Diversity & Anti-Racism Resources

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is committed to advancing a diverse and intellectually engaging environment. We embrace the differences among our colleagues, and believe that our success as scholars, educators, and citizens relies on learning from the experiences we all bring. We strive to maintain an inclusive, respectful community that fosters collaboration and shared responsibility.


Learning About Racism


Anti-Racism Resource Guide by Tasha K. Ryals 



Anti-Asian Racism Reading List https://www.vox.com/culture/22336712/anti-asian-racism-reading-list


NPR’s Code Switch Podcast

“What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.”



Duke University’s Scene on Radio Podcast: Seeing White Series

“Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.

Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?

Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.” 



Explaining Racism to Children by Dr. Deborah Rivas (Developmental Psychologist)



Anti-Asian Violence Resources 



Creating Change


Black Lives Matter


Lansing, MI Black Lives Matter Chapter https://www.liberationpac.org/blmlansing





White Anti-Racism and Action Course

White Antiracism & Action 6-week self-study program with Dr. Kim Case. There are multiple options for individuals, groups, and even institutions to participate. http://www.courses.drkimcase.com/






Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harrassment https://www.ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention/


 Stop AAPI Hate 

Report hate incidients https://stopaapihate.org/


Campus Resources

MSU Dialogues 

MSU Dialogues is an 8-week intergroup dialogue experience for MSU students, faculty, and staff. Based on your availability, you will be placed in a group who you will meet with each week for 1.5 hours. Throughout the semester, you will engage in dialogue with people from a wide range of identities and backgrounds, learn about historical and present day social injustice, and collectively explore ways of working toward greater equity and inclusion. For faculty/staff, MSU Dialogues is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn how you can further your capacity to create inclusive, equitable spaces at MSU. For more information and to sign up, click here: https://inclusion.msu.edu/education/intercultural-dialogue1.html


Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives https://inclusion.msu.edu/campus-resources/index.html


Counseling and Psychiatric Services




Employee Assistance Program: The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, retirees, graduate student employees, and their families. https://eap.msu.edu/


Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience and Intercultural Aide Program and DEI Intercultural Aide Peer Educators http://mrule.msu.edu/?utm_source=other-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dei-resources

Womxn of Color Initiatives https://woci.cal.msu.edu/


Asian Pacific Islander Desi American / Asian Faculty Staff and Administrators (APIDA / AFSA) https://inclusion.msu.edu/awards/Coalition-of-Racial-and-Ethnic-Minorities/index.html


Asian Pacific American Studies Program https://apastudies.msu.edu/

Student Organizations


National-Panhellenic Council https://greeklife.msu.edu/governing-councils/nphc.html


MSU Black Students’ Alliance http://bsamsu.weebly.com/



Black Girls Unite MSU https://twitter.com/bgu_msu


AAPI Student Organizations https://asia.isp.msu.edu/programs/student-organizations/


The Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO) https://msuapaso.wixsite.com/msuapaso