These recent articles and resources are meant to serve as a starting point for learning about equity, inclusion, diversity, and justice - with a particular focus on addressing systemic anti-Black racism - within STEM and higher education.
This is a complication of resources that Astronomers might find useful to learn more about the topic of Diversity and Equity in STEM. This includes resources geared towards a general audience as well as scientists, and astronomers specifically. Just like astronomy, a great deal of research has been done in this area of social science and social justice, and self-motivated education and literature research are essential to being an educated colleague and ally. This page can be a great resource for you to learn about some of that research, and share research you've found enlightening.
Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University; 'Funmi Olonisakan, cice president & vice principal international at King’s College London; and Leslie Harris, professor of history and African American studies at Northwestern University join THE's Sara Custer to discuss how to confront racism in universities in both the US and UK.
Panelists discuss the significance of statues and building names; the need for universities to acknowledge their histories of injustice before change can be made; and offer practical tips for how universities can start now.