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Race in the United States

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Race in the United States.

Background Information

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.