Advocate for Racial Equity Resources
We ask all of the Mines community to commit to learning more about unconscious bias. Find your own way to take meaningful action towards being an advocate, ally and anti-racist. The following resources are great to start the learning process.
Books from the 2022 Celebration of DI&A at Mines
- A glossary: Racial Equity Tools
- Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay-Chances Are They’re Not by Danielle Cadet
- Why You Need to Stop Saying “All Lives Matter”
- For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies by Courtney Ariel or Anti-racist future together by Jordan Brooks
- How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
- Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
- Recommendations for Academic Institutions to become Anti-Racist by Black Engineering Faculty
- Teaching Race, Racism, and Racial Justice: Pedagogical Principles and Classroom Strategies for Course Instructors, by M. Brielle Harbin, Amie Thurber, and Joe Bandy. Race and Pedagogy Journal (2019).
- Barriers and Strategies by White Faculty Who Incorporate Anti-Racist Pedagogy, by Jennifer Akamine Phillips, Nate Risdon, Matthew Lamsma, Angelica Hambrick, and Alexander Jun. Race and Pedagogy Journal (2019).
- Race Matters, by David J. Asai. Cell (May 2020). This commentary looks at why students of color leave science at high rates and why it’s important to change the culture of science.
- Pedagogies of Care: Open Resources for Student-Centered and Adaptive Strategies in the New Higher-Ed Landscape contains material on teaching about race and racism (2020).
- “Want to Reach All of Your Students? Here’s How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive, by Viji Sathy and Kelly A. Hogan. Chronicle Advice Guide (2019).
- “How to Hold a Better Class Discussion,” by Jay Howard. Chronicle Advice Guide (2019).
- Antiracist Pedagogy Reading List, compiled by Andrea Aebersold, director of faculty instructional development in the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation at the University of California at Irvine.
- Jamiella Brooks has begun a list to highlight the accomplishments of educational developers who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color.
- There are books for kids on #ownvoices.
- There are resources on culture, ethnicity, and race at the Arthur Lakes Library
- A compilation of resources and learning presented by Black in Engineering
- The Impacts of Racism and Bias on Black People Pursuing Careers in Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Proceedings of a Workshop
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Anegla Davis
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
- And Still I Rise: A Book of Poems by Maya Angelou
- Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by Bell Hooks
- Young, Gifted and Black: Promoting High Achievement among African-American Students (by Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa Hilliard III)
- Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King
- Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes From a White Professor, by Cyndi Kernahan (2019).
- Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism, by Stephen D. Brookfield (2018).
- 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
- American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
- The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Amazon Prime
- Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
- Dominos of racial injustice and police brutality (Trevor Noah) — Youtube
- Talking to kids about racism in the media (Dr. Kira Banks) — Youtube
- Racism has a cost for everyone (Heather C. McGhee) — Youtube
- Equity is not the same as equality: how 21st century leaders can engage antiracism in their organization (Northwestern Kellogg) — Webinar
- Black Engineering Faculty Speak – We Rise (Black faculty from various institutions across the country) — Youtube
- Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (Emmanuel Acho)
- Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy Part II
- BlacKKKlansman (Spike Lee)
- Get Out (Jordan Peele)
- Detroit (Kathryn Bigelow)
- Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
- School Daze (Spike Lee)
- Dear White People (Justin Simien)
- Freedom Riders (Stanley Nelson Jr.)
- Selma (Ava DuVernay)
- Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi)
- Love & Basketball (Gina Prince-Bythewood)
- LA 92 (Daniel Lindsay & T.J. Martin)
- Sign the petition Black Lives Matter
- Support Denver’s Black-owned businesses
- Join Mines Parenting for Equity accountability group
- Start discussions about race and equity; use one of Mines DI&A Inclusion Icebreakers to start your next meeting or class.
- Leading white accountability spaces (3-week course) with Dr. Kathy Obear
- Amplify the contributions of African Americans and Black individuals on social media by using or following #amplifymelanatedvoices
- Call or write your local or state representatives. Make sure you’re registered to vote.
- Donate to Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Donate to Black Visions Collective
- Support protestors, donate to The Bail Project
- Donate to Taking Action through Solidarity
- Donate to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Donate to Unicorn Riot
- Donate to Know Your Rights Camp
- Are you a campus leader or involved in your department or unit’s DI&A Implementation plan? Add a commitment to support racial equity to your plan.
- Contribute an idea, or start an accountability group on the Mines DI&A dedicated Teams channel
Many of these resources were assembled from a list published by Afar magazine.
Support Resources for African American & Black Communities
The murder of George Floyd, and those that preceded, have been especially distressing for those who identify as African American or Black. We have worked with members of the Black Mines Community Alliance (MCA) to identify resources to help process this trauma:
- Mental Health America
- Black Girls Smile resources
- Black virtual therapist network: BEAM
- Black Lives Matter: Black and BIPOC mental health resources
- Black Mines Community Alliance– join as a general member, advocate or leader
- Google Doc Therapy Resources by Gladys
- Colorado Providers of Color
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- Better Help
- Our Mental Health Minute
- The Safe Place App – Mental Health app geared toward the Black community
- Liberate – Meditation app for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
- THRIVE Lifeline