In the midst of the death of George Floyd and its consequent protests in the United States, we have decided to take advantage of this time to research and self-educate about the topic of racism and police brutality in the country. In theDIHEDRAL, we do not have the agency to write about such a delicate, complex, and personal topic; however, we do have the opportunity to learn and focus on the history and root of the issue at hand.
We would like to share some resources with our readers to help better understand and visualize the issue of institutionalized and systemic racism in the United States.
As shared by SHSU Sociology Department
A Decade of Watching Black People Die
22-minute podcast episode from Code Switch series about systematic racism and George Floyd’s death.
Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in The Age of Colorblindness
Racial Wealth Gap
Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap.
Online platform that uses research-based policy solutions to address ending police brutality
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