DEI and Anti-Racist Educational Resources

If you would like to learn more about how to better support and promote a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community within and outside of the department, we encourage you to engage with the following educational materials.



  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
    – book about how the Jim Crow era has been reborn under the guise of mass incarceration
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
    - presents an impressive body of historical and current evidence pointing to the existence of a hidden caste system in America and discusses the implications of this hierarchy on health, culture, politics, and more
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
    - a book described as a "21st century manual of racial ethics" 

Research Articles 

Other Articles 



TED Talks 


  • 13th
    - film by Ava DuVernay exploring the history of racial inequality in America
  • Forgotten Genius - PBS documentary about African-American chemist Percy Julian who broke the color barrier in chemistry. This program not only highlights Julian's trailblazing achievements but as the title of the documentary suggests, sheds light on how achievements by African-Americans in spaces dominated by non-persons of color have historically gone unrecognized or been under-celebrated