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.
The 2021 hate crimes data, submitted by 15,136 law enforcement agencies, provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes. Of these agencies who submitted incident reports, there were 7262 hate crime incidents involving 8673 offenses. Over 64.8% of these hate crimes were ethnic/race/ancestry related.
From the American History Association, this website provides a list of resources in response to ongoing racist violence in the United States. AHA envisions utilization of these web resources by the following people: "Teachers can use them in classrooms to help students understand the history of the present; journalists can draw on them to provide historical context for current events; researchers can draw on them to inform future scholarship. Due to the nature of this history, many of the resources contain references to violence and assault."
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.
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
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.
A curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumps of Black Americans. Developed with in put from Black history scholars and advisors, this website is freely available to libraries. The information is organized into six (6) crucial phases of the U.S. Black freedom struggle: i) Slavery and Abolitionist Movement (1790 -1860); ii) Civil War and Reconstruction Era (1861-1877); iii) Jim Crow Era to the Great Depression (1878-1932); iv) New Deal and World War II (1933-1945); v) Civil Rights and Black power Movement (1946-1975); and vi) Contemporary Era (1976-present). All materials are from ProQuest collections.
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 Magazine.
From Science Magazine, this article discusses that rather than giving students the help they need, Physicist Mary James and other Black physicists say, the priesthood too often decides that those students are unworthy of joining the profession. That way of thinking is so common in physics that it even has a name. Diversity scholars call it the deficit model. Written by Jeffrey Mervis and published on March 2nd, 2022. The CSI Library has a current subscription to Science Magazine.
The results showed that the higher the level of racism in a given state, the less access Black people in that state had to health care. The higher the level of racism in a given state, the more access White people had to health care. In addition, the worse the state’s racism score, the higher the quality of care White people reported receiving. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, July 26, 2021. The CSI Library has a current subscription to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
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 CSI Library has a current subscription to The American Prospect.