Resources Addressing Racial Justice

Alexander, M. (2012). The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. New York: The New Press.

Anderson, C. (August 29, 2014). Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress. The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ferguson-wasnt-black-rage-against-copsit-was-white-rage-against-progress/2014/08/29/3055e3f4-2d75-11e4-bb9b-997ae96fad33_story.html

Balko, R. How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/09/03/how-st-louis-county-missouri-profits-from-poverty/

Bennett, B. (December 17, 2014). I don’t know what to do with good white people. http://jezebel.com/i-dont-know-what-to-do-with-good-white-people-1671201391

Casselman, B. (August 26, 2014). The poorest corner of town. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ferguson-missouri/

Cooper, B.  (January 21, 2015). Maureen Dowd’s clueless white gaze: What’s really behind the “Selma” backlash.  http://www.salon.com/2015/01/21/maureen_dowds_clueless_white_gaze_whats_really_behind_the_selma_backlash/

Democracy NOW. (November 20, 2014). “Just Mercy”: Bryan Stevenson on Ferguson, Prison Reform & Why the Opposite of Poverty is Justice. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/20/just_mercy_bryan_stevenson_on_ferguson
http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2014/11/20/part_2_bryan_stevenson_on_executions

Democracy NOW. (December 1, 2014). Dehumanizing the Black Lives of America: Michael Eric Dyson on Ferguson, Police Brutality and Race. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/1/dehumanizing_the_black_lives_of_america

Democracy NOW. (February 10, 2015). Ferguson Residents Challenge “Modern Debtors’ Prison Scheme” Targeting Blacks with Fines, Arrests. http://www.democracynow.org/2015/2/10/ferguson_residents_challenge_modern_debtors_prison

Duca, L. (August 20, 2014).  7 documentaries you can stream right now to better understand what’s going on in Ferguson. The Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/ferguson-documentaries_n_5694439.html

Eberhardt, Jennifer. L.  Dr. Eberhardt is a social psychologist at Stanford University who studies race and inequity, especially in the criminal justice context. Her faculty page can be found at: http://web.stanford.edu/~eberhard/  She was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Award in 2014 in recognition of her work. Her webpage is a good place to find up-to-date, state-of-the-art research findings that directly relate to “real world issues.”

Fisher, M. (2014). How we’d cover Ferguson if it happened in another country. Retrieved from http://www.vox.com/2014/8/15/6005587/ferguson-satire-another-country-russia-china

Garza, A. (October 7, 2014). A herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. http://thefeministwire.com/2014/10/blacklivesmatter-2/

Goodman, A. (November 27, 2014). Shaking the heavens in Ferguson, Missouri. http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2014/11/27/shaking_the_heavens_in_ferguson_missouri

Harding, K. Ten things white people can do about Ferguson besides tweet.  http://www.damemagazine.com/2014/08/14/ten-things-white-people-can-do-about-ferguson-besides-tweet

Jarecki, E., Barnes, J., Fraser, N., Glover, D., Legend, J., Pitt, B., Simmons, R., ... Virgil Films (Firm),. (2013). The house I live in. [Documentary]

Jeffries, M.P. (November 28, 2014). Ferguson must force us to face anti-blackness. http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/11/28/ferguson-must-force-face-anti-blackness/pKVMpGxwUYpMDyHRWPln2M/story.html

Moyers & Company, Interview with Michelle Alexander: Locked Out of the American Dream, Published on December 20, 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om2hx6Xm2JE

Racismreview.com is a recommended blog. According to the site, the contributors “are scholars and researchers from sociology and a number of other social science disciplines and a variety of academic institutions across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Europe, and elsewhere.”

This American Life (2015). Cops see it differently, Part 1 and Part 2.
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/547/cops-see-it-differently-part-one
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/548/cops-see-it-differently-part-two

U.S. Department of Justice (2015). Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department. Retrieved from http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/ferguson_police_department_report.pdf

Western, B. (2006). Punishment and inequality in America. New York: Russell Sage.

Wilkerson, I. (2010). The warmth of other suns: The epic story of America’s great migration. New York: Vintage Books.