How to Discuss Racial Discrimination in Society

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Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

This list of scholarly articles from NCFR is provided to help families, educators, researchers, and practitioners educate themselves and others on matters related to the systematic oppression and the persistence of both individual and institutional racism in our society. Before we can discuss or change the discourse on racial discrimination, we must first understand what we know from evidence-based research.

Thank you to Roudi Nazarinia Roy, Ph.D., CFLE, and members of the Ethnic Minorities Section for their recommendations.

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  • The Southern Poverty Law Center - an advocacy organization founded to seek equal justice and opportunities for all people. Initiatives include tracking and exposing the activities of "hate groups and domestic extremists", and providing free films, books, and other resources to U.S. schools to help "reduce prejudice and promote educational equity."

  • Understanding Prejudice - a website for students, teachers, and others interested in the causes and consequences of prejudice, established with funding from the National Science Foundation and McGraw-Hill Higher Education, and a project of the Social Psychology Network. 



  • Adelman, L. (Executive Producer), & Smith, L. M., Strain, Herbes-Sommers, C. (Directors). (2003) RACE - The Power of an Illusion [Three-part Documentary]. USA: California Newsreel & Independent Television Service.

  • Biewen, J. (Procucer and Host). (2017, February 15 - Present). Seeing White. Scene on Radio [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from