Political scientists have long sought to bring their scholarly examinations of race, power, governance, social injustice and oppression into the classroom. These practices help students understand the sources and structures behind systemic racism, inequality and human rights abuses in the United States, as well as the resulting social, political and public policy consequences. Below is Educate's living "Teaching Black Lives Matter" collection. It brings together teaching resources and scholarly works from political scientists and other social scientists who have spent their careers using dynamic, democratic pedagogical practices that we hope you will engage.
This project arose, in partnership with APSA's Diversity and Inclusion programs, to acknowledge the issues and debates that have re-surfaced into the public discourse as a result of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of police, and the resulting protests and civil debates about social justice, race, systemic racism and public policy. With the understanding that these social, political, and economic themes predate the events and protests in Minneapolis, MN and the protests around globe.
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