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Racial Justice Resources

A guide to resources provided by the Law Library, as well as external information, to support our community in considering racial justice and reconciliation.

U.S. Federal Government Hearings and Reports

Community Dialogue Guide : Conducting a Discussion on Race.
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Justice, Community Relations Service, [2003]. 36 p. : digital, PDF file.

Racism in the 21st Century : Understanding Global Challenges and Implementing Solutions
Hearing before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, July 16, 2008. Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 2012. 1 online resource (iii, 105 pages)

Police Use of Force : An Examination of Modern Policing Practices
Briefing before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, held in Washington, DC. November 2018. Washington, DC : U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 2018. 1 online resource (iv, 220 pages) : color illustrations.

The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States
Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, second session, December 9, 2014. Washington : U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2018. 1 online resource (v, 691 pages).

Ending Racial Profiling in America
Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, April 17, 2012. Washington : U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2016. 1 online resource (vi, 622 pages) : illustrations.

"Stand Your Ground" Laws : Civil Rights and Public Safety Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force
Hearing before the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, first session, Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Washington : U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2015. 1 online resource (v, 384 pages) : illustrations.

Examining the Race Effects of Stand Your Ground Laws
Briefing before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, held in Orlando, FL. February 2020. Washington, DC : U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 2020. 1 online resource (various pagings) : color illustrations.

Are Rights a Reality? : Evaluating Federal Civil Rights Enforcement
2019 Statutory Enforcement Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States
2018 Statutory Enforcement Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights