- The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, created in 2017, provides a space for the anthropologists to share resourcespertaining to th eBlack Lives Matter movement. This project will be updated with additional resources and strategies for teaching and responding to the present moment. Access a list of books and other additional readings from the Anthropology News website here which were complied following the 2017 Charlottesville, VA attack.
- The Seeing I to I app includes a narrated survey to anonymously register how different members of your school community (students, parents, teachers, non-teaching staff) see treatment of different groups of students in terms of respect and/or bias.
- Human variation exists on a spectrum that can’t be easily divided into races; we are more alike than we are different. "Race" is not a scientific, biological fact, but as expert Yolanda Moses says, "this doesn't mean race isn't real. Politically and culturally, race is a very real fact." Read the full American Anthropological Association statement on race.
- Race, Racism, and Protesting Anthropology is an open-access collection of articles that examine work by scholars applying anthropology to contemporary protests. This issue of Open Anthropology from 2015 includes articles that address Ferguson, the contributions made by anthropologists of color, and the nature of white supremacy in the US.
- AAA hosted Webinar - Anthropology of Policing: The Persistenceof Racialized Police Brutality and Community Responses.
- Canada Bangladesh Social Justice Action Research Alliance (CBSJARA) Webinar - Black Lives Matter Movement and the Race Politics in South Asian Diaspora.
- "Was that racist?" View the footage from this AAA 2016 Executive Session and add your own thoughts in the comments.
- AAA member Donna Auston's 2017 interview with University of Queensland's World 101X about her research on Black Lives Matteris available here. She provides a detailed discussion of race, Islamophobia, and state violence in the US, as well as of anthropological methods and public anthropology in times of social crisis.
- "Speaking of Race" is a podcast out of the University of Alabama produced by a group of concerned professors coming from a constructivist position who want to share ideas about race.
Resources for Faculty
As faculty work to disrupt racism and create a more socially just world in different ways, we have many resources that can assist us in this work. Below, we highlight racial justice-related resources available at UMass Amherst, with links to other recommended resources for teaching, personal growth, classroom use, and other applications.
- Becoming Anti-Racist: Being a better advisor, lab mate, and friend to Black colleagues
- Institutional Barriers, Strategies, and Benefits to Increasing the Representation of Women and Men of Color in the Professoriate
- Leading After a Racial Crisis: Weaving a Campus Tapestry of Diversity and Inclusion
- Supporting Faculty and their Careers During and After COVID-19
Curricular Resources for Addressing Racial Inequality and Disrupting Racism
National Communication Association’s extensive anti-racism resources bank:
Videos from MEF :
Class assignment on policing and social protest:
Practices for all economists:
- Follow AEA Best Practices for Economists.
- Take action: How You Can Work to Increase the Presence and Improve the Experience of Black, Latinx and Native American People in the Economics Profession (forthcoming in JEP)
Practices for instructors:
- Show these videos to your students.
- Assess the gender and racial/ethnic balance of syllabi and bibliographies with this tool.
- Align course content with Div.E.Q. Standards for Introducing Economics to High School and College Students.
- Foster a growth mindset in your students.
- Offer wise feedback.
- Use active learning techniques.
- Consider the impact of wait time.
- Employ technology wisely.
- Avoid stereotype threat.
- Use cooperative learning.
- Promote inclusive communication.
- Get to know your students as individuals.
- Incorporate service learning.
- Join the Wikipedia Education Program.
- Flip your classroom.
- Provide opportunities to do research.
- Reflect on personal prejudices.
- Vary assessments and retrieval exercises.
- Share these study tips.
- Be aware of a third theory of discrimination.
- Incorporate alternative economic approaches.
- Teach with nuance and humility.
A list of teaching assignments on diversity: http://www.aejmc.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/AEJMCDiversityIdeasWeb.pdf
Crowd-sourced or Google Doc Syllabi Projects: Black Lives Matter, Systemic Racism, Social Justice
- Black Lives Matter Syllabus
- The Charlottesville Syllabus
- Faculty Perspectives and Reading List on the George Floyd Protests from the Members of the Washington University Political Science Department
APSA Diversity & Inclusion Resources
- Teaching About Politics, Power and Group Differences
- Syllabi On Race, Gender, Class, Diversity
- 2016 Election Reflection Series – Pieces on Race, Gender, Politics
- Political Science in the 21st Century – Task Force
- Women Of Color Teaching Political Science: Examining the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Course Material in the Classroom By Sampaio, A. (2006). PS: Political Science & Politics, 39(4), 917-922.
- Exploring Diversity and Student Political Activism Through Archival Research By Elder, L., & Wallace, S. (N.D.). PS: Political Science & Politics, 1-5.
- Visit The Respect Website.
Raise the Vote Campaign
- Share Your Research on Black Lives Matter, REP, and the Politics of Protest
- “A Look at the 2020 Primary Elections in the US Virgin Islands” by Malik Sekou
- “Civic Engagement as Critical Pedagogy at Middle Tennessee State University” by Sekou Franklin
- “Feeling the 2020 Election? How Collective Experiences of Emotions Might Reshape the Political Landscape” by Camille Burge
- “Florida: We Have a Problem” by Maria Puerta Riera
- “Getting out the Vote in the Valley: Connecting Politics and Participation to Youth” by Randy Villegas
- “Political Participation in Immigrant Communities” by Maricruz Osario
- “The 2020 South Carolina Democratic Primary: The Gestalt of Black Voters in SC” by Athena M. King
- “The Curious Case of Guam: The Unincorporated Territory’s Role in the 2020 Primaries” by Nolan G.T. Flores
- “The Nevada Caucus: First in the West” by Precious Hall
- “The Spectacle of Presidential Primaries in Puerto Rico” by Fernando Tormos-Aponte
APSA Demographic Data on the Diversity in the Discipline
- Project on Women and Minorities (P-WAM) Dashboard
- How to Conduct a Meeting with your Representative Chart
- Field of Study Diversity in Political Science Chart
- Diversity in Organized Sections Chart
- Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and the Tenure Track (Interactive Dashboard)
- Who is driving the rise in political science degree completions? Women.
- APSA Surveys and Report
Toolkits and Resources
- Implicit Bias Assessment Test
- How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- The Urgent Need for Anti-racist Education
How to be(come) an Ally
- How to be an Ally for Social Justice, Melissa Michelson, TEDx Menlo College.
- Best Practices for Being an Ally, The Ohio State University Political Science Diversity Committee
- Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies, by Racial Equity Tools, adapted from Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice by Paul Kivel
- Learning to be an Ally for People from Diverse Groups and Backgrounds, The Community Toolbox, by the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas
The American Sociological Association's (ASA) online peer-reviewed library of high-quality teaching resources includes syllabi, class activities, assignments, lectures, and more. During these unprecedented times, ASA has temporarily made this members-only resource free to everyone. Below you will find a concise collection of TRAILS resources that you may find useful in teaching about race, police violence, and justice. You may log in to TRAILS using your ASA usersname and password, regardless of your membership status. If you do not have an ASA username and password, you can create one here.
- "Teaching About Police Violence with Open Source Police Shootings Data and Census Data" (2017)
- "Understanding and Reducing Racial Bias in Police-Civilian Interactions" (2017)
- "Social Inequality: Race and the Criminal Justice System" (2015)
- "Drug Policy and the War on Drugs: A Classroom Debate" (2015)
Online Sociological Content for Your Courses
- Sociological Insights Videos
- The Society Pages
- SAGE Teaching Collection on Structural Racism
- Contexts magazine
- Teaching Sociology - Race and Ethnicity Resources from the American Sociological Association.
- A Sociology Experiment is a fully online textbook written by sociologists for sociologists. It has everything you need to adopt a new class: slides to teach from, exercises to supplement student learning, a bank of test and discussions questions, data exercises, and so much more. It costs students just $1/chapter. If students can’t afford it, we’ll make it free to them. We don’t have a publisher, a staff, or any marketing. This is just a group of sociologists trying to create a better textbook and set of teaching materials for our colleagues that is accessible to all students. Last year over 6,000 students used our materials. We’re spending this summer to improve them further.