Whiteness History Month Project: Reports


40 Acres and a Mule 
This infographic from Yes! Magazine attempts to calculate the economic damage of slavery and racist police in the U.S.

Recommended citation: Neumann, Jeff, and Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn. "Just The Facts: A Nation Built on the Back of Slavery and Racism." YesMagazine.org. Summer 2015. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.

40 acres and a mule

  The African American Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile
 This report, created by The Coalition of Communities of Color and Portland  State University, utilizes data to  better understand the economic, educational,  social, health, housing and employment issues faced  by African Americans in  Portland.

Inequality in 700 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race, and LGBT Status from 2007 to 2014. An annual report put out by the USC Annenberg’s Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative examining gender and race/ethnicity on screen and behind the camera across the 100 top‐grossing fictional films. Portrayal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender (LGBT) characters was included in 2014.   

 Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror
 This report by the Equal Justice Initiative is the second in a series, and examines the thousands of terror  lynchings suffered by African Americans in the U.S between the Civil War and World War II. 

Not To Be Trusted: Dangerous Levels of Inaccuracy in TV Crime Reporting in New York City
ColorOfChange, partnering with Media Matter for America, studied the representation of black people in local news reporting on crime.

Operation Ghetto Storm is an annual report published by the Malcolm X Grassroots Committee that details the extrajudicial killing of African Americans by police, security guards and vigilantes.

Race at Work: Realities of Race and Criminal Record in the New York City Job Market summarizes a study from two Princeton professors on the impact of ethnicity, race, and criminal records on gaining entry-level employment.

State of Black Oregon 2015 "tells the story of Black Oregonians through the lens of childhood and youth, adulthood and community, using data, analysis and storytelling." Compiled annually by the Urban League of Portland. 

What is White Supremacy? by Elizabeth Martinez defines and gives historical context to the systemic and institutional nature of racism in the United States.