Resources & Actions Related to Violence Against Black and Brown People and Racism in Academia
- PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS RESOURCES & ACTIONS RELATED TO VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE, AND RACISM IN ACADEMIA
- PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ A STATEMENT AGAINST VIOLENCE TOWARDS ASIAN AMERICANS BY THE CHANCELLOR AND THE INTERIM SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHANCELLOR FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND HERE TO ACCESS THE CATO COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STATEMENT AGAINST VIOLENCE TOWARDS ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES, WHICH INCLUDES A NUMBER OF HELPFUL RESOURCES FROM THE COLLEGE AND COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)
Statement on Police Violence and Anti-Black Racism From the Association of Black Anthropologisis
Resources from J. Murrey Atkins Library
- Anti-Racist Resource Guide: https://tinyurl.com/antiracistresourceguide
- Anti-Racism Resources (this set is developed specifically for a white audience in mind): bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
- Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages: https://padlet.com/nicolethelibrarian/nbasekqoazt336co
Resources to help BIPOC grad/faculty instructors manage racism in the classroom, from overt statements to subtle expressions and microaggressions from undergrad students.
- Esposito, J. (2014). “Students Should not be Your Friends”: Testimonio by a Latina on Mothering One’s Own, Othermothering, and Mentoring Students in the Academy. Equity & Excellence in Education, 47(3), 273-288.
- Garcia, A. (2005). Counter stories of race and gender: Situating experiences of Latinas in the academy. Latino Studies, 3(2), 261-273.
- Griffin K.A. (2020) “Institutional Barriers, Strategies, and Benefits to Increasing the Representation of Women and Men of Color in the Professoriate.” In: Perna L. (eds) Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Vol 35. Springer, Cham.
- Harley, D. A. (2008). Maids of academe: African American women faculty at predominately white institutions. Journal of African American Studies, 12(1), 19-36.
- Johnson-Bailey, J., & Lee, M. Y. (2005). Women of color in the academy: Where’s our authority in the classroom?. Feminist Teacher, 15(2), 111-122.
- Martinez-Cola, M., with, English, R., Min, J., Peraza, J., Tambah, J., & Yebuah, C. (2018). When pedagogy is painful: Teaching in tumultuous times. Teaching Sociology, 46(2), 97-111.
- McGowan, J. M. (2000). Multicultural teaching: African-American faculty classroom teaching experiences in predominantly White colleges and universities. Multicultural Education, 8(2), 19.
- Perry, G., Moore, H., Edwards, C., Acosta, K., & Frey, C. (2009). Maintaining credibility and authority as an instructor of color in diversity-education classrooms: A qualitative inquiry. The Journal of Higher Education, 80(1), 80-105.
- Pittman, C. (2018). Addressing incivility in the classroom: Effective strategies for faculty at the margins. Difficult Subjects: Insights and Strategies for Teaching About Race, Sexuality, and Gender. Stylus, LLC.
- Pittman, C(2010). Exploring how African American faculty cope with classroom racial stressors. The Journal of Negro Education, 66-78.
- Pittman, C (2010). Race and gender oppression in the classroom: The experiences of women faculty of color with white male students. Teaching Sociology, 38(3), 183-196.
- Stanley, C.A. (2006) Coloring the Academic Landscape: Faculty of Color Breaking the Silence in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities. American Educational Research Journal. 43(4):701-736.
- Stanley, C.A. (2006). Faculty of color: Teaching in predominantly White colleges and universities (Vol. 69). Jossey-Bass.
- Sue, D. W., Rivera, D. P., Watkins, N. L., Kim, R. H., Kim, S., & Williams, C. D. (2011). Racial dialogues: Challenges faculty of color face in the classroom. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(3), 331.
- Responding to Microaggressions with Microresistance: A Framework for Consideration (Ganote, C., Cheung, F., and Souza, T.) Note: scroll down to page 3.
- ‘Teaching is activism’: Professors & TAs of colour discuss race in academia
- ASPIRE: the National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty: https://www.aspirealliance.org/aspire-home
- CIRTL: Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning https://www.cirtl.net/
Resources specific to racism in all aspects of academia, from education, to admissions, to hiring
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)
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.
Study showing that the perceived race and gender of a postdoctoral applicant’s name affects how an otherwise-identical CV is judged.
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.
Discusses the coordinated efforts of far right groups to target Black faculty by weaponizing their institutions’ administrators against them
Some listening suggestions
A bi-weekly podcast, discussing the acknowledgment of Black women’s ideas and intellectual contributions both inside and outside academia.
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 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-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.
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.”
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.”
Learn from the people at the frontlines of the racial justice movement–organizational leaders and community activists–with hosts Chevon and Hiba.
A podcast by The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights. Do you want to effect change and restore our democracy? Listen on!
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.
What does it mean to be white? What is the meaning of “whiteness”? John Biewen grapples with these questions.
Some more online resources
Self-Care Resources for Black People:
- Why Are There So Few Black Physicists? A New Report Describes What Needs to Change
- ThisIsBlackLight: A Curriculum for the Free
- US & Canadian Race and Racism Reading List
- The Rules of the Diversity and Inclusion Racket
- Diversity is a Dangerous Set-Up
- THE TIME IS NOW: AIP Team-up report
- Movement Generation: Just Transition
- Black Students’ Lived Experiences with and Perceptions of Law Enforcement
- Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They’re Anti-White
- What is the plan for including Tamir Rice in #STEM?
- Making Black Women Scientists under White Empiricism: The Racialization of Epistemology in Physics
- National Society of Black Physicists
- African American Women in Physics
- Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde
- Let’s Talk About Racism | ‘I am tired of being a black man in India’
- Why Are Black Women and Girls Still an Afterthought in Our Outrage Over Police Violence?
- The ‘Benefits’ of Black Physics Students
- Lose Your Kin
- How Long Should We Wait?
- Why the Black struggle in Canada has all but been erased
- A Different Kind of Dark Energy: Placing Race and Gender in Physics
- Educational pathways of Black women physicists: Stories of experiencing and overcoming obstacles in life
- How to Talk to Relatives Who Care More About Looting Than Black Lives
- American Studies Association President’s Statement on Black Lives Matter and the Rebellion of 2020