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Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

by University Library on 2020-06-05T13:31:00-05:00 in History, African-American Studies | Comments

The institutionalized racism and the killing of Black/African American people have gone on without punishment since the founding of the United States. In light of George Floyd's murder, people not directly impacted by the terror of police brutality and racism are often at a loss for explaining it. White people and those not affected tend to shy away from these topics, stating, "children are too young, students are not ready for such a heavy subject, or how am I supposed to explain this?" They often look towards their Black/African American peers or friends to do the hard work for them, to break down and explain why this is wrong, and invest too much emotional labor. So as a Black/African American trying to preserve your mental health and well-being, where can you direct these people? Many well-spoken advocates have published infographics, blogs, and Tweets that can take care of this for you. But if they are not keen on these legitimate sources, you can direct them to this post by JSTOR Daily. JSTOR is a subscription-based database that has utilized its resources to present academic writing and research to a general population wanting to learn more about a specific topic. In this syllabus, JSTOR Daily offers and gives numerous examples, with sources, of institutionalized racism, and its lasting impact on Black/African American people. We encourage you, and anyone you think may benefit from this syllabus to take advantage of the various materials recorded here. 


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