Racism in America
Learn more about racism in America, the events, the laws, the violence and how racism helped shape America.
Racism in the United States has been widespread since the colonial era. Legally or socially sanctioned privileges and rights were given to white Americans but denied to all other races. The KKK, white mobs and other white supremacist groups have killed more Americans than terrorist have. The KKK may have given up their sheets for suites and changed their name to the alt-right or other names to hide who they are, but at their core, they are white people who hate black people, people whose skin is not white and Jews. White Racist Have Been Killing and Terrorizing Black People for Over 150 Years, if black lives mattered in America, the KKK and other white supremacist groups would be branded as the domestic terrorist groups they are and government resources would be devoted to combating them.
How America's Structural Racism Helped Create the Black-White Wealth Gap. The already large racial wealth gap between white and black American households grew even wider after the Great Recession. Targeted policies are necessary to reverse this deepening divide.
Learn more about white nationalist, right-wing extremists, the KKK and other white supremacist groups have killed more Americans than terrorist have. The KKK may have given up their sheets for suits and changed their name to the alt-right or other names to hide who they are, but at their core, they are nothing more than white people who are afraid of and hate people who are not white and Jews.
White Nationalist and Right Wing Extremists Have Killed More Americans Than TerroristWhite nationalist, right-wing extremists and other white supremacist groups have killed more Americans than terrorist have. White nationalist, right-wing extremists and other white supremacist groups are domestic terrorist and should be branded as the domestic terrorist they are.
Learn more about white supremacist, white racist, white mobs, white nationalist, right-wing extremists, neo-nazis, the KKK and other white supremacist groups have been killing and terrorizing black people for over 150 years. White supremacist, white racist, white mobs, white nationalist, right-wing extremists, neo-nazis, the KKK and other white supremacist groups pose to American citizens has come to the forefront in recent years. Everyone is at risk bullets and bombs do not have a care about the color of one’s skin or one’s religion.Learn more about white supremacists are infiltrating our law enforcement agencies and public office to protect white supremacist, promote the white supremacist agenda.
White supremacists are domestic terrorist, they have killed more Americans than external terrorist. Learn more about white supremacist in American.
Black people have been massacred in towns like Greenwood, Rosewood and other towns across America by angry white mobs for over 150 years.
White supremacists are infiltrating our law enforcement agencies, our armed forces and public office to protect and, promote the white supremacist agenda.
Explore films and new specials focused on raceby Taryn J. StewartThe three men who had already been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery have now been found guilty of federal hate crimes. The father and son who armed themselves and initiated the pursuit were denied any chance of parole. The life sentences were announced after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty in the fatal shooting of two men during protests in Kenosha in 2020. George Floyd’s dying under Derek Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations. People across the country continue to call for justice in the killings of Daunte Wright, Rayshard Brooks, Daniel Prude, Breonna Taylor and many others. The case of the three white men accused of killing Arbery while he was jogging last year in Georgia drew national attention as well. Some states have been actively updating their policing protocols over the past year but the growing list of deaths is evident that, as a country, we still have a long way to go. We’re continuing our commitment to highlight content that will continue the conversation, add historical context to these issues and enable change. Below you will find programs that profile police departments, specials that detail conversations parents of color have with their children, documentaries that cover the treatment of African Americans since slavery and films that shed light on both past and current civil rights activism.
Faculty experts will examine how racism is embedded in education, criminal justice, health care and economic systems, as well as within U.S. government policy. Organized in partnership with the American Studies Program and open to the general public, this webinar series will explore research-based discoveries and potential solutions for combating systemic racism and improving equity.
Racism in the United States comprises negative attitudes and views on race or ethnicity which are related to each other, are held by various people and groups in the United States, and have been reflected in discriminatory laws, practices and actions (including violence) at various times in the history of the United States against racial or ethnic groups. Throughout American history, white Americans have generally enjoyed legally or socially sanctioned privileges and rights, which have been denied to members of various ethnic or minority groups at various times. European Americans, particularly affluent white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, are said to have enjoyed advantages in matters of education, immigration, voting rights, citizenship, land acquisition, and criminal procedure. Racism against various ethnic or minority groups has existed in the United States since the early colonial era. Before 1865, most African Americans were enslaved and even afterwards, they have faced severe restrictions on their political, social, and economic freedoms. Native Americans have suffered genocide, forced removals, and massacres, and they continue to face discrimination. Hispanics, Middle Eastern and Asian Americans along with Pacific Islanders have also been the victims of discrimination. In addition, non-Protestant immigrants from Europe, particularly Jews, Poles, Italians, and the Irish were often subjected to xenophobic exclusion and other forms of ethnicity-based discrimination.
Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the Black experience in America and examine continuing systemic racism and discrimination in the U.S. – issues many Stanford scholars are tackling in their research and scholarship.By Melissa De WitteAn unrelenting pandemic that continues to disproportionately affect communities of color, ongoing roadblocks to obstruct efforts to expand the franchise and protect voting discrimination, a growing movement to push anti-racist curricula out of schools – events over the past year have only underscored how prevalent systemic racism and bias is in America today.
Heather Merrill, Africana StudiesIn my field of Africana studies, we study Black life as central to the story of the modern world. We try to stand inside the realities of Black lived experiences, which tell us a great deal about our society and where we can go from here. I put together this new course on racism and antiracism because I believe this new generation, along with all the others, can seize this historical moment and move us in more humane directions. This can only be done with more knowledge. We start in the 19th century and examine the origins of whiteness as an identity, exploring how leaders like Frederick Douglass and John Brown challenged this racial capitalist system that seduced Irish and Italian immigrants into ignoring the cruelties of the slavery system, expressing aggression toward free Black people, seeing themselves as superior, and therefore white. We also explore how some white people have come to deeply criticize and devote themselves to working to dismantle the system of white supremacy.
How the republican party uses racism, hate, fear, lies, propaganda, alternative facts, Russian propaganda and conspiracy theories to divide America and promote the radical right's agenda. Fox News and right-wing media are fake news that the Republican Party uses as its propaganda wings. Fox News and Right-Wing media use fake news, racism, hate, fear, lies, propaganda, alternative facts, Russian talking points, Russian propaganda and conspiracy theories to protect Republicans, promote the radical right's agenda, attack Democrats and divide our country.