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#BlackLivesMatter Resources

Dr. Carol Sumner, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer's Statement

President Lawrence Schovanec's Message 

Employee Assistance Program


Staff Senate has gathered resources and ideas of how we can support fellow staff members and get involved.

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Educate Yourself
Book List:

  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton
  • Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System by Devon Johnson
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • The Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City's Most Infamous Crimes by Sarah Burns
  • Race Matters by Cornel West
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America by Anders Walker
  • The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzel
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
  • Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy by Darryl Pinckney
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis
  • Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by Bell Hooks
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epis Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X, Alex Haley
  • Killing Rage by Bell Hooks
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? By Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Trumpet of Conscience by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

Documentary, Film, Shows List:

  • Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement – YouTube
  • Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 – Netflix
  • Slavery by Another Name – PBS
  • The Central Park Five – Amazon Prime Video
  • 13th – Netflix
  • 16 Shots – Showtime
  • Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story – Amazon Prime Video
  • Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland – HBO
  • Freeway: Crack in the System – Amazon Prime Video
  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story – Netflix
  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 – Amazon Prime Video
  • The Innocence Files – Netflix
  • Crime + Punishment – Hulu
  • Paris is Burning – Netflix
  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story – Netflix
  • What Happened Miss Simone? – Netflix
  • Becoming – Netflix
  • I Am Not Your Negro – Amazon Prime Video
  • Kiki – Hulu & Amazon Prime Video
  • Just Mercy – Amazon Prime Video
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – Netflix
  • Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap – Netflix
  • Strong Island – Netflix
  • Teach Us All – Netflix
  • When They See Us – Netflix
  • Dear White People – Netflix
  • Seven Seconds – Netflix
  • Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker – Netflix
  • Orange is the New Black – Netflix
  • Mudbound – Netflix
  • The Sun is Also A Star – Netflix
  • 12 Years a Slave – Netflix
  • Blindspotted – Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station – Netflix
  • Whose Streets? – Hulu
  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Amazon Prime Video
  • LA 92 – Netflix
  • The Loving Story – Tubi
  • King in the Wilderness – HBO Go
  • The Hate U Give – Amazon Prime Video
  • Sorry to Bother You – Hulu
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Hulu
  • Homecoming – Netflix
  • Black Stories Presents: Your Attention Please – Hulu
  • Moonlight – Netflix
  • Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise – Amazon Prime Video
  • The Black Godfather – Netflix


  • All My Relations
  • 1619
  • Lynching in America
  • Intersectionality Matters with Kimberle Crenshaw
  • Code Switch