences, and who they become as individuals."


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Slavery by Another Name: Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to WWII

From the Website: "Based on a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude."


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Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, Second Edition

From the Website: "Readings for Diversity and Social Justice is the market leading anthology to cover the full scope of social oppression from a social justice standpoint. With full sections dedicated to racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and ableism, as well as transgenderism, ethno-religious oppression, and adult and ageism, this bestselling text goes far beyond the range of traditional readers."


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Steps Toward an Inclusive Community

This is a case study of how Clarksburg, a moderately sized community in West Virginia, responded to a KKK rally by conducting a counter-rally, the Get Real Rally, which in turn led to the Clarksburg Unity Project.


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Power and Empowerment

This chapter is part of a larger publication entitled The Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participation.


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Community Philanthropy and Racial Equity: What Progress Looks Like

This paper, supported by the Ford Foundation, begins to examine how community philanthropy can deepen social justice work, especially in the American South.


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Straight Talk with Derek McGinty - Black and White in America

This spirited discussion covers the success of affirmative action, the plausibility of a "colorblind" society, and the direction of the civil rights movement.


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Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspectives

The book explores race and ethnic relations in a global context, while extensively covering groups and issues in American society.


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The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency

Eschewing the critical excesses of both the left and the right, Kennedy offers a gimlet-eyed view of Obama's triumphs and travails, his strengths and weaknesses, as they pertain to the troubled history of race in America.


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The Integration Debate: Competing Futures for American Cities

This book explores both long-standing and emerging controversies over the nation's ongoing struggles with discrimination and segregation. More urgently, it offers guidance on how these barriers can be overcome to achieve truly balanced and integrated living patterns.


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Inheriting the Trade

Inheriting the Trade is the unique story of Thomas Norman DeWolf's experiences during the making of the Emmy-nominated documentary feature film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.


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Racial Domination, Racial Progress: The Sociology of Race in America

Racial Domination, Racial Progress: The Sociology of Race in America looks at race in a clear and accessible way, allowing students to understand how racial domination and progress work in all aspects of society.


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Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge

Bone to Pick provides an eloquent and engaging analysis of the process of forgiveness and reconciliation that is central to the human experience.


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The Rage of a Privileged Class: Why Are Middle-Class Blacks Angry? Why Should America Care?

With measured eloquence, Ellis Cose shows that even for the black middle-class, which has worked hard and played by the rules, the American dream is still a dream deferred.


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Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility

Trustbuilding is part historical narrative and part handbook for a model of dialogue and community change that has been adopted both nationally and internationally. At its center is the story of how Richmond, Virginia, a former slave market, capital of the Confederacy, and leading proponent of Massive Resistance, has become a seedbed for inter-racial dialogue and trustbuilding with national and international implications.


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Segregation: The Rising Costs for America

Segregation: The Rising Costs for America documents how discriminatory practices in the housing markets through most of the past century, and that continue today, have produced extreme levels of residential segregation that result in significant disparities in access to good jobs, quality education, homeownership attainment and asset accumulation between minority and non-minority households.


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Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority

At this point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a "Going-Out-of-Business Sale." After all, Barack Obama has reached the Promised Land. Yet, as Brainwashed: Erasing the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too much of black America is still wandering in the wilderness.


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The Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation

The Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation recognizes what the word "Yes" can mean to young women in a world that always tells them "No" - no to financial aid, no to scholarships, no to student loans. We hope you'll join us in saying "Yes."


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The Root

The Root is the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers. Founded in 2008, under the leadership of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America.


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TheGrio

TheGrio.com is the first video-centric news community site devoted to providing African Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them but are underrepresented in existing national news outlets.


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The Atlanta Post

The Atlanta Post is an online news resource which seeks to inform, educate, and imotivate African-Americans. We inform by aggregating relevant content on the Web, and by developing original thought-provoking reporting, analysis, and opinion.


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The Injustice System of America

This compelling documentary, directed and produced by Cary Silberman, with Executive Producer Rik Walters, explores the inequities in America's justice system, focusing on the higher rate of incarceration experienced by minorities and the disparate conviction rate for African American drug offenders.


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Prison Lullabies

Prison Lullabies is the remarkable portrait of four young women living on the bad side of luck, struggling with drug addiction, arrested for dealing, prostitution, grand larceny and serving prison time with one common bond; they were all pregnant at the time of their arrest, and all have given birth behind bars.


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Raising Inmate 3851

The United States each year prosecutes approximately 200,000 children as adults, many of whom end up with lengthy sentences, even life without parole, in adult prisons. Raising Inmate 3851 portrays the experiences of three teenagers in adult prison.


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Frontline: Juvenile Justice

With almost unprecedented access to juvenile court proceedings, Juvenile Justice follows four youth offenders through the Santa Clara County, California, juvenile courts, observing how the criminal justice system treats their cases and determines their fates.


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Girl Trouble

Girl Trouble, an intimate documentary by directors Lexi Leban and Lidia Szajko, goes beyond the statistics and chronicles four years in the lives of three teenage girls struggling to free themselves from San Francisco's complex and flagging juvenile justice system.


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PBS

PBS is America's largest public media enterprise, and its member public television stations represent America's largest classroom. Its mission is to create content that educates, informs and inspires.


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Reelworks: A Girl Like Me

A film that explores the standards of beauty imposed on today's black girls. How do these standards affect her self-esteem or self-image?


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Trouble the Water

The film tells the story of an aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters, who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning.


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A Loud Color

Louis Harding takes a tour of his neighborhood in post-Katrina New Orleans, recounting the contributions of notable African Americans to New Orleans culture and the long road ahead.


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Where Do I Get My Five?

"Where Do I Get My Five?" portrays five distinct stories about the challenges of healthy food access in South L.A.


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Valley of Tears

For 24 years, the county's Mexican-American residents were determined to fight for what is right. Valley of Tears is a complex story of the long journey of individuals who endure hardship in order to make a better future for their families.


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Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Unnatural Causes was produced to draw attention to the root causes of health and illness and to help reframe the debate about health in America.


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Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives

By the late 1930s, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Federal Writers Project hired journalists and writers to travel the country and record the memories of this last generation of African Americans born into bondage. More than 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record-first-hand accounts of what is was to be a slave.


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Traces of the Trade

In Traces of the Trade, Producer/Director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history.


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The Drive: A Driving Tour of Post-Katrina New Orleans

For those who live in New Orleans, the only way to experience the magnitude of the post-Katrina destruction is to physically walk or drive through the affected areas. With this in mind, The Drive was created for people unable to see the devastation first-hand.


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Race: The Power of an Illusion

Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.


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Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible is a brilliant documentary and a must-see for all people who are interested in justice, spiritual growth and community making.


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World Trust Educational Services

World Trust produces films and accompanying study guides for use in a variety of venues with a variety of audiences.


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Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change operates from the belief that schools can provide students with the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world.


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Racial and Ethnic Groups

Race and Ethnic Groups helps students understand the changing dynamics of the U.S. population by examining our history, exploring our current situation, and discussing concerns for the future.


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Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

Focusing on disparities in employment, housing, education and healthcare, Wise argues that racism is indeed still an acute problem in the United States today, and that colorblind policies actually worsen the problem of racial injustice.


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Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama

In this timely new book, Tim Wise explores how Barack Obama's emergence as a political force is taking the race debate to new levels.


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Race in North America; Orgin and Evolution of a Worldview

In a sweeping work that traces the idea of race for more than three centuries, Audrey Smedley shows that "race" is a cultural invention that began to appear around the turn of the eighteenth century.


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