Access Resources & Actions Related to State Violence Against Black and Brown People and Racism in Academia

Statement on Police Violence and Anti-Black Racism From the Association of Black Anthropologisis
Self-Care Resources for Black People:
Resources from J. Murrey Atkins Library

This statement comes from the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) at NC State, and is being shared with all graduate students and graduate faculty

This is a copy of an email, sent by Dian D. Squire, Ph.D. (Gender pronouns: he/him/his), Assistant Professor, Counseling-Student Affairs, Northern Arizona University to students at his institution

Numerous Anti-Racism Resources out of Stanford Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement

Below are resources specific to racism in all aspects of academia, from education, to admissions, to hiring:

What Black scientists want from colleagues and their institutions

Responding to Microaggressions in Online Learning Environments During a Pandemic

How Gender and Race Stereotypes Impact the Advancement of Scholars in STEM: Professors' Biased Evaluations of Physics and Biology Post-Doctoral Candidates: Asia Eaton, Jessica F. Saunders, Ryan K. Jacobson and Keon West (2019)

"I was Fed Up": How #BlackInTheIvory Got Started, and What Its Founders Want to See Next

Higher Ed's Toothless Response to the Kiling of George Floyd

The Coming Campus Protests: College leaders will be judged by their actions — not their words

Equity in 2020 Requires More Than Just a Diversity Statement

UC Davis STEM Faculty Resource Guide - For Faculty Starting to Learn about Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Anti Racism

The Time is Now: Systemic Changes to Increase African Americans with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and Astronomy 

Report from the American Institute of Physics TEAM-UP group, culminating in a list of recommendations for individual faculty, departments, or professional societies.

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia edited by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. González, Angela P. Harris

A compilation of 40 stories and studies about the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color.

Invisible Labor by Eric Anthony Grollman 

Column about how faculty of color at Historically White Colleges and Universities often deal with disproportionate amounts of invisible labor, and gives advice on how to minimize this burden.

Does STEM Stand Out? Examining Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Persistence Across Postsecondary Fields - Riegle-Crumb, King, & Irizarry (2019)

National study showing that “Black and Latina/o youth who begin college as STEM majors are more likely to depart than their White peers.”

Is Science for Us? Black Students’ and Parents’ Views of Science and Science Careers - Archer, Dewitt, & Osborne (2015)

Draws on survey data to address “why science careers are less ‘thinkable’ for young black students” and considers implications for science education.

How Gender and Race Stereotypes Impact the Advancement of Scholars in STEM: Professors’ Biased Evaluations of Physics and Biology Post-Doctoral Candidates - Eaton et al. (2019)

Study showing that the perceived race and gender of a postdoctoral applicant’s name affects how an otherwise-identical CV is judged.

Building an Inclusive AAS - The Critical Role of Diversity and Inclusion Training for AAS Council and Astronomy Leadership - Brinkworth et al. (2015)

A paper laying out the case for diversity and inclusion training in professional societies; written for astronomy but much of the content is applicable to other fields.

Dear Administrators: To Protect Your Faculty from Right-Wing Attacks, Follow the Money - Isaac Kamola

Discusses the coordinated efforts of far right groups to target Black faculty by weaponizing their institutions’ administrators against them 

Some listening suggestions:

Cite Black Women Collective Podcast

A bi-weekly podcast, discussing the acknowledgment of Black women’s ideas and intellectual contributions both inside and outside academia.

The Nod

Hosts Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings explore different facets of Black life in the US and abroad. Check out their most recent episode about recent events, “We’ve Been Here Before.”

The Stoop

The Stoop shares “stories from across the Black diaspora.” Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness.

Code Switch (on NPR)

Code-switching is the practice of shifting between languages or forms of expression in different contexts. Hosted by journalists of color, Code Switch explores race and how it impacts every part of society. The most recent episode, “A Decade of Watching Black People Die,” is particularly relevant right now.

About Race

How do we talk (and not talk) about race and everything it entails? The long title of this podcast, which aims to address this question, is "Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race.”

Intersectionality Matters! 

Host Kimberlé Crenshaw (a leading scholar of critical race theory) explores different topics through an intersectional lens. The most recent episodes are part of a series about COVID-19, titled “Under the Blacklight.”

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Learn from the people at the frontlines of the racial justice movement--organizational leaders and community activists--with hosts Chevon and Hiba.

Pod For The Cause 

A podcast by The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights. Do you want to effect change and restore our democracy? Listen on!

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

This weekly podcast, hosted by organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson with one-on-one interviews with special guests, focuses on news, culture, social justice, and politics that impact people of color. 

Seeing White

What does it mean to be white? What is the meaning of “whiteness”? John Biewen grapples with these questions.

Some more online resources