How Racism Takes Place by George LipsitzWhite identity in the United States is place bound, asserts George Lipsitz in "How Racism Takes Place." An influential scholar in American and racial studies, Lipsitz contends that racism persists because a network of practices skew opportunities and life chances along racial lines. That is, these practices assign people of different races to different spaces and therefore allow grossly unequal access to education, employment, transportation, and shelter. Revealing how seemingly race-neutral urban sites contain hidden racial assumptions and imperatives, Lipsitz examines the ways in which urban space and social experience are racialized and emphasizes that aggrieved communities do not passively acquiesce to racism. He recognizes the people and communities that have reimagined segregated spaces in expressive culture as places for congregation. "How Racism Takes Place" not only exposes the degree to which this white spatial imagining structures our society but also celebrates the black artists and activists who struggle to create a just and decent society. a
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Forged in the Fiery Furnace by Diana HayesThis essential introduction to African American spirituality shows how spirituality has nurtured their survival through slavery, segregation, and the challenges of society today.
Black Freedom StruggleBlack Freedom Struggle is a new resource freely available from ProQuest, containing primary sources for teaching and learning about Black American history. Curated with input from Black history scholars and advisors, Black Freedom Struggle spans the abolitionist movement of the 1790s to the present day.
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HistoryMakers Digital ArchiveThe HistoryMakers Digital Archive aims to be the nation's largest African American Video Oral History archive, with over 148,000 stories from 2,691 storytellers. Their aim is to provide oral history interviews on both individuals and African-American groups and movements.