Anti-Racism Resources

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remain critical values at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and within Administration and Finance (A&F). In response to the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests nationwide, Dawn M. Rhodes, MBA, chief business and finance officer and vice president for A&F, sponsored four Social Justice town halls with its employees. These town halls addressed such issues as structural and institutional racism, white privilege, white supremacy, and allyship. 

Guest speakers and panelists included Courtney J. Jones Carney, MBA, executive director, Intercultural Leadership and Engagement Center; Russell McClain, JD, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law associate professor and associate dean for diversity and inclusion; Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Maryland School of Nursing dean and professor; and Tricia O’Neill, JD, assistant vice president for special projects in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, and Assessment. 

Multiple DEI resources have been shared with A&F employees during these town hall events. A list of these resources is being provided.


Find below a list of anti-racism resources: 

Please follow this link to access a number of resources and learning materials, including things to read, things to watch, and ways to help.

Articles

11 Anti-Racist Accounts That Are Worth Following

A list of accounts that are creating and sharing anti-racist content, recommended by media and industry experts Akilah HughesAshley ReesePeyton DixYassir Lester, and Zoe Samudzi.  

Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests

Bryan Stevenson is an attorney, author, and legal scholar. He is also the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, which has won numerous, significant legal challenges centered around the U.S. criminal justice system. A professor at the New York University School of Law, he has received a MacArthur “genius” grant and numerous honors, including the American Bar Association’s A.B.A. Medal and Thurgood Marshall Award and the American Civil Liberties Union National Medal of Liberty. 

Just BeingNot RacistIs Not Good Enough

Thoughts on systemic racism in America from retired NFL player Joe Thomas. 

These 9 phrases will help you identify and call out racism

Unique words and phrases to help discuss and define various forms of racism and related ideas.

Books

Black-owned Bookstores

If you need some new additions to your book collections, check out these Black-owned online bookstores below. 

Free Books on Racism

A list of the best books on racism you can read for free right now. 

Other Black-owned businesses to support

Check out Black-owned fashion companies, beauty brands, and more that you can support with your wallet.

Podcasts

The author of ‘White Fragility’ doesn’t think ‘most white people care about racial injustice’

Author Robin DiAngelo sits down with Jonathan Capehart to provide an in-depth analysis of her book, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”. 

The author of ‘White Rage’ on the persistent pattern of punishing blacks for their resilience

Carol Anderson, the author of “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide”, lays out a persistent pattern of injustice for African Americans in U.S. history. 

Essential listens from hosts like Roxane Gay, actress Amanda Seales, writer Jemele Hill, and more. Each talk candidly about race, the day's news, and the cultural landscape.

Videos

Additional Resources

For additional resources and organizations to learn about, please see the following:

Black Futures Lab

Black Lives Matter Network

Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity

Black PAC

Black Visions Collective

Black Voters Matter

BlackOUT Initiative

CAMPAIGN ZERO

Center for Policing Equity

Collective PAC

Color of Change

Detroit Justice Center

Equal Justice Initiative

Girls for a Change

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Massachusetts Bail Fund

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Movement for Black Lives

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

NAACP

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

NAACP Youth & College

National Association of Black Journalists

National Bail Fund Network

National Black Justice Coalition

National Urban League

REFORM Alliance

Reclaim the Block

Southern Poverty Law Center

Woke Vote

 

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

In this 1988 essay, Peggy McIntosh, a faculty member and senior research scientist of the Wellesley Centers for Women, covers multiple examples, or hidden benefits, of the privilege white people experience in everyday life.  https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf

 

Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit by Mary-Frances Winters

Mary-Frances Winters is the founder and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc., a global organization development and diversity and inclusion consulting firm, who has over 36 years of experience. A recipient of many awards and distinctions, Winters was named by Forbes in November 2019 as one of 10 trailblazers in diversity and inclusion. (Source: https://www.wintersgroup.com).

Black Fatigue