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Systemic Racism: Home

Resources intended to help explore systemic/structural racism in the United States


The following guide is meant to be a starting point into some resources about systemic racism. Systemic, institutional, and structural racism are used synonymously. The resources listed here are not meant to be exhaustive, and in some cases are limited to our holdings.

Readings -- Books

What is Systemic Racism?

Addressing Anti-Blackness on Campus: Implications for Educators and Institutions

Indicators of Structural Racism

Finding Articles

Find articles and other resources held by Belk Library and Information Commons using the following search string:

"structural racism" OR "institutional racism" OR "systemic racism"

For more specific issues and topics, consider adding the following keywords:

Housing, Education disparities, Mass Media, Wealth, Jobs, Criminal Justice, Health disparities, incarceration, etc.


Or explore the following subject headings:

Systemic Racism

Institutional Racism

Structural Racism

Systemic Racism and Disparities

The Groundwater Approach

Organizations Fighting for Equity and Racial Justice

Other Anti-Racism Resources