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Resources on Racial Injustice & Anti-Racism

In light of recent injustices faced by the Black community, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is committed to igniting meaningful conversations surrounding these issues. The NSM Student Leadership team put together a list of resources that we hope will shed light on the existing inequalities and help us answer the difficult questions and stand with our diverse community.

This webpage is a living document which will highlight articles, books, podcasts, etc., and will be the inspiration for the larger, ongoing NSM Talks, Listens, and Shares events of the Office of First Year Programs.

If you would like to have materials considered for addition to this webpage, please email nsmyear1@central.uh.edu.

Books

Are Prisons Obsolete?
Are Prisons Obsolete?

by Angela Davis
Subject: American Prison System

How to Be an Antiracist
How to Be an Antiracist

by Ibram X. Kendi
Subject: Antiracism

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

by James Forman Jr.
Subject: American Prison System

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race

by Robin DiAngelo
Subjects: White Fragility, Racial Injustice

If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance
If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance

by Angela Davis
Subjects: Prisoners’ Writings, American Prisons

Blood in My Eye
Blood in My Eye

by George Jackson
Subjects: White Supremacy, History of Racism

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

by Michelle Alexander
Subject: American Prison System

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

by Layla Saad
Subjects: White Supremacy, Journal Style

Podcasts

Intersectionality Matters! - African American Policy Forum with Kimberlé Crenshaw
Intersectionality Matters! - African American Policy Forum with Kimberlé Crenshaw

Topics: Politics, Social Movements, and Racial Injustices

Identity Politics with Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali
Identity Politics with Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali

Topics: Perspectives on Race, Gender, Pop Culture, and Muslim Life In America

1619 - The New York Times
1619 - The New York Times

Topics: Impacts of Slavery on American Democracy, Economy, Music

Beyond Prisons - Kim Wilson & Brian Sonenstein
Beyond Prisons - Kim Wilson & Brian Sonenstein

Topics: Abolition, American Prison System

Documentaries/Docuseries & Movies

13th
13th

Find it on: Netflix

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap

Find it on: Netflix

Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Time: The Kalief Browder Story

Find it on: Netflix

When They See Us
When They See Us

Find it on: Netflix

Just Mercy
Just Mercy

Find it on: Amazon, YouTube

Other Material

Letters for Black Lives
A set of crowdsourced, multilingual, and culturally-aware resources aimed at creating a space for open and honest conversations about racial justice, police violence, and anti-Blackness in our families and communities.

Faculty Conversation Resource Page
An extensive list of resources for UH faculty to educate themselves on systemic racism and to possibly add to their syllabi.

Tips on Having Conversations About Race
Guidance and advice from the UH Center for Diversity and Inclusion on having conversations about race in the workplace.