Created in 2014 by Nate Bowling, Teacher, Writer, Podcaster and 2016 Teacher of the Year Finalist. It includes a handout for a workshop that he uses to teach his students on their rights when dealing with law enforcement, particularly dealing with the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments.
Tools to talk about race from Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture. Tools are available in three categories for: an educator; a parent or care-giver; or a person committed to equity.
A list of 250+ studies, dating back to 2010, from institutes, universities, and reputable newspapers on the subject of racial disparities in various aspects of American life. Categories include: housing, health, employment, education, criminal justice, COVID-19, and wealth. Many of the studies were conducted by The Urban Institute, Brookings Institution, The Marshall Project, The Vera Institute of Justice, Pew Research Center, Education Trust, The Sentencing project, the Center for American Progress, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
Neatly summarized by Diversity Best Practices, "The 1619 Project" is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country's history by placing consequences of slavery and contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our narrative." Curriculum, guides and activities for students can be found at the Pulitzer Center: https://pulitzercenter.org/1619.
Also available as a Podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html
An interview from "Science Careers" with Corina Newsome who expresses challenges she experiences as a Black scientist who works outdoors. She also provides recommendations on improving the situation. Written by Kate Langin, this article appeared in Science Magazine on June 5, 2020. The CSI Library has a current subscription to Science.
Subtitled "Statements by college leaders reflect an unholy alchemy of risk management, legal liabilities, and trustee anxiety," this article challenges colleges leaders to act rather than use superficial language. It was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education of June 8, 2020. It was written by two professors from Carnegie Mellon University - Jason England, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Richard Purcell, Associate Professor of English and Director of Literary and Cultural Studies Program. The CSI Library has a current subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Taken from the abstract, this article "discusses the improvement of policing process in Cincinnati, Ohio. Topics covered include the establishment of the Citizen Complaint Authority (CCA) in Cincinnati, the reasons that motivated the city government to adopt a far-reaching police reform and the city's efforts to further improve transparency, community engagement and diversity." Written by Nathalie Baptiste for The American Prospect, Summer 2015.
The Atlantic features writings about race and racism that have been published in this journal since inception, 1857. It includes writings by William Parker (1866), Frederick Douglas (1866), W.E.B. Du Bois (1897), Martin Luther-king Jr. (1958), and Nikole Hannah-Jones (2014). The article was written and compiled by Gillian B. White and was published on June 16, 2020. The CSI Library has a current subscription to The Atlantic.
This article was published in The Atlantic on June 9, 2020. It was written by Keisha N. Blain, Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. The CSI Library has a current subscription to The Atlantic.
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Author David A. Harris, Professor of Law, takes a look at two decades of racial profiling by American police departments. He answers the questions: Where does the practice stand now? What evidence exists on how it works to achieve crime-fighting and public safety goals? and What effects does the practice have in the communities supposedly served by aggressive forms of policing? David A. Harris is Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh and author of Racial Profiling Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work (2002); Good Cops: The Case for Preventive Policing (2005); and Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science (2012). This article was published in Criminal Justice, v43:4; Winter 2020.
The author's abstract states "Using millions of records of police-citizen interactions alongside officer interviews, I evaluate the impact of a change to the protocol for stopping criminal suspects on police performance. An interrupted time series analysis shows the directive produced an immediate increase in the rate of stops producing evidence of the suspected crime. Interviewed officers said the order signaled increased managerial scrutiny, leading them to adopt more conservative tactics. Procedural changes can quickly and dramatically alter officer behavior, suggesting a reform strategy sometimes forestalled by psychological and personality-driven accounts of police reform." Published in Journal of Politics by by Jonathan Mummolu, Princeton University (Jan 2018, v80:1, p1-15).
This article discusses the efforts and outcomes made by English and Welsh police forces to increase ethnic minority from 2000 - 2010. Published by Sounman Hong, Yonsei University (Public Administration Review, Mar/Apr 201, v77:2, p195-205).
The author of this article presents the "game of imperfect information between residents and a municipal police chief to show that a chief's inability to prevent officer behavior that residents perceive to be abusive, coupled with resident unwillingness to assist police in the aftermath of this behavior, creates an incentive for the chief to choose and learn about new policing strategies that rely less on resident assistance." This article was written by Andrew McCall and published in the Journal of Politics (July 2019, v 81:3, p1133-1142).