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Systemic Racism and Academia


Systemic Racism and Academia

Resources for and by Texas A&M Faculty

The following Texas A&M sites offer relevant information and updates for faculty:

Anti-racism LibGuide (created by the Texas A&M University Libraries)

Difficult Dialogues Project Resources (created by Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian, Texas A&M Department of Communication)

Fighting Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism Resource Page (created by Texas A&M's Office for Diversity)

Resources for Teaching Race (created by Dr. Crystal Dozier, a former A&M  Anthropology PhD student)

Requests for Change at Texas A&M 


The Black Leaders on Campus (BLOC) have issued a list of demands. 

Texas A&M students have also created 20 Ways for Texas A&M to Fearlessly Confront Racism in 2020. 

Selected Readings about Systemic Racism in the Academia

Bas Hofstra, Vivek V. Kulkarni, Sebastian Munoz-Najar Galvez, Bryan He, Dan Jurafsky, and Daniel A. McFarland, "The Diversity–Innovation Paradox in Science"Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (April 28 2020)

Chayla Haynes & Kevin J. Bazner, "A Message for Faculty from the Present-day Movement for Black Lives" International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (September 19 2019)

Dr. Chanda Prescod- Weinstein, "The Rules of the Diversity and Inclusion Racket" The Riveter (October 25 2019)

Faye Z. Belgrave, Melanie P. Moore & Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn​, "Barriers and Assets to External Funding for African American Faculty" International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (September 10 2019)

 Jeanette Haynes Writer & Dwight C. Watson, "Recruitment and Retention: An Institutional Imperative Told through the Storied Lenses of Faculty of Color" The Journal of the Professoriate (September 01 2019)

Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby, Oriana T. Johnson, Callie Womble Edwards, Whitney N. McCoy & Angela M. White, "African American Professionals in Higher Education: Experiencing and Coping with Racial Microaggressions" Race Ethnicity and Education (February 27 2019)

Kevin V. Collymore, "Colleges Must Confront Structural Racism" The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 01 2020)

Krishni Metivier, "Envisioning Higher Education as Antiracist" Inside Higher Ed (July 02 2020)

Luis Ponjuán & Susana Hernández, "Different Yet Similar: The Educational Experiences of Latinx Male Students at Texas PWI, HSI, and HBCU Institutions" Journal of Hispanic Higher Education (January 08 2020)

The University of Minnesota Press's Reading for Racial Justice: An Open Access Collection 

Tsedale M. Melaku and Angie Beeman, "Academia Isn’t a Safe Haven for Conversations About Race and Racism" Harvard Business Review (June 25 2020)

Virginia Gewin, "The time tax put on scientists of colour"Nature  (June 24 2020)

Relevant Twitter Hashtags

#Strike4BlackLives  (Particles for Justice)

Guidance for Addressing Systemic Racism in Academia

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness founded by Pearis L. Bellamy, M.S., & Della V. Mosley, Ph.D.

Becoming an Anti-Racist produced by Elena Dominguez, Angeline Dukes & Autumn Ivy, PhD, MD

RACE: A Teacher's Guide produced by Pamela Ashmore, Ph.D., Micaela di Leonardo, Ph.D., Michelle Farrell, Susan Hangen, Ph.D., Donna Hart, Ph.D., John Hartigan, Jr., Ph.D., Thomas C. Holt, Ph.D., Richard L. Jantz, Ph.D., S. Agnes Lee, Ph.D., Simon J. Craddock Lee, Ph.D., Jeffrey Long, Ph.D., Ian Haney López, J.D., William C. McGaghie, Ph.D., Mica Pollock, Ph.D, Kimberly Eison Simmons, Ph.D., Audrey Smedley, Ph.D., Yasuko Takezawa, Ph.D., & Eric C. Thompson, Ph.D.

Racial Equity in Science Slack Group

Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves 

The Program On Intergroup Relations at University of Michigan's Developing Community Guidelines

The MSW@USC Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege

White Fragility and Feedback produced by Robin DiAngelo 

White Noise Collective founded by Zara Zimbardo, & Levana Saxon