Social justice resources

Social workers as super-heroes

Inspiring TED talk by social worker Anna Scheyett.

Homecoming King

2017 Netflix comedy special with comedian Hasan Minhaj. Addresses a number of social justice issues, including immigration and religious oppression.

Patriot Act

Netflix show by comedian Hasan Minhaj, who addresses social justice issues. A student recommended the episode on affirmative action.

I just sued the school system!!!

Short youtube video by Prince Ea featuring a creative “trial” of the US educational system

Test yourself for hidden bias

Participate in (or read about) a test developed by Harvard researchers to measure unconscious bias.

Examples of sexism from the 2016 US presidential debates

News video of debate highlights from The Guardian (4:41). Some examples of sexism: 0:00–0:31, 3:25-4:05, 4:21-4:41.

Busted: America’s Poverty Myths

A 5-part series by On the Media about poverty and classism in the US.

“Working” Then and Now

NPR series about work, based on Studs Terkel’s famous narrative project. Example episode: Terkel interviews “token” female ad executive (3:48; interview starts at 0:47).

The State of Things

WUNC (Chapel Hill, NC) radio show that often examines social-justice issues: “We bring the issues, personalities, and places of North Carolina to you. We are a...

In the Thick

“The Futuro Media Group presents a new political podcast where journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning...

Democracy Now

“A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez… access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media…”...

Code Switch

“Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get…stuck? Code Switch can help. We’re all journalists of color, and this...

The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail

4-minute video about the “war on drugs,” narrated by Jay-Z, with artwork by Molly Crabapple.


Netflix documentary: “Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled...

Dear White People

Netflix series: “A campus culture war between blacks and whites at a predominantly white school comes to a head when the staff of a humor...