List of books related to anti-racism and diversity in education. Availability in print or as eBook with number of users is listed. Single user licenses are not recommended for class use - please contact a librarian for more information.
Some titles pertain to diversity in the classroom rather than anti-racism. Most relate to higher ed - but some k-12 focused materials are also listed. Additionally, at the bottom of the document are 3 subject headings or series that contain more relevant titles to look at.
Statement from the Educational Leadership and Policy department from summer 2020 about the Black Lives Movement. Contains list of networks and communities, teaching materials, book titles, and more. Highly recommend as a starting point.
List of resources - readings and more from #ShutDownAcademia and #ShutDownSTEM. It is an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics taking action for Black lives.
In the United States today, much interpersonal racism is driven by corrupt forms of self-preservation. Drawing from Jean-Jacques Rousseau, I refer to this as self-love racism. The byproduct of socially-induced racial anxieties and perceived threats to one’s physical or social wellbeing, self-love racism is the protective attachment to the racialized dimensions of one’s social status, wealth, privilege, and/or identity. Examples include police officer related shootings of unarmed Black Americans, anti-immigrant sentiment, and the resurgence of unabashed white supremacy. This form of racism is defined less by the introduction of racism into the world and more on the perpetuation of racially unjust socioeconomic and political structures. My theory, therefore, works at the intersection of the interpersonal and structural by offering an account of moral complacency in racist social structures. My goal is to reorient the directionality of philosophical work on racism by questioning the sense of innocence at the core of white ways-of-being.
quote from article: The slogan “Black lives matter” is an ontological, moral, and political exclamation that humanity happens in black. From this point of view, to treat black people as expendable objects that feel no pain and lack reason; to ignore their cries for their children and mothers as their airways are closed and blood flow restricted; or to shoot them multiple times for taking a jog or while sitting in their home, is a crime against humanity. While it might seem odd to need reminding that humanity happens in black, the vociferous criticism of this movement, which takes shape in the counter-slogan “all lives matter,” demonstrates that our nation is unaccustomed to recognizing, and indeed many refuse to acknowledge, humanity in nonwhite terms.
This article written by Philosophy professor Dr. Kimberly Ann Harris was originally published in Philosophy Today : Charlottsville, Vol. 63, No. 2 (Spring 2019): 275-291. Please click "more" to see the author's abstract.
I argue that the key ideas of the movement for Black lives have resonances with Frantz Fanon's ideas
particularly in Black Skin, White Masks. I first demonstrate how the mission to repudiate Black demise
and affirm Black humanity captures Fanon's critique of universal humanism. The fear of the Black body
was central to the testimonies of Darren Wilson, Jeronimo Yanez, and George Zimmerman (the
individuals that shot and killed Mike Brown, Philando Castile, and Trayvon Martin respectively). Fanon
prioritized the role of the body in his account of racism. It is difficult to not see the relevance of
Fanon's analysis when one considers these testimonies. Lastly, I demonstrate how the chants "Black
lives matter," "Hands up, don't shoot," and "I can't breathe" are acknowledgments of the significance
of Black lives and serve as contemporary instances of Fanon's sociodiagnostic approach.