Shared Community Resources on Anti-Racism

Anti-Racism in Engineering: From Dialogue to Action (June 2020 ASEE Virtual Panel)

In educational settings, racial discrimination affects educators, staff, and students of color, resulting in negative impacts including struggles to get equal recognition and opportunities, decreased funding, lower graduation rates, and mental health problems.

In light of recent events in the U.S., which have spotlighted the breadth, depth, and sometimes fatal consequences of institutional and individual racism on the Black community, ASEE convened a group of panelists, from K-12 to higher education, to discuss and share resources that can help engineering educators tackle racism in their classrooms and institutions, addressing the broader contexts in which engineering is practiced. Below is a collection of anti-racism resources shared by panelists and attendees.

Click here for on demand access to this virtual panel. 

Articles and Publications

  1. Critical theoretical frameworks in engineering education: An anti-deficit and liberative approach (by Joel Alejandro Mejia, Renata A. Revelo, Idalis Villanueva, and Janice Mejia)
  2. Cultivating Diversity Champions: Practices and Lessons from NSF GOLD Project (ASEE)
  3. Gloria Ladson-Billings (Wikipedia)
  4. Help Eradicate the Virus of Racism (University of Michigan College of Engineering)
  5. Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions (University of Minnesota)
  6. Inclusion, Diversity Now Factor into Accreditation Standards (National Society of Professional Engineers)
  7. Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire (North Carolina State University)
  8. Revealing the Invisible: Conversations About -Isms and Power Relations in Engineering Courses (by Joel Alejandro Mejia, Diana A. Chen, Odesma Onika Dalrymple, and Susan M Lord)
  9. Stanford psychologist identifies seven factors that contribute to American racism (Stanford University)
  10. Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History and Culture)
  11. The Burden of Invisible Work in Academia: Social Inequalities and Time Use in Five University Departments (Social Sciences Feminist Network Research Interest Group)
  12. Virtual Memorial Honors George Floyd and Black Lives Matter Movement (California State University San Bernardino)
  13. What Can CS Departments Do? (Manuel A. Perez Quinones via Medium)
  14. What is White Privilege, Really? (Teaching Tolerance)
  15. White Supremacy Culture Characteristics (Showing Up for Racial Justice)


  1. Algorithms of Oppression (Safiya Umoja Noble, New York University Press)
  2. Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehsisi Coates)
  3. High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand and Respond to Social Injustice (by Robert Q Berry, Basil M. Conway, Brian R. Lawler, and John W Staley)
  4. Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by The Numbers (by Eric (Rico) Gutstein and Bob Peterson)

Compilation Lists

  1. 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice (Corrine Shutack)
  2. Action Item List (Black in Computing)
  3. Anti-Racism Education Resources List (New York University)
  4. Anti-Racism Resources (Google Doc)
  5. Anti-Racism Resources for White People (Google Doc)
  6. Anti-Racism Resources: Getting Started (Northwestern University)
  7. Anti-Racist Pedagogy Guide (University of Southern California)
  8. Anti-Racist Reading List (Chicago Public Library)
  9. Black Lives Matter and Racial Justice (Clarkson University)
  10. Building Anti-Racist Communities (University of Connecticut)
  11. Collective Action and Black Lives Matter (Association for Psychological Science)
  12. Confronting Racism at Work: A Reading List (Harvard Business Review)
  13. Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide (Montana State University)
  14. Diversity and Inclusion Resources (Rice University George R. Brown School of Engineering)
  15. Diversity, Inclusion and Access: Culture, Ethnicity, Race (Arthur Lakes Library Colorado School of Mines)
  16. End Racism (University of California and Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory)
  17. Justice in June (Google Doc)
  18. Strike for Black Lives (Particles for Justice)
  19. Virtual Library BLM  (Google Doc)
  20. Working Document for Scaffolding Anti-Racism Resources (Google Doc)

Courses, Films, Podcasts, and Videos

  1. 5 Day Racialized Trauma Home Study Course (Resmaa Menakem)
  2. Becoming and More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices (EDx)
  3. Code Switch Podcast (National Public Radio)
  4. How to be An Anti-Racist Podcast (by Brene Brown and Ibram X. Kendi)
  5. Inclusive Teaching (University of Delaware)
  6. Just Mercy Film (Just Mercy Website, free to watch in June 2020)
  7. Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History: Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment (Revisionist History)
  8. Power, Privilege and Difference with Dr. Allan Johnson (YouTube)
  9. Seeing White Podcast (Scene on Radio)
  10. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide (Emory University via YouTube)
  11. TCE Listening Session (University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering)
  12. TEDx Talks to Help Educate on Racism and Actions to Eliminate It

Organizations and Initiatives

  1. ASEE Diversity Initiatives (ASEE)
  2. 1619 Project (New York Times)
  3. #BlackInTheIvory Hashtag (Twitter)
  4. Black Lives Matter (Emerald City Supporters)
  5. Center for Diversity and Inclusion (Michigan Tech)
  6. Center for Teaching and Learning (National Museum of African American History and Culture)
  7. DEI Virtual Workshop Summer Series (ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
  8. Department of Multicultural Services (Texas A&M University)
  9. Diversity (George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering)
  10. Diversity, Inclusion and Access (Colorado School of Mines)
  11. Focus on Racial Justice (Ohio State University)
  12. Institute for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering)
  13. Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Ohio State University)
  14. Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (Cornell University)
  15. Project Implicit (Harvard University)
  16. Shut Down Academia/ Shut Down STEM (Shut down STEM)
  17. Southern Poverty Law Center
  18. The History Makers: The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Collection
  19. Ways You Can Help (Black Lives Matter)