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Systemic Racism

Politics and Government

 On this page you will find a sampling of resources related to Systemic Racism and Politics and Government broken down into the following sections:

Key Words for Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Searches:   Anti-Black, Association Between, Bias, Disparity, Disproportionate, Effect, Gap, High Rate, Impact, Inequity, Inequality, Institutionalized Racism, Oppression, Racial Inequity Racist, Racism, Unconscious Bias, Violence, White Supremacy

Politics and Government:  Border Policy, Civil Rights, Colonialism, Democracy, Deportation, Disaster Response and Relief,  Dog Whistle Politics, Domestic Terrorism, Federal Aid, Felon Disenfranchisement, Funding, Gerrymandering, Health Care, Housing Rights, Identity Politics, Immigration Policy,  Interventionist Imperialism, Lawmakers, LGBTQIA Rights, Local Municipality, Property Rights, Public Policy, Protests, Reactionary Politics, Redlining, Representation, Segregation, State Government, State Sanctioned Violence, Treaty Rights, Tribal Sovereignty, Voting Rights, Voter Suppression, White Nationalism,


Book cover for Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights by Lawrence Goldstone
Book cover for Citizen Brown by Colin Gordon
Book cover for Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill
Book cover for Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman
Book cover for the Politics of Voter Suppression by Tova Andrea Wang
Book cover for Beyond Charlottesville by Terry McAuliffe
Book Cover for The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit From Identity Politics
Book cover for Climate Wars: Why People Will Be Killed in the 21st Century by Harald Welzer
Pandemics and Polarization by Nathan Myers
Book cover for How Public Policy Impacts Racial Inequality
Book cover for Heat Wave: a Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg
Book cover for The Color of Politics by Chris Danielson
Book cover for Exclusion by Elections by John D. Huber
Book cover for Failed Promises by David M. Konisky
Book cover for After the Storm: Militarization, Occupation, and Segregation in Post-Katrina America by Lori L. Martin, et al.
Book cover for You Call This Democracy? by Elizabeth Rusch
Book cover for Blood and Politics By Leonard Zeskind
Book cover for Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People by Ben Crump
Book cover for Separate and Unequal by Steven M. Gillon
Book cover for Deep Roots by Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen
Book Cover: African American Felon Disenfranchisement: Case Studies in Modern Racism and Political Exclusion by  John E. Pinkard, Sr.,
Book cover for Democracy in Black Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul
Book cover for Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric Dyson
Book cover for The Fight to Vote by Michael Waldman
Book cover for One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
Book cover for the Color of Law: a Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
book cover for The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America
Book cover for Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney Lopez
Book Cover for Drug Laws and Institutional Racism by Cheryl Chambers
Book cover for America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-Blind Politics by Curtis L. Ivery and Joshua A. Bassett
Book cover for Holes in the Safety Net: Federalism and Poverty by Ezra Rosser
Book cover for Everything You Love Will Burn by Vegas Tenold

Video Clips

Source: Vox. (2018, August 23). The Fractured Politics of a Browning America. YouTube.

Source: Vox. (2020, July 26). What "defund the police" really means. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2020, October 21). How U.S. Politicians Rig Elections. YouTube.

Source: The Atlantic. (2020, September 22). Stacey Abrams on Voter Suppression in 21st-Century America. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2018, October 21). How The U.S Leaves Behind Its Own American Territories. YouTube.

Source: Vox. (2018, August 16). How ID laws can put trans people in danger. YouTube.

Source: AJ+ (2017, May 25). How the U.S. Government Segregated Chicago. YouTube.

Source: P & G Proctor &Gamble. (2020, June 10). The Choice. YouTube.


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