Social Justice Resources on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Online Articles and Resources

“The White Space” https://sociology.yale.edu/sites/default/files/pages_from_sre-11_rev5_printer_files.pdf 

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country https://www.self.com/story/black-mental-health-resources

10 Small Steps for Department Chairs to Foster Inclusion https://insidehighered.com/advice/2020/06/05/advice-department-chairs-how-foster-inclusion-among-faculty-opinion 

10 Actions You Can Take to Promote Racial Justice in the Workplace https://www.forbes.com/sites/danabrownlee/2020/06/01/dear-white-people-here-are-10-actions-you-can-take-to-promote-racial-justice-in-the-workplace/#3c15a4fb4a 

#Thisis18 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/11/style/this-is-18.html 

2 Flagship Universities Surveyed the Campus Climate. Here’s What They Found. https://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Flagship-Universities/241678 

#Charlestonsyllabus https://www.aaihs.org/resources/charlestonsyllabus/ 

#METOO #TIMESUP #TBTN SYLLABUS https://www.dickinson.edu/info/20229/women_s_and_gender_resource_center/1858/programs_and_events/4 

Black Lives Matter Syllabus http://www.blacklivesmattersyllabus.com/fall2016/ 

Children’s Books For Parents Who Want To Talk About Racism With Their Kids https://www.sittercity.com/parents/childrens-books-to-educate-about-racism?fbclid=IwAR3PsiDnVNslFcT8-hD0orbmG_8N3bfzoC0mWsweEH0ocjmBSCjcqXQqvME

CNN/Sesame Street racism town hall https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-race-town-hall-app-june-6-2020-app/index.html

Dear White People, This is What We Want You to Do https://insidethekandidish.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/dear-white-people-this-is-what-we-want-you-to-do/?fbclid=IwAR1V6AgxXAvofoeAlJm6xca1xEbSx5qo8dlCarQ-dYXAgVPyDEpPUfxqOsc 

Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting Racism in Schools https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/decolonizing-thanksgiving-a-toolkit-for-combatting-racism-in-schools-5d4e3023a2f8

Discover Resources to Combat Hate https://8449nohate.org/

Former President Barack Obama puts out guidelines to ‘get to work’ amid George Floyd protests https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-barack-obama-puts-guidelines-work-amid-george/story?id=70996007

How America Has Racialized Medicine During Epidemics https://www.citylab.com/environment/2020/04/coronavirus-health-impacts-black-people-mab-segrest-book/609910/ 

How Colleges Use 6-Word Stories About Race as a Teaching Tool https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Use-6-Word/246265

I AM SO TIRED https://odei.umich.edu/2020/05/29/i-am-so-tired/

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus https://daily.jstor.org/institutionalized-racism-a-syllabus/

Intersectionality: A Reading List http://www.blackfeminisms.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Intersectionality-Reading-List.pdf

Lemonade syllabus https://issuu.com/candicebenbow/docs/lemonade_syllabus_2016

Making Class Welcoming for Trans and Gender Non-Binary Students https://d31kydh6n6r5j5.cloudfront.net/uploads/sites/161/2019/08/LTC_Resource_Sheet.pdf

Making people aware of their implicit biases doesn’t usually change minds. But here’s what does work https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/making-people-aware-of-their-implicit-biases-doesnt-usually-change-minds-but-heres-what-does-work 

Passive voice and euphemism in coverage of #KameronPrescott case https://fc2n.com/tag/passive-voice/

Performative Allyship Is Deadly (Here’s What to Do Instead) https://forge.medium.com/performative-allyship-is-deadly-c900645d9f1f

Queer Syllabus https://therumpus.net/sections/queer-syllabus/

Racism Experienced In Childhood Lasts a Lifetime https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged/201907/racism-experienced-in-childhood-lasts-lifetime

Reading List: 10 Must-Read Books for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOBIT2016) https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2016/05/17/reading-list-10-must-read-books-for-international-day-against-homophobia-biphobia-and-transphobia-idahobit2016/

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume https://hbr.org/2016/12/research-how-subtle-class-cues-can-backfire-on-your-resume

Responding to Microaggressions in Online Learning Environments During a Pandemic https://www.academicimpressions.com/blog/microaggressions-online-learning/

Richard Rohr on White Privilege https://sojo.net/articles/richard-rohr-white-privilege

Southern Poverty Law Center releases campus guide to countering ‘alt-right’ https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/08/10/splc-releases-campus-guide-countering-%E2%80%98alt-right%E2%80%99

Stop Asking People Of Color To Explain Racism–Pick Up One Of These Books Instead https://www.scarymommy.com/stop-asking-people-color-explain-racism/?fbclid=IwAR0V6wG5GNzLuw4L15mpd1c8ENaWRslhSAaHt72piaxyzRuckLEgnK5tYwk

Summer Reading for Title IX Investigators 2019 https://i-sight.com/resources/summer-reading-for-title-ix-investigators-2019/

Teaching Race, Racism, and Racial Justice: Pedagogical Principles and Classroom https://issuu.com/candicebenbow/docs/lemonade_syllabus_2016

The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books to Add to Your List https://parade.com/1046031/breabaker/anti-racist-tv-movies-documentaries-ted-talks-books/ 
The Diversity Style Guide https://www.diversitystyleguide.com/

Native Land https://native-land.ca/

The ‘MHP’ Black Feminism Syllabus http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/the-mhp-black-feminism-syllabus

The Thanksgiving Tale We Tell Is a Harmful Lie. As a Native American, I’ve Found a Better Way to Celebrate the Holiday https://time.com/5457183/thanksgiving-native-american-holiday/

Things White People Can Do https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

Trans* Studies in Higher Education Syllabus http://www.annefaustosterling.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Trans-Studies-in-Higher-Education-Syllabus.pdf

What Does BIPOC Stand For? What the Phrase Means and Why It’s So Important https://parade.com/1048520/jessicasager/what-does-bipoc-stand-for/

What Is Juneteenth? https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/ 

What the Racial Data Show: The pandemic seems to be hitting people of color the hardest. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/coronavirus-exposing-our-racial-divides/609526/

When Black Women Go From Office Pet to Office Threat https://zora.medium.com/when-black-women-go-from-office-pet-to-office-threat-83bde710332e

White Fragility: Book Discussion Series https://instr.iastate.libguides.com/c.php?g=869437&p=6240394

White Supremacy in the Workplace https://www.pollenmidwest.org/stories/confronting-white-supremacy-in-the-workplace/

Who Lives in Education Deserts? https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/education-deserts?cid=wsinglestory

Why All Parents Should Talk With Their Kids About Social Identity https://www.npr.org/2019/10/08/767205198/the-things-parents-dont-talk-about-with-their-kids-but-should

Why Passive Voice is Dangerous https://prowritingaid.com/art/861/why-passive-voice-is-dangerous.aspx

Why the ‘Psychological Injury Model’ Will Ultimately Triumph https://www.madinamerica.com/2019/01/psychological-injury-model/

You Can Now Read Metafilter’s Thread On Emotional Labor as an Annotated PDF https://www.themarysue.com/emotional-labor-pdf/

Books

Ancestor

As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Black Ivory: Slavery in the British Empire

Black women’s history of the United States

Blood in My Eye

Breathe: A Letter to My Sons

Brown: Poems

Brutal Imagination: Poems

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

Discourse on Colonialism

Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems

Educational Freedom

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Girl, woman, other
Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II

Heavy: An American Memoir

High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot

How to Be an Antiracist

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying: Essays

Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful

Love with Accountablity: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and

Become a Good

Monument: Poems: New and Selected

My Song: A Memoir

Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk About Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

S O S: Poems 1961–2013

Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems

Sister Outsider

So You Want to Talk About Race

South

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South

The Farming of Bones: A Novel

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America

The Light of the World: A Memoir

The Nickel Boys

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome

The Street

The Tradition

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives

Thick: And Other Essays

Wade in the Water: Poems

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

We’re On: A June Jordan Reader

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Who Fears Death

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Your Silence Will Not Protect You