Exploring Race in Society

Exploring Race in Society

Exploring Race in Society is a collection of resources on race, ethnicity, diversity, and inclusiveness in U.S. society in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as broader historical context. This is a focused database with resources suitable for undergraduates and beginning researchers. It includes background introductory information on various topics, point-of-view essays, primary source documents, government reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Full text is available for nearly all the content in the database. Topics covered include:

  • Affirmative Action
  • Black Lives Matter Movement
  • COVID-19 and Communities of Color
  • Digital Divide 
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food Insecurity
  • Intersectionality
  • Jim Crow Laws and Segregation
  • Neighborhood Gentrification
  • Police Use of Force
  • School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Sports Team Branding Changes
  • Voter Rights and Voter Suppression
  • Wealth Gap

EBSCO also offers a free version of the database.

Dates covered

20th century - present.

Resource types