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Antiracist Reading List

Enlightenment Series Suggested Reading List

Below you will find linked articles and books to the 2021-2022 Academic Year Enlightenment Series Reading List.

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From Protest to Progress: Combating Discrimination, Bias, and Oppressive Practices

Bell, M. P., Berry, D., Leopold, J., & Nkomo, S. (2021). Making Black Lives Matter in academia: a black feminist call for collective action against anti‐blackness in the academy. Gender, Work & Organization28, 39-57.

Marshburn, C. K., Folberg, A. M., Crittle, C., & Maddox, K. B. (2021). Racial bias confrontation in the United States: What (if anything) has changed in the COVID-19 era, and where do we go from here?. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations24(2), 260-269.

Miller, R. A., Guida, T., Smith, S., Ferguson, S. K., & Medina, E. (2018). A balancing act: Whose interests do bias response teams serve?. The Review of Higher Education42(1), 313-337.

Mirza, H. S. (2018). Racism in higher education:‘What then, can be done?’. In Dismantling race in higher education (pp. 3-23). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Onyeador, I. N., Hudson, S. K. T., & Lewis Jr, N. A. (2021). Moving beyond implicit bias training: Policy insights for increasing organizational diversity. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences8(1), 19-26.

Patton, L. D., & Haynes, C. (2018). Hidden in plain sight: The Black women’s blueprint for institutional transformation in higher education. Teachers College Record120(14), 1-18.

Patton, L. D., Sánchez, B., Mac, J., & Stewart, D. L. (2019). An inconvenient truth about" progress": An analysis of the promises and perils of research on campus diversity initiatives. The Review of Higher Education42(5), 173-198

Wheatle, K. I., & Commodore, F. (2019). Reaching back to move forward: The historic and contemporary role of student activism in the development and implementation of higher education policy. The Review of Higher Education42(5), 5-35.