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Uncovering the hallmarks of anti-racist institutions: Thought leaders we are reading, listening to, and following right now

October 22, 2020


Uncovering the hallmarks of anti-racist institutions: Thought leaders we are reading, listening to, and following right now

Higher education edition

By EAB Expert September 19, 2022 0 minutes

Building anti-racist education institutions requires a commitment to ongoing individual learning and action, and there are countless authors, scholars, and activists leading and guiding conversations about racism and racial justice through their work. Here is a curated list of the resources we are learning from right now for you to read, listen to, follow, and share with your colleagues.

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This resource is part of our larger research initiative, focusing on DEIJ initiatives. 


Articles-quick reads with a lasting impact

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Resource Center Explore best practice research, tools, and insights dedicated to helping college and university leaders cultivate diversity, foster inclusion, promote equity, and fight for justice for their students, faculty, staff, and communities.

Books-for your individual and book club reading lists

  • “Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities,” by Craig Steven Wilder
  • “From Equity Talk to Equity Walk” Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice” by Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux
  • “How to be an Anti-Racist,” by Ibram X. Kendi
  • “Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data,” by Julie J. Park
  • “White Fragility,” by Robin DiAngelo

Podcasts-for your walks, workouts, and lunchbreaks

Podcast: Equity lessons from the University of Houston Hear from Dr. Paula Short from the University of Houston who offers advice to university leaders who aren’t sure where to start in eliminating equity gaps at their institutions

Thought leaders-for your continued learning

Social media-to follow and engage in the conversation

Move beyond debate and take action

Learn more about how the Institutional Strategy Index for DEIJ can help you quickly and comprehensively assess the current state of DEIJ on campus and prioritize the work that matters most to your strategy.

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