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Readings and Resources

Dig deeper into the topics discussed on Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.

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Episode 1 Resources:

Episode 2 Resources:

  • DuVernay, Ava, et al. 13th. 2016. Made available on YouTube by Netflix, April 17, 2020.

Episode 3 Resources:

  • US Constitution, Article 4: Section 2. Signed in convention September 17, 1787. Ratified June 21, 1788. (A portion of Article IV, Section 2, was changed by the 13th Amendment)

Episode 4 Resources:

  • “A Massacre of Blacks Haunted This Arkansas City. Then a Memorial.” The Washington Post, August, 30, 2019. Accessed October 5, 2020.

  • Agyeman, Julian, Kofi Boone. “Land Loss Has Plagued Black America since Emancipation – Is It Time ...”, The Conversation, June 18, 2020

  • “Blacks in the U.S. Face a Huge Gap in Homeownership Rates.” The Washington Post, July 23, 2020.

  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. “The Case for Reparations.“ The Atlantic, June 2014

  • Fan, Andrew, Linda Lutton, Alden Loury. “Where Banks Don’t Lend”. June 3, 2020. WBEZ.org

  • George, Alice. “The 1968 Kerner Commission Got It Right, But Nobody Listened.” The Smithsonian Magazine, March 1, 2018

  • Merritt, Keri Leigh. “Land and the Roots of African-American Poverty.” Aeon, March 11, 2016. Accessed October 3, 2020.

  • Meyer, Stephen Grant. As Long As They Don’t Move Next Door: Segregation and Racial Conflict in American Neighborhoods. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.

  • Sisson, Patrick. “The Fair Housing Act: An Explainer,” Curbed. April 11, 2017

  • Washington, Booker T. “The Awakening of the Negro”. The Atlantic, September 1896.

Episode 5 Resources:

  • Wiencek, Henry. 2012. “The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson.” Smithsonian Magazine. September 30, 2012.

  • Zhang, Sarah. 2018. “The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves.” Atlantic Monthly, April 18, 2018.

Episode 6 Resources:

  • Royce, Eden. 2018. Apex Magazine August 2018. Edited by Sheree Renee Thomas and Jason Sizemore. North Charleston, SC: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.

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