Racial Justice Syllabus

Date Published: 11/7/2019

Our syllabi series highlights articles, books, and journal issues that encourage discussion of today’s most pressing issues. Selections in this syllabus explore racial justice. Topics include racial protests, justice movements, racial power, and racial justice history.

All book introductions are freely available.

After #Ferguson, After #Baltimore: The Challenge of Black Death and Black Life for Black Political Thought

Barnor Hesse and Juliet Hooker, editors
South Atlantic Quarterly 116:3, 2017

In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

Christina Sharpe

New Technologies of Resistance: Racial Power and Protest in the United States

Anthony Ryan Hatch
Radical History Review 127, 2017

From Slavery to Jane Crow to Say Her Name: An Intersectional Examination of Black Women and Punishment

Nishaun T. Battle
Meridians 15:1, 2016

Lights, Camera, Police Action!

John L. Jackson, Jr.
Public Culture 78, 2016

A Demonology of Comparisons: Imperialism, Justice, and Anti/Blackness

Vince Schleitwiler
Comparative Literature 68:2, 2016

Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham

Melanie S. Morrison

Toward Thick Solidarity: Theorizing Empathy in Social Justice Movements

Roseann Liu and Savannah Shange
Radical History Review 131, 2018

Black Politics and the Neoliberal Racial Order

Michael C. Dawson and Megan Ming Francis
Public Culture 78, 2016

Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough for Selma

Karlyn Forner