Articles

Nothing to add: A Challenge to White Silence in Racial Discussions
Using whiteness theory as the frame, the authors explicate the common white rationales for silence in discussions of race and challenge each of these rationales from an antiracist framework.

Getting Over Your Fear of Talking About Diversity
This article outlines key strategies for leaders who are afraid of taking a misstep when trying to solve for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their workplaces.

5 Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Workplace
The authors discuss five strategies for creating safe and inclusive workplaces where women of color can achieve their full potential.

Of models and myths: Asian(Americans) in STEM and the neoliberal racial project This paper examines historical and contemporary racializations of Asian(Americans) within the STEM system. The prevailing perception of Asian(Americans) as model minorities masks how their multiple and contradictory positionings in the STEM system perpetuate the neoliberal racial project and reproduce systems of racism and oppression.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" is a 1989 essay written by American feminist scholar Peggy McIntosh. It covers 50 examples, or hidden benefits, from McIntosh's perspective, of the privileges white people can experience in everyday life.

How to Show White Men That Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Need Them
This article examines the importance of showing white men that diversity and inclusion efforts need them and offers an apt analogy for how we can bring more privileged leaders into D&I efforts.

Inclusive Leadership: A Review
This article reviews the literature on inclusive leadership. It surveys those genres of leadership research that are very loosely concerned with issues of inclusion.

The Social Construction of Whiteness: Racism by Intent, Racism by Consequence
This article extends the applicability of sociologies of knowledge (Thomas Theorem, social constructionism) and Gidden’s structuration theory to inform a postmodern analysis of America’s binary racial paradigm.

Paying Attention to White Culture and Privilege: A Missing Link to Advancing Racial Equity
Throughout this article, the authors share their observations of patterns of behavior by whites and people of color as they have experienced them in our racial equity capacity-building work.

As Non-Black POC, We Need to Address Anti-Blackness
This article addresses and sheds light on the many ways anti-Blackness plays out between individuals and within groups of people of color.

Books

An Antiracist Reading List
Ibram X. Kendi offers suggestions on books to help America transcend its racist heritage.

Strategic Diversity Leadership - Damon A. Williams (available online for free through the Stevens S.C.W. Library)
This book presents one of the most complete discussions of the theory, research, and practice of leading diversity-themed change.

How to be An Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
This book will reshape the racial discourse and guide readers on how to participate in building an antiracist society. How to be An Antiracist features a unique blend of memoir, history, social commentary, humor, philosophy, and imaginative fiction.

So You Want To Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
Author Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

Racism Without Racists: Color-blind Racism And The Persistence Of Racial Inequality In America - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva challenges color-blind thinking and explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society.

Video/Films

Tips for Inclusive leadership (TED Series)
Leadership that includes and values everyone is the future of successful business. These talks curated in partnership with Brightline Initiative CEO Ricardo Vargas give great tips on how to be an inclusive leader.

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in U.S. Health Care
At this event, Dayna Bowen Matthew, the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, explores strategies for reducing health disparities.

The Difference Between “Not Racist” and Antiracist
There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs.

Color blind or color brave?
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them
Diversity expert Verna Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

Cracking the Codes: The Systems of Racial Inequity
This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities.

Advice on coping with racism amid protests of police violence after George Floyd’s death
George Floyd’s death is a traumatic experience for Black people all across America and the world. But it’s retraumatizing, too, because Black people deal with racism every day in big and seemingly small ways. We asked community organizers how that manifests itself in their daily lives and in the work that they do.

Podcasts

Code Switch (NPR)
Racism is omnipresent in American society, and until we name it we can’t address it. Code Switch shines a light on the pervasive nature of racism, from language and workplace culture to social norms. First we identify the problems, then we work to dismantle them.

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Intersectionality has become a mainstream buzzword in recent years, but for many, it’s used out of context. Learn from the Black scholar and activist who coined the term about what intersectionality looks like in practice and how to continue the fight for justice for Black women.

STEM-Focused Resources

Start somewhere: Resources on equity and inclusion for STEM and higher education
These recent articles and resources are meant to serve as a starting point for learning about equity, inclusion, diversity, and justice - with a particular focus on addressing systemic anti-Black racism - within STEM and higher education.,/p>

The Science Of Equality, Volume 1: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, And Stereotype Threat In Education And Health Care
This report, released in the fall of 2014, details the social science that can help us understand the day-to-day dynamics of race and how to alter the circumstances that too often culminate in tragedy.

Addressing Racism in STEM Disciplines
Annotated bibliography on helpful texts concerning racism and STEM from Oregon State University

Anti-Racism Resources and Articles for STEM Educators
Compiled by Dr. Kathy Chen, STEM Education Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Racism in Academia — #ShutDownAcademia
#ShutDownAcademia and #ShutDownSTEM is an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics taking action for Black lives. This website provides curated resources for anyone wanting to learn more.

Other Resources

Black Lives Matter: Combatting Racism Research Guide
Created by the Stevens S.C.W Library, this guide is intended is to educate all who want information (mostly ebooks) about systemic racism, and most importantly how to combat and support antiracist struggle and practice in our daily lives, work, and schools.

Harvard Implicit Bias Test
Take an Implicit Association Test through Project Implicit, a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases.

Being Antiracist
To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives. This educational website was created by the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send
Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. Here are common examples and themes to which microaggressions attach.

LinkedIn Learning Courses on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Stevens provides all students, faculty and staff with free access to all of LinkedIn Learning’s courses for professional and leadership development. Learn from nationally recognized diversity experts and complete certifications that can be added to your LinkedIn profile.