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Racial Justice

This guide is intended to provide informational and educational resources on racial justice and anti-racism for the University of Missouri School of Law community.

Multimedia Resources

Netflix (April 17, 2020); Run time:1:40:02

Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

The Atlantic (October 2, 2015); Run time: 2:33

In this animated interview, the sociologist Bruce Western explains the current inevitability of prison for certain demographics of young black men and how it's become a normal life event. "We've chosen the response of the deprivation of liberty for a historically aggrieved group, whose liberty in the United States was never firmly established to begin with," Western says.

News and Opinion Articles

Race and Racism

Policing

Protest and Social Action