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Race and American Law Resource Guide

About this Guide

This guide was created in conjunction with the course Race and American Law.  In addition, it is a resource for people interested in race as it relates to diverse aspects of American Law. Tabs divide resources by various topic areas.  Resources include books, video, articles, web pages and other materials.  

This guide would like to acknowledge that Suffolk University is located on the traditional and ancestral land of the Massachusett, the original inhabitants of what is now known as Boston and Cambridge. We pay respect to the people of the Massachusett Tribe past and present, we honor the land itself which remains sacred to the Massachusett People.

Key Casebooks

News Coverage

Boston Globe

  • The Emancipator- Reframing the conversation on racial justice and equity. A collaboration with The Boston Globe and Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research

The Guardian



The New York Times 

U.S News 

Washington Post 

  • Race & Reckoning - Candid conversations about identity in America — from racial injustices to political movements



Race: The Power of an Illusion

The Ford Foundation

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Documentary: 3 Episodes

Race the Power of an Illusion An online companion to the award-winning documentary series by California Newsreel discussing the origins, beliefs and consequences of what we call race. Includes:

  • Episodes transcripts
  • Quizzes
  • Handouts
  • Interviews
  • and More!