This website is a dedicated space for you to conduct research for you final paper. It contains various articles and essays I have gathered that may help you write your essay (especially the final section). Each article/essay is linked (as a webpage or a document), and a quick description sometimes accompanies the source. Of course, as always, please ask if you have any questions.
MANDATORY SOURCES (i.e. these must appear in your text, footnotes, and works cited page). YOU ARE EXPECTED TO READ AND USE, IN ANY WAY YOU SEE APPROPRIATE, IN YOUR ESSAY. IT MUST BE CITED, AND IT MUST BE SUBSTANTIVE).The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nahisi CoatesAtlantic Magazine, June 2014The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today by Joshua HollandThe Nation Magazine: August 8, 2016 (link)Everyone Pays a Hefty Price for Segregation, Study Says by Nick ChilesNational Public Radio (npr.org): March 31, 2017 (link)How Segregation Shapes Fatal Police Violence, by Gene DembyNPR, March 2, 2018 (link)politifact.com, August 26, 2014 (link)
MAY HELP WITH MLK'S EVOLUTION IN THOUGHT:Guardian.com, April 4, 2018 (link)Martin Luther King Jr. Spent the Last Year of his Life Detested by the Liberal Establishment, by Azid JilaniThe Intercept, January 15, 2018 (link)Martin Luther King Jr. asked "Chaos or Community?", by Bob BurnettCommon Dreams, October 6, 2017 (link)Martin Luther King was a Radical, not a Saint by Peter DrierHuffingtonpost.com, January 20, 2013 (link)Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Our Struggle if for Genuine Equality, Which Means Economic Equality by Laura ClawsonDailykos.com, January 21, 2013 (link)Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Overlook his Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism by Zaid JilaniThe Intercept: January 18, 2016Alternet.org: August 19, 2015The Intercept: January 16, 2017 (link)Santa Claus-ifying Martin Luther King, Jr. by David SirotaIn These Times: February 1, 2013 (link)MLK Would Never Shut Down a Freeway, and 6 Other Myths About the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter by Jeanne Theoharis (Political Science Professor at Brooklyn College) (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)The Root.com: July 15, 2016 (link)
MAY HELP WITH SECTIONS 1 AND 4 (PAST AND CURRENT CONTEXT)ACLU-NJ Report Reveals Deep Racial Disparities in NJ Marijuana Arrests, by ACLUACLU, June 15, 2017 (link)The War on Marijuana in Black and White by the ACLUACLU, June 2013 (link)The Root, April 28, 2018 (link)Rolling Stone, December 7, 2017 (link)
The Real Reason White People say "All Lives Matter" by John HalsteadThe Huffington Post: July 25, 2016 (link)Map Shows States with most Segregated Schools, by Jolie LeeUSA Today, May 15, 2014 (link)16 Most Segregated Cities in America, by Michael Sauter, Evan Comen, and Samuel Stebbins24/7WallSt.com, July 21, 2017 (link)The Intercept, December 8, 2017 (link)Confederate Monuments Offend, but There is Much Worse in Alabama by Joseph GoodmanAL.com, May 25 2017 (link)My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest, by Lori Lakin HutchersonYes Magazine, September 8, 2017 (link)James Baldwin's Lesson for Teachers in a Time of Turmoil, by Clint SmithThe New Yorker, September 23, 2017 (link)View: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Remarkable Speech About Removing Confederate Monuments by Jack Holmes (VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) May 19, 2017Workers Take Jefferson Davis Statue off its Pedestal in New Orleans by Bill Chappel (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)NPR.org, May 11, 2017 (link)With Lee Statue's Removal, Another Battle of New Orleans Comes to a Close by Tagen Wendland (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)NPR.org, May 20, 2017 (link)NPR, August 20, 2017 (link)(Audio Podcast) What our Monuments (Don't) Teach us About Remembering the Past, by Leah Donnella, Kat Chow, Gene DembyNPR, August 23, 2017 (link)The Intercept, November 8, 2017 (link)The Dailyl Beast, Marc 29, 2018 (link)Black Lives Movement Answers the Question: What are your demands? by Alice Speri (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)The Intercept: August 3, 2016 (online newspaper co-founded by Glenn Greenwald) (link)Emmett Till memorial sign scarred by bullet holes by Andres PreussCNN: October 22, 2016 (link)The Intercept: January 2, 2017 (link)explains the difference between "racist" and prejudice"Colin Kaepernick is Righter Than you Know: The National Anthem is a Celebration of Slavery by Jon SchwarzThe Intercept: August 28, 2016 (link)Rolling Stone: September 19, 2016 (link)Truthdig.com: November 23, 2016 (link)Democracy Now: September 28, 2016Satirical Article: I Just Wish NFL Players Could Find a Way to Protest Without Starting a National DialogueThe Onion: September 19, 2016 (link)
SOURCES FOR EFFECTS OF REDLINING:How Redlining's Racist Effects Lasted For Decades, by Emily BadgerNew York Times, August 24, 2017 (link)New York Accuses Evans Bank of Redlining by Jessica Silver-GreenbergNew York Times: September 2, 2014 (link) (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)Redlining: The Archaic Lending Tactic That's (Likely) Still Holding African American Business Owners Back by Jeremy QuittnerInc.com: September 2, 2014 (link) (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
Racist "Retail Redlining" is Still a Big Problem in America by Emily Badger (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
Business Insider: April 18, 2013 (link)
HISTORICAL/MISCELLANEOUS:The Case Against Reparations by Kevin D. WilliamsonMillennials Earn 20% Les than Boomers did at Same Stage of Life by Associated PressUSA Today: January 13, 2017 (link)What We Don't Learn About the Black Panther Party -- But Should by Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian (a Seattle High School history teacher)Common Dreams: October 21, 2016 (link)Republic of New Africa by Eric GreveBlackpast.org Online EncyclopediaOn Language, Race, and the Black Writer by James Baldwin. Filled with what Baldwin admits are “brutal things” that nonetheless “must be said,” this editorial is significant, both because Baldwin felt the need to say these “brutal things” as late as 1979, and, moreover, because 38 years later many of them still “must be said” with equal urgency.Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed 'April 29, 1979For citation purposes, the link can be found here.