Understanding Race in the United States
You probably know some of the history of racism in the United States of America—the Three-Fifths Compromise, the Civil War, Jim Crow laws, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. But have you heard of Fred Hampton? Do you know why we celebrate Juneteenth? Do you want to know more about the Black Wall Street Massacre?
Racism in the United States has a long and complex history. The good news is that more of this history is now widely available.
- Resources for Understanding Racism– University of Pittsburgh, Center on Race and Social Problems
- “Resources to Understand America’s Long History of Injustice and Inequality” – The Washington Post
- A TED talk playlist on racism – TED
- “158 Resources to Understand Racism in America” – Smithsonian Magazine
- “Black History Milestones: Timeline” – History.com
- “The 1619 Project” – New York Times Magazine
- “History of Racism and Immigration Timeline” – Routledge
- Equal Justice Initiative’s Daily Calendar of Racial Justice – Equal Justice Initiative
- The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed