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.

Resources

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Many of these resources were assembled from a list published by Afar magazine.

If you uphold Mines DI&A values and want to state your commitment as an advocate for racial equity and anti-racism, add your pledge. With Mines’ DI&A commitment to a shared responsibility, we encourage you to join the discussion and share your ideas for social change on the dedicated Teams channel.

 

Resources Compiled by Mines Multicultural Engineering Program Student Leaders 

Books
Movies
  • 13th (Ava DuVernay)
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)
  • 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)

Support Resources for African American & Black Communities 

Recent events, 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:

Orediggers for Equity

Help the Mines community continue to learn and take action regarding diversity and racism on campus.

Tell us about a resource you’ve found insightful, or share a story about how your team, class, department or organization is discussing and addressing issues related to diversity or racism.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and what you’ve been working on so we can share with the Mines campus and encourage others to take these necessary steps as we climb together.

Not sure where to start? Check out our evolving list of racial equity resources.

Submissions from Mines Community Members 

Learning through podcasts

An individual in the Applied Math and Statistics Department talks about the importance on being informed and having those hard discussions.

Woke Wednesdays with Admissions

The Mines Admissions team hosts Woke Wednesdays to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion topics, especially relating to recruitment.