Anti-Racism

A good place to start: Dr. Ibram X Kendi leads the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.

Want to make change in your own community? My friend Wayne Barnaby has been meeting with university administration at all levels to effect change in line with the petition he created during the Summer of 2020. Today, his call to action has over 3,000 supporters. A follow-up resource list was compiled in this document written by a few community members at UMass Amherst.

Additionally, the Socially Just Science (SJS) collective at UMass Amherst collected the following resources for a 5-week workshop on how race is viewed in research:

The SJS workshop included creating our own web of Research Justice using this pdf worksheet to interrogate our research practices, keeping in mind the framework for thinking about decolonization:

I like to add the “Repeat” section at the end because it is a loop in which scientists find themselves rewarded for a specific way of thinking that perpetuates to gain future similarly contaminated rewards such as publications, funding, formal acknowledgement, speaking invitations, etc.

This is not an exhaustive list, but simply a place to start.

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