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Anti-Racism : Getting Started with Anti-Racism at USM

Information for students, faculty, and staff about anti-racism.
The USM Libraries unequivocally condemn racism. We stand in solidarity with our students, faculty, staff, and community members of color; with Maine's Black community; and with all those calling for an end to the legacy of racist violence. We are committed to USM's Goal 10, upholding the principles of anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and justice at our university.

President Glenn Cummings' "Stand Against Racism" Statement

Book List: 18 Books Every White Ally Should Read

Some notes on accessing e-book copies:

  • USM faculty, staff, & students sign into the MyUSM portal and then click on the e-book.
  • E-books may have a limit on the number of users, so may not be available immediately.
  • Any questions, just contact AskALibrarian for assistance.

Anti-Racism Books available at USM Libraries

Some notes on accessing e-book copies:

  • USM faculty, staff, & students sign into the MyUSM portal and then click on the e-book.
  • E-books may have a limit on the number of users, so may not be available immediately.
  • Any questions, just contact AskALibrarian for assistance.

 

Dr. Ibram Kendi on Anti-Racism

History of Race (~8 min.)

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (Emmanuel Acho; ~10 min.)

Understanding and Overcoming Bias

The Danger of a Single Story - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (18 min.)

How Racism Makes Us Sick? (Dr. David R. Williams, 17 min.)

"Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality."  From Ted Talk.

What's White Fragility? Interview with Author Robin DiAngelo (PBS; 18 min.)

More videos can be found on the Additional Anti-Racism Resources tab.

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