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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

E-books on Anti-Racism available at USM

  • 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

  • When our curbside pickup program is setup, USM community members will be able to check out our books.

What is Anti-Racism? (18 min.)

An Introduction to "Biased" by Jennifer L Eberhardt (11 videos, most ~4 min.)

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.

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

"Not Racist" vs. Anti-Racism (51 min.)

How to Overcome Our Biases (Verna Myers; 18 min.)

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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