The resources on this page discuss the current state of racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Click on the links below to learn about national trends, historical roots, and reform efforts around racial bias in policing and incarceration.
- ABC’s Blackish – Judicial System
- ABC’s Blackish- Police Brutality
- We Need to Talk about an Injustice
- Is The U.S. Criminal Justice System Biased?
- Why Campus Inclusion Matters
- How Privilege Works
- Is the Criminal Justice System Broken?
- How Our Criminal Justice System Targets Communities
- Is There Racial Bias In Our Criminal Justice System?
- Let’s get to the root of racial injustice
- Mass Incarceration, Visualized
- A Conversation With Police on Race
- Black men sentenced to more time for committing the exact same crime as a white person, study finds
- On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, faith groups rally to combat systemic racism
- How Segregation Shapes Fatal Police Violence
- Poll: 6 In 10 Black Americans Say Police Unfairly Stopped Them Or A Relative
- The Brutality of Police Culture in Baltimore
- The Decline of Mass Incarceration is Good for Everyone
Academic Journals and Books
López, I. (2010). Post-Racial Racism: Racial Stratification and Mass Incarceration in the Age of Obama. California Law Review, 98(3), 1023-1074.
Forman, J. (2012). Racial critiques of mass incarceration: Beyond the new Jim Crow. New York University Law Review 87(1), 21-69.
L90 AFAS 3301 — Culture & Identity: The Politics of Black Criminality and Popular Protest
L98-2011 section 01 — Understanding Racial Inequality in the Contemporary U.S.
L98-3561 section 01 — Law, Gender, and Justice