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What is Social Justice
Definition: To study social justice is to learn about the problems that dramatically impact quality of life for certain populations, and how people have worked to solve those problems.
Social Justice Readings
Alexander, M., & West, C. (2012). The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. The New Press.
Camangian, P. (2008). Untempered Tongues: Teaching performance poetry for social justice. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 7(2), 35–55.
Gutiérrez y Muhs, G. (2012). Presumed incompetent: The intersections of race and class for women in academia. Boulder, Colorado:University Press of Colorad
Hill Collins, P. (2000). Black feminist thought knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment. Retrieved from http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=178421
Kuntz, A.M. (2015). The responsible methodologist: Inquiry, truth-telling, and social justice. Walnut Creek, CA. Left Coast Press, Inc.
Ladson-Billings, G., & Tate, W. F. (1995). Toward a critical race theory of education. Teachers College Record, 97, 47–68.
Powell, J. A. (2012). Racing to justice: Transforming our conceptions of self and other to build an inclusive society. Bloomington : Indiana University Press.
Rossatto, C. A., Allen, R. L., & Pruyn, M. (2006). Reinventing critical pedagogy: Widening the circle of anti-oppression education (Rowman & Littlefield.
Solorzano, D. G., & Yosso, T. J. (2002). Critical race methodology: Counter-storytelling as an analytical framework for education research. Qualitative Inquiry, 8(1), 23–44.
Templeton, E., Love, B., Davis, B. H., & Davis Jr, M. (2016). Illusions of inclusion: University policies that perpetuate exclusion of students of color. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, 2(1). https://www.ncore.ou.edu/media/filer_public/4c/ee/4cee15dd-3745-418e-9e86-33f6ff8a5bbe/emerald_templeton_et_al_jcscore__spring_2016_.pdf, 79(3), 409–428.
Templeton, E., Love, B. H., & Johnson, O. (Eds.). (2021). Elevating marginalized voices in academe: Lessons to a new generation of scholars. Routledge.
Tuck, E. (2009). Suspending damage: A letter to communities. Harvard Educational Review.
Social Justice Domains
Social Justice Topics
- Race & Ethnicity
- Gender & Sexuality
- Bullying & Bias
- Rights & Activism
Books from the Catalog
The New Jim Crow by
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as'brave and bold,'this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that'we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.'By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a'call to action.'Called'stunning'by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Levering Lewis,'invaluable'by the Daily Kos,'explosive'by Kirkus, and'profoundly necessary'by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012-01-16