Black Lives Matter: Framing the Issues

Race, Policing, and Protest

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Research Criminal Justice in the United States

Recent Supreme Court Case UTAH v. STRIEFF (unlawful searches)

Find Background Information

Library databases can be a good place to start to understand the larger arguments and contexts surrounding Black Lives Matter platform issues. Below, you will find some recommended places to start. 

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Suggested search terms:

  • Civil rights
  • Police brutality
  • Racial profiling
  • Race relations
  • Racism and the United States
  • Urban development and white flight
  • White privilege
  • Anti-racism
  • Global Protest Movements
  • Police Tactics
  • Abolishment of police

Research White Privilege 

Tim Wise: On White Privilege 

From our Kanopy Database, this is an ideal introduction to the social construction of racial identities, and a critical new tool for exploring the often invoked - but seldom explained - concept of white privilege.