Anti-Racism and Equity
What is Anti-Racism?
Anti-racism means acknowledging that racist beliefs and structures exist in all of our lives and then actively doing work to dismantle those beliefs and structures.
Anti-Racism Education and Media
- Accountability During Crisis: The Transformative Potential of Institutional Research and Effectiveness in the Struggle Toward Racial Justice, by Kaylan S. Baxter
- Demarginalizing the intersection of race and sex: A Black feminist critique of antidiscrimination doctrine, feminist theory and antiracist politics, by Kimberlé Crenshaw.
- How Microaggressions Are Killing Workplace Morale and Ways To Promote Organizational Culture Shifts, by Kim C.
If these books are sold out, you can purchase audio and ebooks at any time.
Start your journey with these books:
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
- So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
- Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi
More Books to Read:
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
- How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Women, Race, & Class, by Angela Davis
- The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, by Grace Lee Boggs
- Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century, by Dorothy Roberts
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm x and Alex Haley
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
- Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem
- Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?, by Mumia Abu-Jamal
- The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
- Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, Michael Eric Dyson
- Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out, by Ruth King
- Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School, edited by Mica Pollock
On the subject of race, racial history, and race relations:
- About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge: Apple Podcasts | Podcast Website
- Code Switch from NPR: Apple Podcast | Podcast Website
- The Heart: Race Traitor Series: Apple Podcasts | Podcast Website
- The Michelle Obama Podcast: The Michelle Obama Podcast features the former First Lady diving deep into conversations with loved ones—family, friends, and colleagues—on the relationships in our lives that make us who we are.
- The Nod: Apple Podcasts | Podcast Website
- Our Body Politic: Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, Our Body Politic is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they're impacting those very issues.
- Scene on Radio: Seeing White Series: Apple Podcasts | Podcast Website
- Shine Brighter Together: Apple Podcasts | Podcast Website
- The Stakes: Apple Podcasts | Podcast Website
- United States of Anxiety: Apple Podcasts | Podcast Website
On the subject of people of color in areas of study:
- Innervation: Drawing from the wisdom of 100 Women in STEM on Scilence to tackle subjects that hold us back from being our best selves. Hosted by Dr. Shini Somara.
- Balanced Black Girl: Balanced Black Girl is a top-rated health podcast and digital platform connecting our community to Black women health and self-improvement experts.
- Feed Me the Facts: A curated list topics for dietetics students, interns and professionals of color- wherever you are along your education and career pathway.
- How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time, from TED
- How to talk to kids about race, from The Atlantic
- Just belonging: Finding the courage to interrupt bias, from Ted X Talks
- Debunking the most common myths white people tell about race, from NBC News
- The dangers of white washing black history, from Ted X Talks
- Screaming in the silence: How to be an ally, not a savior, from Ted X Talks
- So you want to talk about race, from Talks at Google
- Cultural Competence for Equity and Inclusion: A Framework for Individual and Organizational Change by Diane J. Goodman
- Building a Multiethnic, Inclusive & Antiracist Organization: Tools for Liberation Background by Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
- Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators
California Community College Equity Leadership Alliance
Over the course of a full year, a team of MVC students, faculty and staff will explore a range of topics to develop a deep expertise on issues of racial inclusion and equity.
These monthly eConvenings will offer four-hour learning modules will be led by expert instructors who are well respected leaders of national higher education associations, highly-cited professors who study race relations and people of color, chief diversity officers and other experienced administrators, and specialists from the USC Race and Equity Center.
Our participation in the Alliance provides an opportunity for 5 attendees at each of the 12 monthly eConveninings. Five MVC participants will attend each monthly eCovening based on the topic to be addressed. Our teams will learn about strategies and practical approaches and return to work with shareable tools and resources. After each eConvening, there will be a full group digest and preparation of actionable goals.
In addition to the training session, MVC will benefit from access to a virtual equity resource portal for all employees 24/7.
Our campus will also participate in three campus climate surveys one administered to students, another to all levels of staff and a final one to faculty. We will receive our institutional data as well as comparison data from participating institutions.
The student survey will assess belonging and inclusion, the frequency and depth of cross-cultural interactions, students' appraisals of institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, and other related topics. The workplace surveys will assess topics like employees' perceptions of equitable opportunities for promotion and advancement; sense of belonging; how different groups of employees differently experience the workplace environment; employees' encounters with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other –isms at work; employee satisfaction with the College's responses to reports of abuse, unfair treatment, and climate problems; and appraisals of the College's commitment to equity.