In June 2020 APSA collected resources and scholarly work from political scientists and a variety of other sources to highlight the range of scholarly contributions on systemic racism and social justice issues. We hope that you have found this resource helpful in assisting students, faculty, and the public to better understand and dialogue about these issues in a constructive way. As we approach the end of the fall 2020 semester, we would like to invite you to submit your own related content.
This project arose as a means to acknowledge the issues and debates that reemerged into the public discourse as a result of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of police, and the resulting protests and civil debates about social justice, race, systemic racism and public policy. However, these social, political, and economic themes predate the events and protests in Minneapolis, MN and the protests around globe. Political scientists have long examined these topics, e.g. the linkages between race, power, governance, social injustice and oppression. This scholarship has made an invaluable contribution to our discipline and to public discourse.
About the Resource
The resource page is divided into five key sections:
- Getting Started: Familiarize yourself with key terms, and access local resources about understanding race and social (in)justice.
- Engage: Learn about strategies for further engagement, involvement and advocacy.
- Get Informed: Read political science research from APSA scholars and others on race, ethnicity and politics, social (in)justice, systemic racism, protest and politics, activism, criminal justice reform, institutional change, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, mass incarceration, human and civil rights and more.
- Explore: Learn about existing diversity and inclusion and pedagogical resources such as syllabi and teaching tools.
- Share: Submit a resource or article for review. You can submit your resource here.
This resource page is not meant to be comprehensive, instead, it is dynamic and inclusive. As we learn of new resources from our members and staff, we will update the page. But we need you help. Visit us online to submit a resource.