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Black Lives Matter: Home


Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for Black Lives Matter Movement related research topics.  Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.



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Search Terms

  • Black Lives Matter Movement

  • Racism in the US in the 21st Century

  • White Privilege

  • Race relations

  • Police Brutality

  • Racial profiling

  • Income inequality

  • Prison reform

  • Racism in the Media

  • Race relations in America

  • Urban development and white flight

  • Black power

  • Black America

  • Social justice

  • Institutional racism

  • Systemic oppression

  • Civil liberties

  • Black Women in Black communities, in the media, in America

  • Racism on College Campuses

  • LGBT in the black community

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