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Anti-Racism Resources

This page links to resources within Stanford, as well as external resources, to help faculty members engage in dialogues within departments, schools and classes about racism and anti-Black racism. Below are resources available to help further the discussion and ultimately, lead to more engagement in our community and beyond. This list is a work in progress and by no means exhaustive or all encompassing.  We welcome your suggestions for additional relevant resources. 


Advancing racial justice at Stanford, President's announcement of new university initiatives, June 30, 2020


On this page:

Research on Racism

Academia and Racism

Resources on Teaching about Race and Racism

Resource Collections from Stanford Academic and Administrative Units


Research on Racism

[S]  indicates works by Stanford scholars

Sage Journals: Structural Racism and Police Violence: Cause, Impact and Reform - collections of freely accessible articles by social and behavioral scientists to support researchers in future scholarship and amplify their critical work; educators as they discuss the impacts of systemic racism with students; and policymakers and advocates in their fight to make sweeping reform.

Annual Reviews: Racial Justice, Policing, and Protest - a collection of expert opinions on current events

[S] Stanford scholars examine racism, social change and how to build a more just future

[S] Stanford psychologist identifies seven factors that contribute to American racism

[S] Insights by Stanford Business: Pulling back the curtain on racial bias -Stanford GSB experts analyze the breadth of racial discrimination — and how to grow beyond it.

[S] Stanford Criminal Justice Center: Current Projects and Research

[S] Stanford Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality Research Groups: Incarceration | Race, Ethnicity and Immigration  


Academia and Racism

[S] Psychological research has a racism problem, Stanford scholar says

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


Resources on Teaching about Race and Racism

[S] indicates works by Stanford scholars

[S] Say Their Names, Green Library Exhibit supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

[S] The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Power of Protest, video recording of a webinar by Allyson Hobbs, Associate Professor of History, through Stanford Continuing Studies 

[S] CCSRE and SPARQ: RaceWorks, a toolkit that provides educators and facilitators with multimedia tools to have better informed, more meaningful conversations about race with students and coworkers; the toolkit leverages insights from research that shows how people “do race,” and how we can put this way of understanding race to work to “undo racism.”

[S] SPARQ: Where Do We Go From Here? Insights from Social Science, a curated set of stories, science, and solutions about race, law enforcement, and combating bias and systemic racism

[S] The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute 

National SEED Project: Peggy McIntosh's White Privilege Papers

Excerpt from ‘We Can’t Ignore This Issue’: How to Talk With Students About Racism, by Beth McMurtrie, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 18, 2020.

Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes From a White Professor, by Cyndi Kernahan (2019).
"Teaching Race, Racism, and Racial Justice: Pedagogical Principles and Classroom Strategies for Course Instructors," by M. Brielle Harbin, Amie Thurber, and Joe Bandy. Race and Pedagogy Journal (2019).
Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism, by Stephen D. Brookfield (2018).
"Barriers and Strategies by White Faculty Who Incorporate Anti-Racist Pedagogy," by Jennifer Akamine Phillips, Nate Risdon, Matthew Lamsma, Angelica Hambrick, and Alexander Jun. Race and Pedagogy Journal (2019).
"Race Matters," by David J. Asai. Cell (May 2020). This commentary looks at why students of color leave science at high rates and why it’s important to change the culture of science.
Pedagogies of Care: Open Resources for Student-Centered and Adaptive Strategies in the New Higher-Ed Landscape contains material on teaching about race and racism (2020).
"Want to Reach All of Your Students? Here’s How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive," by Viji Sathay and Kelly A. Hogan. Chronicle Advice Guide (2019).
"How to Hold a Better Class Discussion," by Jay Howard. Chronicle Advice Guide (2019).
Antiracist Pedagogy Reading List, compiled by Andrea Aebersold, director of faculty instructional development in the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation at the University of California at Irvine.


Resource Collections from Stanford Academic and Administrative Units

School of Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering: Black Lives Matter, Diversity, and Inclusion 

School of Humanities & Sciences 

To the H&S Community: Minneapolis, the U.S., and Our Community (letter from Dean Satz)

School of Medicine

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity: BLM Resources for Faculty

Teaching and Mentoring Academy: Resources for Anti-Racist Education and Action

Department of Medicine: Diversity & Inclusion

Centers and Programs

The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies: Statement on Anti-Black Racism

Center for the Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE)Solidarity in the Face of Anti-Black Racism (letter from the Director, Professor Brody)

VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab: Allyship & Anti-Racism Resources

Faculty Groups

Faculty Women's Forum: Unlearning Racism for All

Stanford Special Collections

Stanford Special Collections and University Archives Statement on Potentially Harmful Language in Cataloging and Archival Description

University Offices

DiversityWorks: Resource Directory (for Faculty)

Student Affairs:

University HR IDEAL Engage: Anti-Racism ToolkitBrave Spaces virtual forumLearning Resources | Actions You Can Take