Social Problems
Professor Larry Stern
Reading Assignments, Videos & Web Sites

Unit 5: Racial & Ethnic Inequality: The Study of Prejudice and Discrimination

Power Point: Prejudice


Tara Bahrampour, "'You are not going to let that word hurt you’: Procter & Gamble ad taking on racism is met with praise — and outrage," The Washington Post, August 4, 2017

Peggy McIntosh, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

Robert Jensen, "White Privilege Shapes the U.S." and "More thoughts on why the system of white privilege is wrong."

David J. Leonard, "#PlayingWhileWhite: The Colin Kaepernick Saga and the (A)political White Athlete," The Society Pages, April 14, 2017

Tim Wise, "Reflections on Racism, Both Individual and Systemic," Sociological Images, February 26, 2103

Pew Researh Center, Social and Demographic Trends, "On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart: About four-in-ten blacks are doubtful that the U.S. will ever achieve racial equality"

How blacks and whites view the state of race in America [interactive web page]

Monica Anderson & Paul Hitlin, "Social Media Conversations About Race: How social media users see, share and discuss race and the rise of hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter

Justin McCarthey, Americans Less Positive About Black Civil Rights Progress, Gallup Poll, August, 2015


Lisa Wade, "Flesh Colored," Sociological Images, November 8, 2011

Gwen Sharp, "Children's AttitudesToward Skin Color"- View the CNN Report

Gwen Sharp, "Children's Perceptions of Race and Friendship" - View the Anderson Cooper Report

Listen to the following interview:

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, National Public Radio, January 16, 2012

Visit the following Web Sites:

The Negro Motorist Green Book, New York Public Library Digital Collection

Without Sanctuary: watch the Flash movie (warning: this has disturbing photographs of lynchings in the U.S.)

Virtual Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

Race: The Power of an Illusion: Complete the Race Sorting Exercise

Southern Poverty Law Center: Hate Map and Hatewatch Blog

Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance

Stereoypes of the Irish

Stereotypes of Jewish People

Stereotypes of East Asians in the US

Old 'Yellow Peril' Anti-Chinese Posters

Visualizing Otherness - Nazi and Other Use of Visual Representation

Visualizing Otherness - Racist and Discriminatory Views of Afro-Americans in Popular Cultur

Visualizing Otherness - Native Americans

Whiteness Studies: Deconstructing (the) Race

Hate on the Web:
The White Aryan Resistence
The Ku Klux Klan


Watch these Videos

"Ethnic Notions"


"If These Halls Could Talk," "The Color of Fear,""Last Chance of Eden"


“Race: The House We Live In – Part 3,” PBS