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The Challenges, Experiences, and Movements of BIPOC: Support The Good Trouble!

The Challenges, Experiences, and Movements of BIPOC: Support The Good Trouble!

The murder of George Floyd woke not only the people of the United States, but the entire world.  Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) have endured severe challenges and experiences on a daily basis, as if they are not humans. Some became leaders of movements with many participants, and endured beatings, water hosing, dog bites, jailed and even death aspiring for equal treatment.  There is only one race, the human race and all humans should be treated equally. As the late John Lewis stated “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up.  You have to say something, you have to do something.  Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America”.

American Indian Movement (Dictionary of American History(Vol. 1. 3rd ed.)

AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT (AIM), an activist organization that came to national prominence in he 1970s, emerged during July 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in response to police brutality committed against urban Indians in the Twin Cities.  Read More.

Discrimination (Encyclopedia of Social Psychology - Vol. 1. )

Discrimination is the phenomenon of treating a person differently from other persons based on group membership and an individual's possession of certain characteristics such as age, class, gender, race, religion, and sexuality...Read More.

Prejudice (New Dictionary of the History of Ideas - Vol. 5. )

The concept of prejudice emerged during the early twentieth century and soon became the most prominent social scientific and lay concept to describe antipathy for others based on their social group or category membership...  Read More.

Racial Equality (New Dictionary of the History of Ideas - Vol. 2. )

Racial equality is the belief that individuals, regardless of their racial characteristics, are morally, politically, and legally equal and should be treated as such. Furthermore, it is the belief that different racial groups, as groups, are equal, with none being inherently superior or inferior in intelligence, virtue, or beauty.  Read More.

Racial Groups (Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity - Vol. 2. )

Even if from a medical and biological point of view, all of humankind belongs to one race, namely the human race (as the UNESCO Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice [1978] emphasized), all human beings belong to a single species and are descended from a common stock.  Read More.

Racial, National Origin, and Religion Profiling (Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues - Vol. 2)

Racial profiling has eclipsed most other criticisms of the police-minority and immigrant relationship and has emerged as perhaps the most controversial social issue in that area. Singling out an individual on the basis of race or national ... Read More.

Redlining (Dictionary of American History - Vol. 7.)

REDLINING is discrimination against people trying to buy homes, finance businesses, or obtain bank services in minority neighborhoods. The term comes from banks allegedly drawing red lines on maps in the early 1970s to mark neighborhoods ... Read More.

Welcome to the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library!

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This guide provides access to online resources to draw attention to the challenges, struggles, experiences, and movements of BIPOC. Hope this will help to support call for long overdue changes for equality. If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns please contact me at

One Race: Human Race

Human faces of different race

Source: RawPixel

  • We may have different religions, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race - Kofi Annan.
  • The concept of race - particularly that one group of humans is superior over another based on skin color - is a myth that must be destroyed. We have been myth-led for 500 years in this country. It's time to recognize the myth, it's time to insist that educators recognize the myth, teach about the myth, but teach the truth, that there's only one race: It's the human race Jane Elliott.
  • There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race - scientifically, anthropologically -Toni Morrison.
  • I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and that we are all members of it -Margaret Atwood.

Kanopy: Streaming Media

More Than a Word: Native American-Based Sports Mascots
The Uncomfortable Truth The History of Racism in America
Racism On Campus.
Stolen Education - The Legacy of Hispanic Racism in Schools.
The Talk: Race in America
Vincent Who? - The Murder of a Chinese-American Man.
White Like Me - Race, Racism & White Privilege in America.


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