Over the past few months, issues involving systemic racism have been gaining attention and momentum around the country. Activists and educators are at the forefront of this movement seeking to combat historical injustice and racial prejudice—forces that continue to shape many of our institutions today.
As part of this effort to affect civic engagement and social change, ABC-CLIO is proud to announce the addition of Systemic Racism as a featured topic in its Issues database. This expertly curated collection brings together articles, biographies, photographs, documents, statistics, and video, providing students with a wide range of resources to intelligently explore the history and status of systemic racism in the United States. Highlights include:
- a timeline tracing the origins and development of systemic racism in the United States, beginning with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans at Jamestown, Virginia in 1619
- a comprehensive profile of the Black Lives Matter movement, from its origins in 2012 to recent protests following the death of George Floyd
- an exploration of systemic racism’s effects on healthcare, including disparities in access and quality of care
For an introduction to the topic and a starting point for deeper research and investigation, read the topic overview: