Resources Supporting Diversity and Reducing Racism

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

 Email/Paypal: antiracismresourceguide@gmail.com

 Venmo: @tatortash 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hpub-jkm9cLzJWqZSsETqbE6tZ13Q0UbQz--vQ2avEc/preview?pru=AAABcnu9Ofk*RkSwpI_btmzNP9Wo9-5_aw

  

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.”

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch

 

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.” 

https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/

 

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

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M0-nCxqepxVly4iGyI1RAocfciHzWoF5nkN11uulOLE/edit

 

Creating Change

 

Black Lives Matter

https://blacklivesmatter.com/

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

 

NAACP

https://www.naacp.org/

Electronic Actions: Letter Campaign will run from June 1-June 19

Letter Campaign (For Michigan): bit.ly/We-are-done-dying

Letter Campaign for ALL states: bit.ly/ProtectBlackLives

 

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. Deadline to register is July 18th, 2020.

https://tinyurl.com/KimCase-WhiteAntiRacism

 

https://www.glaad.org/blog/here-are-ways-you-can-support-black-community-and-fight-combat-racism-discrimination

 

https://societyforpsychotherapy.org/actionable-steps-for-therapists-and-all-human-beings-in-response-to-the-racial-pandemic/

 

Campus Resources

 

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

 

Counseling and Psychiatric Services https://caps.msu.edu/resources/blm-resources.html

 

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/


Student Organizations

 

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

 

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

 https://twitter.com/msu_bsa?lang=en

 

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