Resources to Support Social Justice

This is not an exhaustive list, and we encourage everyone to decide the best way they can be informed, educated, and take action.

Resources to Support Social Justice


“White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism” by Robin DiAngelo

“How to be an Antiracist”  by Ibram X. Kendi

“The Fire this Time: A New Generation speaks about race”  Edited by Jesmyn Ward

Can We Talk about Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation by Beverly Tatum and Theresa Perry

Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God by Kelly Brown Douglas

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack

Books to Teach White Children and Teens How to Undo Racism and White Supremacy from Charis Books & More

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum Ph.D.

White Rage: The unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, Ph.D.

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults

31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

White Out: Understanding White Privilege and Dominance in the Modern Age by C. Collins and A. Jun

Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity by Ann Arnett Ferguson

Learning in a Burning House: Educational inequality, ideology, and (dis)integration by Douglas Horsford

Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street by Matt Taibbi


“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists

”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)

The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine

The Combahee River Collective Statement

“The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD

“Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?”

”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh

“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)

Justice in June

Being Antiracist

Learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement

Police Brutality and Black Health: Setting the Agenda for Public Health Scholars

The Nobel Acceptance Speech delivered by Elie Wiesel

How Moral Leaders Approach Neutrality

Eliminating Barriers to Racial Equity

The Case for Reparations

Extensive Data Shows the Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

Why the policing problem isn’t about “a few bad apples”

7 Anti-Racist Books Recommended by Educators and Activists

The five conversations credible leaders must have in this moment.

The racial politics of STEM education in the USA: interrogations and explorations

How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race | NPR

Teaching Your Child About Black History Month | PBS

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good

5 Podcasts to Listen to If You Really Want to Know about Race in America.

A Talk to Teachers

Burning Brown to the Ground

Shenequa Golding: “Maintaining Professionalism In The Age of Black Death Is….A Lot”

Implicit Bias Project

29 Movies, Shows, and Documentaries to Watch to Educate Yourself on Racial Injustice

Police Unions And Police Violence

The Minnesota Paradox

Scholarly Articles

Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan: “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination,” The American Economic Review, Vol. 94, No. 4, Sep., 2004, pgs. 991-1013.

Deva Pager: “The Mark of a Criminal Record,” American Journal of Sociology Vol. 108, No. 5, March 2003, pgs. 937–75.

The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in America

Just What is Critical Race Theory and What’s It Doing in a Nice Field Like Education?


What is Race to You?

Systemic Racism

“The Talk”


One perspective on why Black people are Protesting, Rioting, Looting

Dr. Platt’s BMES talk

Yale Talk

Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)

Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility’ (1:23:30)

“How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)

Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility’

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, May 29, 2020: George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper


13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent

Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

King In The Wilderness  — HBO

See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free

When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Xfinity Cable has a Black Voices. Black Stories section which has various movies, series, documentaries, etc.

The Best of Enemies – Showtime


The Diversity Gap Podcast
Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’

Fare of the Free Child podcast

Integrated Schools podcast episode “Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey”

1619 (New York Times)

About Race

Code Switch (NPR)

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Seeing White

Revisionist History “Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment,” Season 2, episode 15

Gladwell: “State v Johnson” (Malcom Gladwell, Revisionist History, S2 E19)

TED Talks

Racism and how to eliminate it.

 “We need to talk about an injustice”

“How to Deconstruct Racism”

“Color blind or color brave?”


George Floyd: America’s racial inequality in numbers

Mapping Police Violence

The COVID Tracking Project

What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?

Status and trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups

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

The [White] Shift on Instagram

“Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie

Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials

Organizations to follow on social media

Antiracism Center: Twitter

Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Families Belong Together: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Justice League NYC: Twitter | Instagram + Gathering For Justice: Twitter | Instagram

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Movement For Black Lives (M4BL): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Muslim Girl: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

National Domestic Workers Alliance: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Healing resources for traumatized groups

The road to resilience-American Psychological Association

Nine online therapy programs

Liberate Meditation App for BIPOC

Gratitude journal templates

Mindfulness tips

Campus Resources

African-American Student Union

Black Graduate Student Association

Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers

Black Student Recruitment Team

CoE Center for Engineering Education and Diversity

OMED: Educational Services

Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



Places to Visit

King Center: The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Additional resources and statements, a campaign to bring immediate change to police departments, provides specific policy initiatives and changes in standard operating procedures to combat police brutality.

AAAS CEO Statement on #ShutDownSTEM and Black Lives Matter.

Mya Roberson, UNC PhD student, make six specific suggestions for how you can support black students and academics:

The Conscious Kid: follow them on Instagram and consider signing up for their Patreon

STEM Higher Education Researchers of Color – Selected Articles

Alaine Allen (Website)

  • Allen, A., Ball, M., Delale-O’Connor, L., Iriti, J., Legg, A. S., Boone, D., & Gonda, R. (2020). NSF INCLUDES: Leveraging Precollege STEM Programs for Broadening Participation in Undergraduate STEM.

Lorenzo Baber (Website)

  • Baber, L. D. (2015). Considering the interest-convergence dilemma in STEM education. The Review of Higher Education38(2), 251-270.
  • Baber, L. D. (2012). A qualitative inquiry on the multidimensional racial development among first-year African American college students attending a predominately White institution. The Journal of Negro Education81(1), 67-81.
  • Baber, L. D., Pifer, M. J., Colbeck, C., & Furman, T. (2010). Increasing diversity in the geosciences: Recruitment programs and student self-efficacy. Journal of Geoscience Education58(1), 32-42.

Sharon Fries-Britt (Website)

Ericka Bullock (Website)

  • Bullock, E. C., & Meiners, E. R. (2019) Abolition by the numbers: Mathematics as a tool for building and dismantling the carceral state (and building alternatives) Theory into Practice, 58(4), 338-346.
  • Bullock, E. C. (2019) Mathematics curriculum reform as racial remediation: A historical counterstory: Critical race theory in mathematics education, 75–97. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Bullock, E. C. (2018) Intersectional Analysis in Critical Mathematics Education Research: A Response to Figure Hiding Review of Research in Education, 42(1), 122-145.
  • Bullock, E. C. (2017) Only STEM Can Save Us? Examining Race, Place, and STEM Education as Property Educational Studies, 53(6), 628-641.

Joy Buolamwini (Website)

  • Raji, I. D., Gebru, T., Mitchell, M., Buolamwini, J., Lee, J., & Denton, E. (2020, February). Saving face: Investigating the ethical concerns of facial recognition auditing. In Proceedings of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society(pp. 145-151).
  • Raji, I. D., & Buolamwini, J. (2019, January). Actionable auditing: Investigating the impact of publicly naming biased performance results of commercial ai products. In Proceedings of the 2019 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society(pp. 429-435).
  • Buolamwini, J., & Gebru, T. (2018, January). Gender shades: Intersectional accuracy disparities in commercial gender classification. In Conference on fairness, accountability and transparency(pp. 77-91). PMLR.

LaVar J. Charleston (Website)

  • Charleston, L. J., George, P. L., Jackson, J. F., Berhanu, J., & Amechi, M. H. (2014). Navigating underrepresented STEM spaces: Experiences of Black women in US computing science higher education programs who actualize success. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education7(3), 166–176.
  • Charleston, L. J., Adserias, R. P., Lang, N. M., & Jackson, J. F. (2014). Intersectionality and STEM: The role of race and gender in the academic pursuits of African American women in STEM. Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice2(3), 273-293.

Brooke Coley (Website)

Monica Cox (Website)

  • Besterfield‐Sacre, M., Cox, M. F., Borrego, M., Beddoes, K., & Zhu, J. (2014). Changing engineering education: Views of US faculty, chairs, and deans. Journal of Engineering Education103(2), 193-219.
  • Ahn, B., Cox, M. F., London, J., Cekic, O., & Zhu, J. (2014). Creating an instrument to measure leadership, change, and synthesis in engineering undergraduates. Journal of Engineering Education103(1), 115-136.
  • Smith, K. A., Douglas, T. C., & Cox, M. F. (2009). Supportive teaching and learning strategies in STEM education. New Directions for Teaching and Learning2009(117), 19-32.
  • Cox, M. F., Hahn, J., McNeill, N., Cekic, O., Zhu, J., & London, J. (2011). Enhancing the quality of engineering graduate teaching assistants through multidimensional feedback. Advances in Engineering Education2(3), n3.

Kelly Cross (Website)

  • Cross, K. J., Clancy, K. B., Mendenhall, R., Imoukhuede, P., & Amos, J. R. (2017, June). The double bind of race and gender: A look into the experiences of women of color in engineering. In Proceedings–American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (ASEE), Columbus, OH. June 24-28, 2017.
  • Cross, K. J., & Cutler, S. (2017). Engineering faculty perceptions of diversity in the classroom. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2017-June.
  • Lee, W. C., & Cross, K. J. (2013, June), Help Me Help You: Building a Support Network for Minority Engineering Students Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2—19670

Julius Davis (Website)

Lola Eniola-Adefeso (Website)

  • Onyskiw, P. J., & Eniola-Adefeso, O. (2013). Effect of PEGylation on ligand-based targeting of drug carriers to the vascular wall in blood flow. Langmuir29(35), 11127-11134.
  • Huang, R. B., Gonzalez, A. L., & Eniola‐Adefeso, O. (2013). Laminar shear stress elicit distinct endothelial cell e‐selectin expression pattern via TNFα and IL‐1β activation. Biotechnology and bioengineering110(3), 999-1003.
  • Charoenphol, P., Onyskiw, P. J., Carrasco-Teja, M., & Eniola-Adefeso, O. (2012). Particle-cell dynamics in human blood flow: implications for vascular-targeted drug delivery. Journal of biomechanics45(16), 2822-2828.

Devin Guillory (Website)

Timnit Gebru (Website)

  • Mitchell, M., Wu, S., Zaldivar, A., Barnes, P., Vasserman, L., Hutchinson, B., … & Gebru, T. (2019, January). Model cards for model reporting. In Proceedings of the conference on fairness, accountability, and transparency(pp. 220-229).
  • Gebru, T., Morgenstern, J., Vecchione, B., Vaughan, J. W., Wallach, H., Daumé III, H., & Crawford, K. (2018). Datasheets for datasets. arXiv preprint arXiv:1803.09010.
  • Gebru, T., Krause, J., Wang, Y., Chen, D., Deng, J., Aiden, E. L., & Fei-Fei, L. (2017). Using deep learning and Google Street View to estimate the demographic makeup of neighborhoods across the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114(50), 13108-13113.

Shaun Harper (Website)

  • Harper, S. R. (2010). An anti‐deficit achievement framework for research on students of color in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research2010(148), 63-74.
  • Harper, S. R., Smith, E. J., & Davis III, C. H. (2018). A critical race case analysis of Black undergraduate student success at an urban university. Urban Education, 53(1), 3-25.
  • Harper, S. R. (2012). Race without racism: How higher education researchers minimize racist institutional norms. Review of Higher Education: Journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, 36(Suppl 1), 9–29.

James Holly (Website)

Chris Jett (Website)

  • Jett, C. C. (2020). The Qualms and Quarrels with Online Undergraduate Mathematics: The Experiences of African American Male STEM Majors. Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 1-11.
  • Jett, C. C. (2019). Mathematical persistence among four African American male graduate students: A critical race analysis of their experiences. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education50(3), 311-340.
  • Jett, C. C. (2013). HBCUs propel African American male mathematics majors. Journal of African American Studies17(2), 189-205.

Nicole Joseph (Website)

  • Joseph, N. M., Hailu, M., & Boston, D. (2017). Black women’s and girls’ persistence in the P–20 mathematics pipeline: Two decades of children, youth, and adult education research. Review of Research in Education41(1), 203-227.
  • Joseph, N. M., Hailu, M. F., & Matthews, J. S. (2019). Normalizing Black girls’ humanity in mathematics classrooms. Harvard Educational Review89(1), 132-155.
  • Thomas, J. O., Joseph, N., Williams, A., & Burge, J. (2018, February). Speaking truth to power: Exploring the intersectional experiences of Black women in computing. In 2018 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT)(pp. 1-8). IEEE.

Luis Leyva (Website)

  • Leyva, L. A. (2017). Unpacking the male superiority myth and masculinization of mathematics at the intersections: A review of research on gender in mathematics education. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education48(4), 397-433.
  • Battey, D., & Leyva, L. A. (2016). A Framework for Understanding Whiteness in Mathematics Education. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education9(2), 49-80.
  • Leyva, L. A. (2016). An Intersectional Analysis of Latin@ College Women’s Counter-Stories in Mathematics. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education9(2), 81-121.

Leroy Long III (Website)

  • Long III, L. L. (2020). Toward an antiracist engineering classroom for 2020 and beyond: A starter kit. Journal of Engineering Education, 109(4), 636-639.
  • Long III, L., & Mejia, J. A. (2016). Conversations about diversity: Institutional barriers for underrepresented engineering students. Journal of Engineering105(2), 211.
  • Strayhorn, T. L., Long III, L., Kitchen, J. A., Williams, M. S., & Stenz, M. E. (2013). Academic and social barriers to Black and Latino male collegians’ success in engineering and related STEM fields. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.

Joyce Main (Website)

  • Main, J. B., Johnson, B. N., & Wang, Y. (2020). Gatekeepers of Engineering Workforce Diversity? The Academic and Employment Returns to Student Participation in Voluntary Cooperative Education Programs. Research in Higher Education, 1-30.
  • Main, J. B., & Schimpf, C. (2017). The underrepresentation of women in computing fields: A synthesis of literature using a life course perspective. IEEE Transactions on Education60(4), 296-304.
  • Main, J. B. (2014). Gender homophily, Ph. D. completion, and time to degree in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The Review of Higher Education37(3), 349-375

Danny Martin (Website)

Monica Miles (Website)

  • Miles, M. L., Buenrostro, P. M., Marshall, S. A., Adams, M., & McGee, E. O. (2019). Cultivating racial solidarity among mathematics education scholars of color to resist white supremacy. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy10(2).
  • Ridgeway, M. L., & McGee, E. O. (2018). Black mathematics educators: Researching toward racial emancipation of Black students. The Urban Review50(2), 301-322.
  • Ridgeway, M. L., and Randy K. Y. (2018), “Whose banner are we waving? Exploring STEM partnerships for marginalized urban youth.” Cultural Studies of Science Education,13(1), 59-84.

Felicia Moore Mensah (Website)

Terrell R. Morton (Website)

  • Morton, T. R. (2020). A phenomenological and ecological perspective on the influence of undergraduate research experiences on Black women’s persistence in STEM at an HBCU. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.Advance online publication.
  • Ortiz, N. A., Morton, T. R., Miles, M. L., & Roby, R. S. (2019). What about us? Exploring the challenges and sources of support influencing black students’ STEM identity development in postsecondary education. The Journal of Negro Education88(3), 311-326.
  • Morton, T. R., & Parsons, E. C. (2018). # BlackGirlMagic: The identity conceptualization of Black women in undergraduate STEM education. Science Education102(6), 1363-1393.

Jomo Mutegi (Website)

  • Mutegi, J. W., Sorge, B., Fore, G. A., & Gibau, G. S. (2019). A tale of two camps: A mixed methods investigation into racially disparate outcomes in a nanotechnology research experience. Science Education103(6), 1456-1477.
  • Mutegi, J. W. (2013). “Life’s first need is for us to be realistic” and other reasons for examining the sociocultural construction of race in the science performance of African American students. Journal of Research in Science Teaching50(1), 82-103.
  • Mutegi, J. W. (2011). The inadequacies of “Science for All” and the necessity and nature of a socially transformative curriculum approach for African American science education. Journal of Research in Science Teaching48(3), 301-316.

Brian Nord (Website)

  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, 1M2H Collaboration, Dark Energy Camera GW-EM Collaboration, DES Collaboration, DLT40 Collaboration, … & MASTER Collaboration. (2017). A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant. Nature551(7678), 85-88.
  • Albert, A., Anderson, B., Bechtol, K., Drlica-Wagner, A., Meyer, M., Sánchez-Conde, M., … & Wechsler, R. H. (2017). Searching for dark matter annihilation in recently discovered Milky Way satellites with Fermi-LAT. The Astrophysical Journal834(2), 110.
  • Flaugher, B., Diehl, H. T., Honscheid, K., Abbott, T. M. C., Alvarez, O., Angstadt, R., … & DES Collaboration. (2015). The dark energy camera. The Astronomical Journal150(5), 150.

Maria Ong (Website)

  • Ong, M., Smith, J. M., & Ko, L. T. (2018). Counterspaces for women of color in STEM higher education: Marginal and central spaces for persistence and success. Journal of Research in Science Teaching55(2), 206-245.
  • Ong, M., Wright, C., Espinosa, L., & Orfield, G. (2011). Inside the double bind: A synthesis of empirical research on undergraduate and graduate women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Harvard Educational Review81(2), 172-209.
  • Ong, M. (2005). Body projects of young women of color in physics: Intersections of gender, race, and science. Social problems, 52(4), 593-617.

Robert T Palmer (Website)

Terrance Wooten (Website)