This guide brings together materials and links to support students and others doing research and finding information.

Example keywords and search terms

  • racism
  • discrimination
  • bias
  • racially biased
  • systematic racism
  • white privilege
  • white fragility
  • racialized identity
  • intersectionality
  • anti-racism
  • anti-colonial
  • racial privilege
  • racial violence
  • racism and the united states
  • white flight

Find sources -- for background, history and framing the issues

Mapping Prejudice Project

Map from Mapping Prejudice"This research is showing what communities of color have known for decades. Structural barriers stopped many people who were not white from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century.

In Minneapolis, these restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. They also limited access to community resources like parks and schools. Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory lending practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans. Contemporary white residents of Minneapolis like to think their city never had formal segregation. But racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.

This history has been willfully forgotten. So we created Mapping Prejudice to shed new light on these historic practices. We cannot address the inequities of the present without an understanding of the past."

Sample of online books

Below are a selection of online books and readings on the broad topic. We have more online books, journal articles, and sources in our Libraries Search and article databases.  

Primary source materials

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African American archives materials

View digitized materials from Archives and Special Collections that relate to African American history throughout the United States.

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2020 4:13 PM