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Social Justice Online Resources

Key Terms to Try for "Racism"

  • Use the SDCCD+ tab on the library homepage
  • In general, search using one or two nouns, combined by AND or OR.
  • Do more than one search, using different words that cover the same concept.
  • If you find too much information, take out a word. If you don't find enough, add one.
  • Use an asterisk (*) to search for variations on a word. For example, searching for student* will bring up records on student and students.
  • For more information, see Develop a topic

There are so many different ways you can take this, so these are only a few examples. Look out for more terms as you search:

  • “George Floyd protests, 2020”<- use for articles, no books written yet
  • “Black Lives Matter movement”
  • racism
  • discrimination
  • “racial discrimination” (the quotes “ “ searches as a phrase)
  • “race relations”
  • “ethnic relations”
  • “minority AND ethnic groups”
  • multiculuralism
  • racism AND black* (the asterisk * lets you search for: black, blacks)
  • “African American*”
  • Chican*
  • Hispanic*
  • Mexican*
  • All the other ethnicities, genders, and any category of people who are discriminated against
  • “critical race theory”

 Term 1 AND

  • “social aspects”
  • “structural racism”
  • “institutional racism”
  • microagression*
  • “economic aspects”

Selected Ebooks

Selected Articles

From EBSCOhost. These are just a few. Access via the A-Z Databases List.

Siegel, M. (2020). Racial Disparities in Fatal Police Shootings: An Empirical Analysis Informed by Critical Race Theory. Boston University Law Review, 100(3), 1069–1092

French, D. (2020). The Double Injustice of Unreasonable Fear. TIME Magazine, 195(20/21), 28–29

Nordberg, A., Twis, M. K., Stevens, M. A., & Hatcher, S. S. (2018). Precarity and structural racism in Black youth encounters with police. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 35(5), 511–518.

Westfall, S. S., Kantor, W. G., Pelisek, C., & Truesdell, J. (2020). Protests, Pain & Officers Arrested Seeking Justice for Georgle Floyd. People, 53(25), 64

Dennis, A., Aradillas, E., Baker, K. C., Herbst, D., Kantor, W. G., Keating, S. K., Pelisek, C., & Truesdell, J. (2020). Anguish in America:  A Nation Torn Apart. (cover story). People, 93(24), 34

King Jr., M. L. (2018). Letter from Birmingham Jail. Atlantic, 74.

Owens, D. C., & Fett, S. M. (2019). Black Maternal and Infant Health: Historical Legacies of Slavery. American Journal of Public Health, 109(10), 1342–1345.

Vil, N. M. S., Vil, C. S., & Fairfax, C. N. (2019). Posttraumatic Slave Syndrome, the Patriarchal Nuclear Family Structure, and African American Male–Female Relationships. Social Work, 64(2), 139–146.

Booker, C. (2019). What Will Become of the Dream? Vital Speeches of the Day, 85(9), 252–254.

David, E. J. R., Schroeder, T. M., & Fernandez, J. (2019). Internalized Racism: A Systematic Review of the Psychological Literature on Racism’s Most Insidious Consequence. Journal of Social Issues, 75(4), 1057–1086.

Selected Streaming Video

From Films on Demand These are just a few. Access via the A-Z Databases List.

Films Media Group. (2019). True justice: Bryan Stevenson's fight for equality. Films On Demand. https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97701&xtid=189943.

Films Media Group. (2019). Mapping Violence Segment 10 (03:47). The Violence Paradox. Films on Demand. https://fod-infobase-com.libraryaccess.sdcity.edu/p_ViewVideo.aspx?xtid=203123&loid=576421&tScript=0
Some content in this video may be objectionable. This video contains violent images.

Films Media Group. (2012). The Trayvon Martin case sparks new debate over race, guns, and laws. Films On Demand. https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97701&xtid=53408.

Films Media Group. (2017). Black lives matter. Films On Demand. https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97701&xtid=162932.
This video contains violent images. Some language in this video may be offensive.

Films Media Group. (2016). Black Power: America's armed resistance. Films On Demand. https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97701&xtid=138575.. Some content in this video may be objectionable. This video contains violent images. Some language in this video may be offensive.

Films Media Group. (2017). Policing is racially biased: A debate. Films On Demand. https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97701&xtid=129351.

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