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Systemic Racism

Making Liberty, Justice, and Democracy Real

  • Ruth Thompson-Miller
  • Kimberley Ducey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Social-Science Voice of Systemic Racism Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ruth Thompson-Miller, Kimberley Ducey
      Pages 3-15
    3. Glenn Bracey II, Christopher Chambers, Kristen Lavelle, Jennifer C. Mueller
      Pages 41-75
  3. Systemic Racism and Education

  4. Systemic Racism and the Law

  5. Systemic Racism and the Media

  6. Systemic Racism and Sport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
  7. Systemic Racism in the Global Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Ana S. Q. Liberato, Yanick St. Jean
      Pages 309-332

About this book


This volume identifies some of the remaining gaps in extant theories of systemic racism, and in doing so, illuminates paths forward. The contributors explore topics such as the enduring hyper-criminalization of blackness, the application of the white racial frame, and important counter-frames developed by people of color. They also assess how African Americans and other Americans of color understand the challenges they face in white-dominated environments. Additionally, the book includes analyses of digitally constructed blackness on social media as well as case studies of systemic racism within and beyond U.S. borders. This research is presented in honor of Kimberley Ducey’s and Ruth Thompson-Miller’s teacher, mentor, and friend: Joe R. Feagin.


democracy freedom liberty political science politics racism joe r. feagin us politics black lives matter institutionalized racism racial theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruth Thompson-Miller
    • 1
  • Kimberley Ducey
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DaytonDaytonUSA
  2. 2.University of WinnipegWinnipegCanada

About the editors

Kimberley Ducey is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Winnipeg in Canada and a graduate of Université McGill in Québec, Canada.
Ruth Thompson-Miller is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Dayton, USA, and a graduate of Texas A&M, USA. 

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