Race, and its complexities have been a longstanding issue in St. Louis. Here are some resources that cover and explore the history, origins and culture of race in St. Louis and beyond.
A St. Louis Public Radio series examining the history of race, locally.
A St. Louis Beacon series that examines race and culture.
A St. Louis Beacon series that examines health care disparities that persist in our region.
Black Dads Are Doing Best of All — New York Times
African Americans are often blamed for the injustices or inequities they face, with finger pointers citing lack of black fathers in the community. Statistics challenge that widespread belief.
Forcing Black Men Out of Society — New York Times
Black men between the ages of 24 and 54 are disappearing from "civic life". Find out why.
The Ferguson Project — St. Louis Public Radio
Our comprehensive project looking at the killing of Michael Brown in August 2014, and everything that's happened since
Ferguson Is a Starting Point for a National Conversation on Race — The Root
The death of Michael Brown has sparked another national and international conversation about race.
Is How We Talk About Race Worth Talking About? — State of Opportunity
Read about how we are taught to talk about race, and concepts such as “cultural competence”
A Teachable Moment: ‘Adults, We Have Such A Hard Time Having These Conversations’ — St. Louis Public Radio
Some educators, in the wake of Ferguson, have handled the issue of talking about trace in the classroom.
Helping Students Make Sense of a Young Black Man's Death in Missouri — NPR
Educators talk about race with students in response to the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson.
Black Kids Don’t Have to Be College-Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic — The Root
This piece argues that the value of black life is not contingent upon the pursuit of an education.
Talking to Kids About Race and Class — CNN
See how one parent talks about race, and how another is having difficulty with the challenge. (Video)
Parting the Waters : America in the King years, 1954-63
The first book in the Pulitzer Prize winning triology that exmines race, violence, and democracy against the backdrop of the civil rights movement.
Pillar of fire : America in the King years, 1963-65
The second work in Branch's triology.
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
The concluding work in Branch's trilogy.