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Ferguson, MO | Background & Contexts

Getting Started

Looking to do some background reading on these complicated, controversial issues? Points of View can be a great place to start. It includes essays outlining the different perspectives and a Guide to Critical Analysis that puts everything in context. Each article includes suggestions for further reading. See the list below for some of the topics covered.

TED Talks: Social Change

Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

TED: Ideas worth spreading

@ the Library

These are just a selection from the Library's collection. A complete list of related titles can be found in our Ferguson Materials Featured List.


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