Responding to Racismpublished Sep 15, 2017 3:28pm
In response to the events that took place in Charlottesville, we sent ASCN members an email with a subject line – "How shall we respond to racism?" in which we condemned these appalling displays of racism, violence, and ignorance, and discussed how they brought to light the importance of education in fighting racism and promoting equity and inclusion. We also reaffirmed that fighting racism and promoting equity and inclusion are a daily responsibility, and an important priority in our work.
We invited our members to share with us resources that they have been using in their own practice, or have come across recently, so we could share them with wider audiences. We want to thank everyone who replied to our message, and sent resources to share. We have organized these resources in three categories - Charlottesville syllabi, creating supportive campus environments, and personal growth and professional development.
If you have any additional resources that you would like to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contribute form.
The Charlottesville Syllabus
Created by the University of Virginia Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation in response to horrific events that took place in Charlottesville. The resources, selected and organized by graduate students, provide information about historical, as well contemporary, contexts and issues.
UC Press. #CharlottesvilleCurriculum, #CharlottesvilleSyllabus: UC Press Edition
University of California Press offers a curated list of publications geared towards faculty looking for readings to be included in their classes. Includes both published and forthcoming books.
JSTOR. Charlottesville Syllabus: Readings on the history of hate in America
This list includes free access essays and articles published by JSTOR Daily. They are organized in six categories: The Legacy of Slavery: Institutionalized Racism and American Culture, Anti-Semitism, The Displacement and Genocide of Native American Peoples, Fascism and Neo-Nazism, Immigration, and Race in American Education.
Beacon Press. A Charlottesville Syllabus for Our Uncertain Times
This collection includes writings by Beacon Press authors, as well links to other resources that help "to empower a reimagining of justice and the societal transformation necessary to dismantle white supremacy and structural violence."
Creating Supportive Campus Environments
This collection of resources offers theories, examples, cases, and resources on how to create supportive campus environments for all students, staff and faculty.
Jackson, B. W (2006).Theory and practice of multicultural organization development. In Jones, B. B. & Brazzel, M. (Eds.), The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change (pps. 139-154). San Francisco, CA, Pfeiffer.
- Multicultural Organizational Development (MCOD): Exploring Best Practices to Create Socially Just, Inclusive Campus Communities
- Halvino, E. Developing Multicultural Organizations
Sue, D. W., Capodilupo, C. M., Torino, G. C., Bucceri, J. M., Holder, A., Nadal, K. L., & Esquilin, M. (2007). Racial microaggressions in everyday life: implications for clinical practice. American psychologist, 62(4), 271.
Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks) Web Workbook.
Originally developed by Kenneth Jones and Tema Oku for a 2-day workshop, now available as a resource to the community.
Personal Growth and Professional Development
Included here are several media articles and books that teach about race, racism, and inequalities present in today's American society.
Spring, J. (2017). American education. Routledge. *particularly the chapter on equality of educational opportunity