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Essays On Race And Racism

  • Racism Exposed in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
  • Racism in The Color of Fear
  • Racism in William Shakespeare's Othello
  • The Hard Times of Blacks in the South in the 1940's
  • Derrick Bell's "Space Traders"
  • Racism in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Zeitoun
  • Pleasantville Racism Paper
  • Racism in Harlem by Langston Hughes
  • Prejudice in Heart of Darkness: Racism is a Relative Term
  • "The Lemon Orchard", by Alex La Guma: Exploring Stable Meaning, the Perversion of Nature, and Discursive Communities
  • Police Prejudice and Racism
  • Attitudes, Racism and Culture
  • Overcoming Racism
  • In what ways does one's race/ethnicity shape one's life-chances in contemporary society?
  • Race, Racism and My Community
  • Racism and Sexism in Toni Morrison's Sula
  • Racism in Othello by William Shakespeare
  • Racism: The Implicit Associations Test
  • Poets Write Feelings of Racism in Still I Rise In Harlem by Langston Hughes and Stil I Rise by Maya Angelou
  • Racism: A Social Problem
  • The Effects of Scientific Racism on Black Women
  • The Artificial Nigger: Truths Behind Racism
  • A Conversation about Race: A Documentary by Craig Bodeker
  • Racism and Slavery
  • Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Racism in the Media: Misrepresentation of Minorities
  • Huck Finn: The Twisting Tides Of Portrayal - Racism
  • Racism In The NFL
  • Racism in Disney Movies
  • Huck Finn And Racism
  • Du Bois vs. Cox
  • Chinua Achebe's Heart of Darkness and Racism
  • Racism in Shakespeare's Othello
  • Racism and Discrimination in the US
  • Phoenix's Hardships and Racism in A Worn Path
  • Racism Revealed: Hurricane Katrina
  • Racism in Song of Solomon, Push and Life of Olaudah Equiano
  • Racism in Tracking
  • Black on Black Racism
  • racism
  • Racism in Disney Films
  • Why Is Institutional Racism so Important to Our Understanding of Racial Inequalities in Britain Today?
  • Racism on College Campuses
  • Institutionalized Racism, Group Thinking and Jury Bias
  • The Effects of Racism in Education
  • Racism in Our Society
  • Prejudice and Racism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • How Country Lovers and the Gold Cadillac Tackle Racism
  • Racism in Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying
  • Different Types of Racial Discrimination
  • Racism Kills Thoughts in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Origins of Racism
  • Blazing Saddles Research
  • Racism In The Movies
  • Racism Exposed in Fences, by August Wilson
  • Sexism, Prejudice, and Racism in Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Racism in William Shakespeare’s Othello
  • Racism in Health-care
  • Definition Essay: Racism
  • Racism in the Criminal Justice System
  • Racism in Deadly Unna by Phillip Gwynne
  • Racism and Sexism in the Bluest Eye
  • The Existance of Racism
  • Aspects of Racism
  • Why Is Shakespeares Othello Still Relevant in Todays Audiences?
  • Racism in the Sports Pages
  • Racism
  • Still I Rise by Maya Angelou Literary Analysis Essay
  • A Soldier's Play
  • Bell Hooks' A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change
  • Huckleberry Finn ( Huck Finn ) - Racism
  • Protesting Against Racism at the 1968 Olympics
  • Fences, by August Wilson
  • Racism in America Today
  • Racism in Family Guy Supports Stereotypes
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me
  • Immunizing Society Against Discrimination
  • Hines Ward: Experiences with Racism
  • Women Voicing Their Pain
  • Racism, Revenge, the War without Mercy, and the Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
  • The Acts of Racism In The 20th Century
  • Taking a Look at Environmental Racism
  • The Stories That Changed My Perspective on Racism and Ethnicity
  • Country Lovers vs. The Gold Cadillac
  • Why Racism Is an Issue in Need of Solution
  • Racism in the Unites States
  • Two Colors One Land
  • How Is Racism Presented in the Novel of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?
  • Feature Article Racism- to Kill a Mockingbird Etc
  • Scientific Racism and Antisemitism
  • Racism, Racial Profiling and Segregation in America
  • Divine Wind - Racism
  • Holocaust: A Result of Racism

25 Great Articles and Essays
about Race and Racism

The best short articles and essays about race, racism and racial discrimination


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon

I'm a walking regret, a truth-teller, a liar, a survivor, a frowning ellipsis, a witness, a dreamer, a teacher, a student, a joker, a writer whose eyes stay red, and I'm a child of this nation

Our Kind of Ridiculous by Kiese Laymon

Blackness is probable cause, I tell myself. They got me

The Price of Black Ambition by Roxane Gay

As a black girl in these United States I had no choice but to work toward being the best

Black Men and Public Spaces by Brent Staples

My first victim was a woman-white, well dressed, probably in her early twenties. I came upon her late one evening on a deserted street...

My Black Privilege by Thomas Chatterton Williams

For far too many Americans of all backgrounds, the idea of a simultaneously black and advantaged person is impossible to imagine

Letter to My Son by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body--it is heritage

Why I'm Black, Not African American by John H McWhorter

It's time we descendants of slaves brought to the United States let go of the term "African American" and go back to calling ourselves Black - with a capital B

You Are In Paradise by Zadie Smith

"If you are brown and decide to date a British man, sooner or later he will present you with a Paul Gauguin"

Relations by Eula Biss

In 1999, a woman gave birth to twins--one white and one black. The woman and her husband were white, the black baby was not theirs

Black Like Them by Malcolm Gladwell

My cousins, Rosie and Noel, are from Jamaica. They don't consider themselves black

Teach Me How to Speak by Soleil Ho

Though it was just an errant eruption from some distant undergrad's laptop, the music bounced off the facades of the buildings around me, gaining more and more volume with each leap. On PSY, American violence, and masculinities in the margins

36 Tattoos by David Shields

A tattoo is ink stored in scar tissue


The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole

No Man's Land by Eula Bliss

Fear, racism, and the troubling attitude of American pioneers, historical and contemporary

Time and Distance Overcome by Eula Biss

The children's game of telephone depends on the fact that a message passed quietly from one ear to another to another will get distorted at some point along the line

See also...

60 Great Articles about Politics

A collection of the best political reporting and journalism


What's Killing America's Black Infants? by Zoe Carpenter

Racism is fueling a national health crisis

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man
by Henry Louis Gates

A different kind of jury--one made up of black cultural leaders--weighs in on the Simpson verdict and the Million Man March

Driving While Black by Gary Webb

Operation pipeline and the war on dark skinned motorists

What's Holding Blacks Back? by John McWhorter

Is it black attitudes, rather than white racism, that are to blame?

Speaking in Tongues by Zadie Smith

Young Jewish male, black old lady from the South Side, white woman from Kansas, Kenyan elder, white Harvard nerd, black Columbia nerd, activist woman, churchman, security guard and bank teller - Obama's many voices

Getting In by Malcolm Gladwell

The social (i.e. racial) logic of Ivy League admissions

A Complete Guide to 'Hipster Racism' by Lindy West

There's been a lot of talk recently about "hipster racism" or "ironic racism"--or, as I like to call it, racism

Paper Tigers by Wesley Yang

What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?


The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West

On race and the culture of mass incarceration

Some of My Best Friends Are Black by Tanner Colby

The strange story of integration in America

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon

Stunning personal essays about being black in America

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