Syllabus Resources on Combating Racism and Right-Wing Terrorism

The following are a list of linked resources for teaching and class discussion in the courses I teach in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Most of the students are studying criminal justice (undergraduate and graduate degrees), security studies and homeland security. I’ll add to this list when I can. Suggestions can be sent to me via the email address listed on my faculty web page.

White Terrorists Give Political Cover to Other Americans’ Prejudices,” Atlantic Monthly (April 1, 2019)

Map of Hate Groups Across the United States

“Terrorism’s Double Standard: Violent Far-Right Extremists are Rarely Prosecuted as Terrorists,” The Intercept (March 23, 2019)

Ignoring Domestic, Homegrown Terrorism is Choice that Benefits Few

Perspectives on Terrorism, Special Issue on Far-Right Violence and White Supremacy (December 2018)

Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (The Kerner Commission Report of 1968), particularly the Recommendations on Policing and the Community. See also Race & Inequality in America: The Kerner Commission at 50

“The American Nightmare, Atlantic Monthly June 1, 2020)

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus – How can we help students understand George Floyd’s death in the context of institutionalized racism? A JSTOR Initiative

“Mail Bombs, Hate Crimes and the Meaning of Terrorism,” Council on Foreign Relations (October 30, 2018)

The Intelligence Report – Biannual publication tracking right-wing extremism and hate groups in the U.S.

“Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught, New York Times (August 11, 2019)

Boston University Center for Antiracism

FBI Report showing that hate-crime violence has risen significantly over the past two decades.

Frontline PBS Video: Documenting Hate, Charlottesville (August 7, 2019)

“Tribalism and Globalism in the Era of Trump,” Globe Post (July 18, 2019)

“The Domestic U.S. Terror Threat: What to Know” Council on Foreign Relations (August 6, 2019)

Ibram X. Kendi, How to be an Antiracist

American University, Antiracist Research & Policy Center

“Countering Domestic Terrorism: Examining the Evolving Threat,” Congressional Testimony of William Braniff (September 25, 2019)

Building Communities of Trust – a collaborative initiative with International Association of Chiefs of Police, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance; and others

Racial Equity Tools Glossary

Welcome to the Anti-Racism Movement: Here’s What You’ve Missed

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Equality Includes You: What White People can do for Racial Justice

The 1619 Project (NY Times Magazine)

SPLC Resources on Hate & Extremism

Subsection for discussion on “The Intersections of Racism and Policing.” The following incidents (click on the links) involve police officers using force against unarmed non-white U.S. citizens:

Subsection for discussion on “The Intersections of Terrorism, Social Media and White Supremacy/Racial Extremism.” The following resources (click on the links) involve terrorism motivated by racially-oriented right-wing extremist ideologies:

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