Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resources
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” ~ Angela Davis
View additional resources compiled by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to help further the education of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Recording of the June 4, 2020 Virtual Vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others is available online. Our work continues.
Please reach out to the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to schedule a workshop or training for your area.
Anti-Racist Educational Resources
- A Country for All by Jorge Ramos
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
- How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing by Maya Angelou
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman
- The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo
- Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- A extensive list of books and e-books is available to all students, faculty, and staff through Pacific University Libraries.
“The first step to doing so is letting go of the false idea we live in a post-racial society. While it may benefit you to not see color, it only harms me. I want you to see my color. Because along with my melanated skin comes the reality of my unique struggles, the resilient stories of my ancestors and the strength of my community...” - LaShyra “Lash” Nolen
- …But, I’m Not Racist (Tools for Well-Meaning Whites) by Kathy Obear
- From White Racist to White Anti-Racist, the Life-Long Journey by Tema Okun (2006)
- Here’s Why it Hurts When People Say, “All Lives Matter” by L-Mani S. Viney (2016)
- How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change by Barack Obama (2020)
- This Is What I Want To Tell My White Professors When They Ask, ‘How Are You Today?’ by LaShyra “Lash” Nolen (2020)
- What is White Privilege, Really? By Cory Collins
Films and Shows
Films and shows that dive into racism, past and present:
- 13th by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix and free on YouTube
- American Son by Kenny Leon, available on Netflix
- Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler, available on Amazon Prime
- If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins, available on Hulu
- Just Mercy by Destin Daniel Cretton, available on Amazon Prime
- Selma by Ava DuVernay, available on Amazon Prime
- The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr., available on Hulu
- When They See Us by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix
Subscribe and listen to these podcasts that dive into important conversations around racial equity and justice:
- Rising from the Margins by Pacific University Student Counseling Center
- 1619 by the New York Times
- About Race
- Code Switch by NPR
- The Diversity Gap
- Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
- Pod For The Cause from the leadership conference on civil & human rights
- Pod Save the People
- Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
- Robin DiAngelo on "White Fragility"
- TEDxTalk: Let's get to the root of racial injustice with Megan Ming Francis
Counseling and Mental Health Resources
We encourage all those who may need support to reach out to counseling centers and mental health professionals. Students may reach out to the Student Counseling Center if they are interested in having a counselor support them through processing the range of emotions, trauma, and grief that may be arising during this time. The Student Counseling Center can help refer students to mental health professionals and providers focused on culturally specific approaches to mental health.
Please visit the Student Counseling Center website for more info.
If you have additional resources you'd be made available, please email them to Jennifer Teeter at email@example.com.