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View Resource The Two Nations of Black America: Frontline Online

This companion site to a recent Frontline examines the growing class gap within the African-American community. The site features a powerful essay by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the correspondent and writer for Frontline's report, RealPlayer audio and text from the Du Bois Institute's 1997 forum, economic and social statistics, and interviews with prominent African-American activists and scholars,...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/race/
View Resource Cincinnati's Racial Lawsuit

Cincinnati, Ohio gained national attention in April 2001 when Police Officer Stephen Roach shot unarmed 19-year old Timothy Thomas in an alley after Thomas fled while Roach was trying to arrest him on 14 misdemeanor warrants. At that time, Thomas was the 15th African American killed by Cincinnati police since 1995. The shooting ignited protests and four days of riots. Three weeks prior to the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0405
View Resource Left Behind in the Labor Market: Recent Employment Trends Among Young Black Men

Written by Paul Offner and Harry Holzer, Professors at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, "Left Behind in the Labor Market: Recent Employment Trends Among Young Black Men" is a nine page report that compares the employment trends of young black men with no more than a high school education to other groups of the same educational background over the past two decades. According to the report,...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/left-behind-in-the-labor-...
View Resource Two Towns of Jasper

The subject of race and race-relations in the United States is one that is at times avoided by many persons, but the documentary Two Towns of Jasper and its well-conceived Web site developed by PBS foster meaningful dialogue about these issues. The documentary deals with the murder of James Byrd (a black man), who was dragged to his death behind a truck driven by three white men in Jasper, Texas....

http://www.pbs.org/pov/twotownsofjasper/
View Resource Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Founded in 1970, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a national, nonprofit research and public policy institution that performs research and outreach activities on public policy issues that are of concern to African Americans and other communities of color. The areas that are of prime interest to the Center include economic advancement, political participation, and international...

https://jointcenter.org/
View Resource Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Last reviewed on November 30, 1999)

Founded in 1970, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is considered one of the premier think tanks focusing primarily on a broad range of public policy issues of concern to African Americans and other communities of color. Since their founding, the Center has expanded their work to include a wide range of research projects, and visitors will be delighted to know that their website...

https://jointcenter.org/
View Resource Independent Lens: Banished: American Ethnic Cleansings

People may generally be familiar with the struggle for civil rights, but how many know about the racial injustices committed against entire black communities in Harrison, Arkansas or Pierce City, Missouri one hundred years ago? This thoughtful and troubling documentary on the forced removal of black residents was produced as part of the Independent Lens series on PBS. Visitors to the site can...

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/banished/
View Resource A History of Social Welfare Digital Collection

Cornell University Library's Social Welfare Digital Collection brings together manuscripts, early journals, narratives, reports, letters, photographs, prints, and much more that document the history of social welfare in the United States. The two foci here include the historical development of social welfare services in New York and the history of social welfare provisions by and for African...

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