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This gateway course in the Diversity and Social Justice Program provides a foundation in social justice education. Students will examine the social construction of identity, power, privilege, and structural inequalities, along with their consequences. Attention will also be given to past and present efforts to resist injustice and invoke social change.

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CQ Researcher topics include...

  • Corporate D&I (Diversity & Inclusion)
  • Systemic Racism
  • Native American Rights
  • Hate Crimes
  • Monument Protests
  • Affirmative Action & College Admissions
  • Inequality in America
  • Future of the Middle Class
  • Economic Clustering
  • Food Security
  • Affordable Housing Shortage
  • Wealth & Inequality in America
  • The Gender Pay Gap
  • Women in the Workplace
  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • The Equal Rights Amendment
  • Transgender Rights
  • Muslims in America
  • Anti-Semintism
  • Religious Freedom
  • Religion & the Law
  • Special Education
  • Social Security

This is just a sample of topics available through the CCC Library databases.

eBooks Available through the CCC Library

Books Available at the CCC Library

Useful Resources including Streaming Video Available through the CCC Library

Black Freedom Struggles in the United States

The Black Freedom Struggle website includes more than 2,000 documents curated around six crucial phases of the U.S. Black freedom struggle: resistance to slavery by enslaved persons and the abolitionist movement of the 19th century, the end of slavery during the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era, the fight against Jim Crow segregation, the New Deal and World War II, the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement from 1946-1975, and the contemporary Black experience since 1976.

Lawyers Fight for Social Justice (Video Segment)

The lawyers from Legal Services strive to create equal access to the law.

P.S. I Can't Breathe (Video Segment)

This program provides a raw, uncensored glimpse into the Millions March NYC immediately AFTER a grand jury deliberated to not indict the officer responsible for Eric Garner's death.

Free Speech Is Threatened on Campus: A Debate (Video Segment)

Protests have erupted on university campuses across the country. College students are speaking out against racism, bigotry, and offensive language, which, they claim, fosters an unwelcoming, sometimes hostile, learning environment. Opponents, however, charge that their demands have gone too far, creating an atmosphere of intolerance that limits intellectual discourse and silences unpopular points of view. Are the protesters on campus fighting injustice or threatening free speech?

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (Video Segment)

On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a vibrant 28-year-old African American from Chicago, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. After three days in custody, she was found hanging from a noose in her cell. Bland’s death was quickly ruled a suicide, sparking allegations of a murder and cover-up, and turning her case and name into a rallying cry nationwide.