Articles for Understanding: Systemic Racism and Social Justice

Recent events have shone a spotlight on racial violence, police brutality, and the deep systemic issues that enable injustice and cruelty against BIPOC. Protests are calling not only for justice in individual cases, but for total reform of systems built on centuries of racism and inequality. For real change to occur, it is essential to consult the corpus of evidence-based scholarship on race, history, and public policy to help chart a path toward a more just and anti-racist future.

The following articles were selected by our journals’ editorial offices as works that offer valuable perspectives on various issues including systemic racism, racial violence, and social justice. They are free to read and download through August 31, 2020.