Training and Education

Changing the course of history, and dismantling racist institutions and traditions, require us to alter the ways many of us view the world, interact with each other, and even understand ourselves. If we are to effect real, meaningful, and lasting change, the first step is understanding how we got where we are today.

Ed Schlesinger, Benjamin T. Rome Dean Whiting School of Engineering Excerpt from June 17, 2020 message to WSE Community

Where to Start: Anti-Racist Allyship and Advocacy

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus (JSTOR Daily)

158 Resources to Understanding Systemic Racism in America (Smithsonian Magazine)

Responding to Common Dialogue Blockers (Program on Intergroup Relations, University of Michigan)

Resources via #ShutDownSTEM

Anti-Racist Resource Guide (Victoria Alexander, MEd)

Racial Justice Resource Guide (Black Student Union at Johns Hopkins University)

Coping Strategies and Resources for Racial Trauma (Office of Student Health and Well-Being, Johns Hopkins University)

Aspiring Ally Identity Development by Dr. Keith Edwards (Princeton University)

Examples of Racial Microagressions  (School of Public Health, University of Minnesota)

Interrupting Bias: Calling Out v. Calling In (Seed the Way)

Articles

What is Allyship? (The Anti-Oppression Network)

Counterproductive Allyship (Everyday Feminism)

Did you really just say that? Advice on how to confront microaggressions, whether you’re a target, bystander or perpetrator (Rebecca Clay, American Psychological Association)

A Guide to Responding to Microaggressions (Kevin Nadal, Asian American Research Institute, City University of New York)

White Family Facebook Drama Over Police Racism (Captain Awkward)

White Academia: Do Better (Jasmine Roberts, Medium)

29 Movies, Shows, and Documentaries to Watch to Educate Yourself on Racial Injustice (Ashley Aselleke, The Every Girl)

Black History and Anti-Racist Media Recommendations (JHU Sheridan Libraries)

Books

Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do (Jennifer Eberhardt)

How to be an Anti-Racist (Ibram X. Kendi)

Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)

Me and White Supremacy (Layla F. Saad)

Native Son (Richard Wright)

Roots (Alex Haley)

The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism, and White Privilege (Robert Jenson)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander)

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Robin DiAngelo)

Podcasts

1619 (New York Times)

Code Switch (NPR)

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Videos

Netflix Culture: Allyship (WeAreNetflix)

Video Playlist: TEDx Talks to Help Educate on Racism and Actions to Eliminate It (via Live with Lyfe)

Departmental Diversity Champions

The primary role of the diversity champion is to help facilitate cultural transformation around issues of equity and inclusion. As critical thought leaders, diversity champions work with their chairs to advance departmental diversity and inclusion goals.

Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion

The JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion was drafted in early 2016 to capture the university’s priorities and ambitions, and to state in explicit and concrete terms its institutional commitments in this area. The document was revised with input from the university community in forums, meetings, emails, and conversations, and approved by the university board of trustees in October 2016.

Affinity Groups and Committees

Across the University, Johns Hopkins students, faculty, postdocs, and trainees have founded a vast range of affinity groups and committees concerned with diversity, to bring individuals with similar backgrounds, cultures, interests, and ambitions together in community or common purpose. These groups have helped our institution foster diversity, whether through advocacy, programming, or other endeavors.