Racism and
     Inequality in America

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Past........how did it all begin?

   Present........why are we still facing racism and inequality in America?

      Future........how are we going to affect change and close the gaps?

Racial inequality is an imbalance in the distribution of power, economic resources, and opportunities. This imbalance has manifested in American society in many ways ranging from racial disparities in wealth, poverty rates, police brutality, bankruptcy, housing patterns, educational opportunities, unemployment rates, and incarceration rates. Current racial inequalities in the U.S. have their roots in over 300 years of cultural, economic, physical, legal, and political discrimination.

Be informed.....Use your voice.....Fight for Equality and Justice For all!

This page will provide resources that will be comprehensive and representative of the needs and experiences of all groups in America - African American, Asian, Latino, Pacific Islander, European American, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, etc. as well as addressing bi-racial/multi-racial concerns.

For history as to how racism and inequality among people of color came to be and what needs to be done in order to create change, please follow the links and/or read the following articles and books listed below.

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Website Resources

 

Racial Justice

The Movement for Racial Justice: A Social Justice Handbook

 

Racism / White Supremacy

Understanding Race

 

Racial Equity Tools

 

Waking Up to Whiteness and White Privilege

 

Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism, White Supremacy, and Far-Right Militancy in Law Enforcement

 

White supremacy is the root of all race-related violence in the US


One photographer’s mission to preserve the legacy of the Rosenwald schools

https://voicesfromthefrontlines.com/2017/08/15/thandisizwe-chimurenga/

Replace harmful theology with liberation


White people who want to end gun violence need to combat white supremacy

 

Reckoning with white supremacy: Five fundamentals for white folks

 

'The People v. The Klan'

 

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

 

The Privilege Institute

 

Dismantling Racism

 

Constitution and Laws of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

GOP Pushing Bill To Ban Teaching History Of Slavery

 

California's Attempt at Land Reparations

   by Michael Scott Moore (for The New Yorker)

3 Ways Companies Can Help Advance Racial Equity

 

Racism in Law Enforcement

Confronting Explicit Racism in Law Enforcement

Racism in Housing

Excluding Blacks and Others From Housing: The Foundation of White Racism

Housing Segregation and Redlining in America: A Short History

The Racist Origins of San Francisco’s Housing Crisis

Investigating the Roots of Exclusion in San Francisco

Fed’s “Racism and the Economy” series explores housing inequity

Segregation, Profiling, and Opportunism: 20 Resources About Housing and Racism

Mapping the Roots of Disparities of Housing in Minneapolis

8 Heartbreaking Cases Where Land Was Stolen From Black Americans Through Racism, Violence, and Murder

SF’s affordable housing plan struggles to fill vacancies

Wells Fargo Rejected Half Its Black Applicants in Mortgage Refinancing Boom

Racism in Education

The Mis-Education of the Negro

The Coleman Report

Why Home Schooling is Exploding Among Students of Color

Randi Weingarten: You Can't Keep Us From Teaching Students Honest History

The Void That Critical Race Theory Was Created to Fill

Now is Our Chance to Rebuild U.S. Public Schools to Address Both Climate Change and Racial Inequality

Minnesota principals sign 'de-centering Whiteness' pledge, suggest unions, PTAs help White supremacy

School Segregation Harms Black Children’s Health, Well-Being

Racism and the War on Drugs

How Should We Do Drugs Now?

The War on Drugs as Structural Racism

Race, Mass Incarceration, and the Disastrous War on Drugs

Drug Legalization?: Time for a real debate

 

Marijuana’s racist history shows the need for comprehensive drug reform

The opioid crisis in America: Domestic and international dimensions

How the War on Drugs Damages Black Social Mobility

The War on Drugs That Wasn't: Wasted Whiteness, “Dirty Doctors,” and Race in Media Coverage of Prescription Opioid Misuse

Dan Addario Drug War Veteran: History And Ideas To Fight Today's War on Drugs

Racism and Gun Violence

How Rudy Corpuz is trying to save the ‘Hood

On Top of the Pandemic, Hospitals Face Another Crisis: Children and Teenagers Are Being Shot in Record Numbers

Address Gun Violence by Going After the Root Causes

China and the US were both born from armed conflict. They're now polar oppositeson gun control.

The Root Causes of Gun Violence

Gun Violence Key Facts

Gun Violence in America: The 13 Key Questions (With 13 Concise Answers)

Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy

With 41 killings in 2019, San Francisco sees 56-year low for homicides

The Second Amendment Is Not Intended for Black People

The spike in gun violence continues, with 2021 on pace to be the worst year in decades

Racism and Violence Against Asian Americans

Trauma and Trump make Asian American voters a more cohesive bloc, new poll reveals

Houston Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair apologizes for anti-Asian comment at event

A Utah school district ignored hundreds of racial harassment complaints against Black and Asian American students, DOJ says

The surprising racial bias against Asians

The long, ugly history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

HATE CRIME STATISTICS

FACT SHEET: Anti‐Asian Prejudice March 2020 – Center for the Study of Hate &
Extremism

 

One-third of Asian Americans fear threats, physical attacks and most say violence against them is rising

Racism and Financial Equity

Financial Literacy in the Black Community

Book Resources

 

Racism / White Supremacy

Straight Talk: How to Survive and Thrive as a Young Man of Color

   by Dr. Veronica Hunnicutt

Racism - A short History

   by George M. Frederickson

The Heart of Whiteness - Confronting Race, Racism, and White Privilege

   by Robert Jensen

The Souls of Black Folk (1903)
   by W.E.B. Du Bois

The Origin of Others (2017)
   by Toni Morrison

Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945‒2006
   by Manning Marable

The Souls of White Folk

   by W. E. B. Du Bois

The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth

   by Kristin Henning

Nice White Ladies - The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role In It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It

   by Jessie Daniels

The Trouble with White Women - A CounterHistory of Feminism

   by Kyla Schuller

Rise Up! How you can join the fight against White Supremacy

   by Crystal M. Fleming

Complicity - How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited From Slavery

   by Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank of the Hartford Courant

The Cure for Hate - A Former White Supremacist's Journey from Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion

   by Tony McAleer

Stamped - Racism, Antiracism, and You

   by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi (Young People's edition)

How to be An Antiracist

   by Ibram X. Kendi

Fear of Black Consciousness

   by Lewis R. Gordon

White Man's Law - The Roots of Systemic Racism

   by Peter Irons

American Founders - How People of African Descent Established Freedom in the New World

   by Christina Proenza-Coles

Racism in Law Enforcement

To Protect and Serve - How to Fix America's Police

   by Norm Stamper

400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman

   by Adam Plantings

Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing

   by Norm Stamper

The Color of Law - A Forgotten History of How Our Government segregated America

   by Richard Rothstein

Racism in Housing

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

   by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

"The Homeownership Crossroad," in The Hidden Cost of Being African American - How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality

   by Thomas M. Shapiro

 

"Black Tax in the Real Estate Market" in The Black Tax - The Cost of Being Black in America

   by Shawn D. Rochester 

 

Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City

   by Antero Pietila

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

   by Richard Rothstein

Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities

   by Jessica Trounstine

Racism and the War on Drugs

Chasing the Dragon: How to Win the War on Drugs

   by Dan Addario with Jon Land and Lindsay Preston

The War on Drugs: A Failed Experiment

   by Paula Mallea

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

   by Sam Quinones

Racism and Gun Violence

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment

   by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry

   by Patrick J. Charles

Racism and Violence Against Asian Americans and Other Nationalities

The Latinos of Asia - How Filipino Americans break the Rules of Race

   by Anthony Christian Ocampo

The Koreans - Who they are, what they want, and where their future lies

   by Michael Breen

China's Imperial Past - An Introduction to Chinese History and Culture

   by Charles O. Hucker

India - A Short History

   by Andrew Robinson

A History of the Arab Peoples

   by Albert Hourani

A History of Iran - Empire of the Mind

   by Michael Axworthy

Racism and Religion

Islamophobia and Racism in America

   by Anthony Christian Ocampo

Beyond Left and Right - Helping Christians Make Sense of American Politics

   by Amy E. Black

Pioneer Jews - A New Life in the Far West

   by Harriet and Fred Rochlin

The Philippines - Colonialism, Collaboration, and Resistance!

   by William J. Pomeroy

Israel - A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

   by Daniel Gordis

Racism and the LatinX Community

Latinos - A Biography of the People

   by Earl Shorris