Anti-Racist Educational Resources
The IDEA Graduate Committee has compiled a list of educational resources aimed at expanding the Biology Department’s exposure to the variety of human experience. We believe that knowledge and understanding of those different than ourselves are important tools in creating an anti-racist society. These lists are created to mirror those lists focusing on the Black experience that were circulating in June and July 2020. However, please remember no group is a monolith! There exists tremendous diversity *within* each of these groups. There exists also intersectionality between each of these groups. As such, these lists are not meant to be comprehensive—for that would be essentially impossible. They are not even meant to be a primer: our goal is simply to provide a stepping stone.
Given that race does not have a biological basis and is instead a social construct, the groups we have focused on are closer to broad cultural groups. Resources are generally grouped into “shorter reads”, “books”, “listen” and “watch”. We have aimed to gather resources that have been recommended by members belonging to each group. That being said, if you identify with one of these groups and have suggestions on additions or changes, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our anonymous comment form.
We aim to expand these lists in the near future to include articles on each group’s experience within academia, scientific research, and education.
- Black Resources
- Native Resources
- Latinx Resources
- SWANA Resources
- South Asian Resources
- South East Asia & Pacific Islander Resources
- East Asian Resources
- Muslim Resources
- Jewish Resources
Some extramural anti-racism resources to check out:
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- Anti-Racism Project
- Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow)
- Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources
- Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism
- Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac
- Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits
- “Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie
- Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials