Social Justice Resources
As we continue to grapple with the painful events surrounding race, violence and police brutality in America, we encourage our students, faculty and staff to engage in learning and reflection on the experiences of people of color in our country. If you would like to share your thoughts and feelings around the recent incidents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. We welcome members of our community to suggest additional resources that would benefit our students, faculty and staff.
Resources for Academia:
Suggestions to “do the work to become anti-racist“, tailored to scientists and physicians
- Understanding the Fundamentals of Allyship with Luca Maurer (Cornell University)
- Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington.
- Breathing Race Into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics by Lundy Braun.
- Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century by Dorothy Roberts (see Ted Talk)
- Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care by Dayna Bowen Matthew
- The Physician’s Role in Racial Equity by Jonas Attilus, MD, MPH
- Brief online modules on racial justice in academic medicine by Equal Treatment: https://equalrx.org/.
- #BlackInTheIvory: Amplifying Black Voices in Academia
- The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
- Working in Science Was a Brutal Education. That’s Why I left by Brandon Taylor
- African American Inequality in the United States – Harvard Business School
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
- Anti-racism resources for white people: 2020 resource list by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein
- The Color of Law: Insight into how modern day segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Additional Articles & Websites:
- Nonviolence as Compliance in Baltimore: 2015 Atlantic article by Ta-nehisi Coates
- Why Amy Cooper Knew Exactly What She Was Doing by Zeba Blay
- The 1619 Project by The New York Times
- 3 White Privilege Blind Spots in Boston That Are Keeping Us Racist by siblings Julie Devaney Hogan and Erik Devaney
- Man Down: A Book Review of “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League” by Anand Giridharadas
Online Videos & Podcasts:
- Unconscious Bias Training on LinkedIn
- Black Lives Matter activist shorts
- Don’t Be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks
Film and Documentary Suggestions:
- 13th (available on Netflix)
- Just Mercy (available on Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube)
- When They See Us (available on Netflix)
- The Hate U Give (available on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu)
- Do The Right Thing (available on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes)
- I Am Not Your Negro (available on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes)
Misty Farrell-Pennington & Marly Thomas
Women of Color Circle Founders & co-Chairs, Boston University Women’s Guild
Lindsey Stein, Boston University Pulmonary Center