While the concept of race does not have a scientific basis, the effects of racial thinking persist in modern society. Scholars have turned their focus to the study of how racism (prejudice based on the concept of race) affects populations. Use the following sources to learn more about race in America and the political, legal, and social issues surrounding it.
Details events and general topics that deal with race and racism in American history and America today. This encyclopedia pays particular attention to historical significance and the causes and effects of certain events.