Exploring Race in Society
This free research database offers essential content covering important issues related to race in society today. Essays, articles, reports and other reliable sources provide an in-depth look at the history of race and provide critical context for learning more about topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness.
In addition to proprietary essays, photographs, graphs and charts, Exploring Race in Society includes:
- Thousands of full-text articles from academic journals
- Government agency reports curated and provided by HeinOnline
- Full-text articles, primary source documents and speeches from BlackPast, a leading source on African American history and experience
- Journal content covering issues related to race, including those of Indigenous communities
Reliable Content to Encourage Thoughtful Discourse
Designed for high school and undergraduate students, Exploring Race in Society provides context and solutions-oriented points of view within a scholarly collection of proprietary and licensed content on topics related to race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness.
Proprietary essays are written by a diverse group of writers representing the fields of academia, journalism, medicine, and other disciplines working to address issues related to race. These essays, which are reviewed by third-party subject-matter experts, provide today’s students with a deeper understanding of how current issues stem from actions and policies of the past.
Researchers will also find valuable related content from scholarly academic journals, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that are conducting research, creating educational materials, and/or providing programs related to solving issues.
- Affirmative Action
- Black Lives Matter Movement
- COVID-19 and Communities of Color
- Digital Divide
- Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice
- Food Insecurity
- Neighborhood Gentrification
- Police Use of Force
- School-to-Prison Pipeline
- Sports Team Branding Changes
- Voting Rights and Voter Suppression
- Wealth Gap
- Google integration, allowing educators to quickly share content to Google Classroom and students to save articles to Google Drive and OneDrive
- Full-text translation in more than 30 languages for HTML articles
- Text-to-Speech for HTML articles to aid struggling readers, auditory learners and those developing English-language proficiency (coming soon)
- Reading level indicators (Lexile ranges) for HTML texts to simplify discovery of articles that match students’ reading abilities
- Ability to view, save, print and email citations in many formats
- Citation tool to help students format references/works cited; option to export citations to NoodleTools, EasyBib and other bibliographic management platforms