1. (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences) What I’ve Learned About Being a Black Scientist https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2020/06/what-ive-learned-about-being-black-scientist Column in Letters to Young Scientists regarding on-campus and off-campus challenges of being a Black professor, with suggestions regarding how academic departments can work to address racism.
  2. (Humanities) A More Inclusive Discipline: The Royal Historical Society Investigates Race in UK University History Departments https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/march-2020/a-more-inclusive-discipline-the-royal-historical-society-investigates-race-in-uk-university-history-departments Provides insights regarding actions academic history units and organizations can take to address inequalities.
  3. (Life Sciences) Decoloniality and Anti-oppressive Practices for a More Ethical Ecology https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-021-01460-w.pdf Suggests five changes that ecologists and other field disciplines could make toward more inclusive theory and practice, focusing on thought/mind, histories, access, expertise, and teams.
  4. (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences) Promoting Inclusive Metrics of Success and Impact to Dismantle a Discriminatory Reward System in Science  https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3001282 Outlines “pathways for a paradigm shift in scientific values based on multidimensional mentorship and promoting mentee well-being” and away from success and impact metrics that prioritize citations and impact factors.
  5. (Life Sciences) Ten Simple Rules for Building an Anti-racist Lab https://ecoevorxiv.org/4a9p8/ Specific recommendations “to help labs develop anti-racist policies and action in an effort to promote racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusion in science.
  6. (Physical Sciences) Final Report of the 2018 AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy Graduate Education https://assets.pubpub.org/8n7rgw19/31579293747965.pdf and Executive Summary and link to report https://baas.aas.org/pub/2019i0101/release/1 Detailed recommendations, including justifications based on evidence, for practices in recruiting, admissions, and retention of students that promote diversity and inclusion in graduate programs with regard to race, ethnicity, and gender.
  7. (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences) A Rapid Response to Racism in STEM https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2021/01/06/teaching-science-through-social-justice-and-racially-inclusive-lens-opinion?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=3055b087e4-DNU_2020_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-3055b087e4-198444537&mc_cid=3055b087e4&mc_eid=b9d970a7a3 Suggestions for teaching science through a social justice lens for inclusive excellence.
  8. (Physical Sciences) Resetting the Earth and Space Sciences to be Diverse and Inclusive https://diverseeducation.com/article/196940/?utm_campaign=DIV20%20DAILY%20NOV.%2020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua Essay, with links, regarding the importance of creating new educational systems that are fair and just.
  9. (Physical Sciences) Eight Deliberate Steps AGU is Taking to Address Racism in Our Community https://news.agu.org/files/2020/08/Eight-Area-Steps-AGU-is-Taking-to-Address-Racism-in-our-Community-FINAL.pdf Specific actions being undertaken to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the earth and space sciences.
  10. (Life Sciences) Recreating Wakanda by Promoting Black Excellence in Ecology and Evolution https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-1266-7 Comment in Nature Ecology & Evolution.  “Our non-Black colleagues must fight anti-Black racism and white supremacy within the academy to authentically promote Black excellence.  Amplifying Black excellence in ecology and evolution is the antidote for white supremacy in the academy.
  11. (Life Sciences) Fund Black Scientists https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(21)00011-8 Commentary in Cell positing “that racial funding disparity by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains the most insidious barrier to success of Black faculty in our profession. We thus refocus attention on this critical barrier and suggest solutions on how it can be dismantled.”
  12. (Life Sciences, Social Sciences) It’s Time for Environmental Studies to Own Up to Erasing Black People https://www.vice.com/en/article/889qxx/its-time-for-environmental-studies-to-own-up-to-erasing-black-people?fbclid=IwAR2zSs1yW42LuuFeahuzJ3n5xp0-Kfrk5DOjDpzDgugzBwvu0UGN3G6bNY0 Essay on the importance of environmental scholarship acknowledging a history of ignoring experiences of Black people, with ideas for a way forward.
  13. (Life Sciences, Social Sciences/Humanities with Fieldwork) Ten Steps to Protect BIPOC Scholars in the Field https://eos.org/opinions/ten-steps-to-protect-bipoc-scholars-in-the-field Specific recommendations for preparing “faculty and students for discrimination and racialized violence before traveling and to protect them once in the field.”
  14. (Life Sciences/Social Sciences/Humanities with Fieldwork) Safe Fieldwork Strategies for At-risk Individuals, Their Supervisors and Institutions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-01328-5   Recommended strategies for minimizing risk for all individuals conducting fieldwork.
  15. (Physical Sciences) Equity for Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM: Graduate Experiences and Career Plans in Chemistry https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2020508118 Study providing “evidence of the nature of inequities related to race-ethnicity and gender in graduate school experiences and career plans of PhD students.
  16. (Physical Sciences) LGBT Climate in Physics: Building an Inclusive Community https://www.aps.org/programs/lgbt/upload/LGBTClimateinPhysicsReport.pdf A report from the American Physical Society with findings and recommendations for building a more inclusive profession.
  17. (Life Sciences) Strategies and support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-1252-0 Reflections regarding strategies to support Black, Indigenous, and people of color working in ecology and evolutionary biology.
  18. (Physical Sciences) Typical Physics PhD Admissions Criteria Limit Access to Underrepresented Groups But Fail to Predict Doctoral Completion https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/1/eaat7550 Study on the effectiveness of various admissions criteria in identifying students who will complete a PhD in physics.
  19. (Physical Sciences) Fixed and Growth Mindsets in Physics Graduate Admissions https://journals.aps.org/prper/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.13.020133 Study on the practices and perspectives among admissions committee members in physics, and implications for the participation of women and people from some racial/ethnic groups.
  20. (Life Sciences) Anti-Racism Resources for the Biomedical Research Training Community https://www.diversityprogramconsortium.org/pages/anti-racism_resources – lists of different types of resources, including actionable resource, resources for students, resources for faculty, resources for institutional leaders, academic literature and scholarship on racism and anti-racism in the biomedical sciences, anti-racism resources, and resources on self-care and mental health for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
  21. (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences) Unintended consequences: How science professors discourage women of color, Angela C. Johnson, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/sce.20208 Study examining how Black, Latina, and American Indian women science students experienced their undergraduate science classes.
  22. (Physical Sciences) African American Participation among Bachelors in the Physical Sciences and Engineering, Laura Merner, https://photos.aip.org/sites/default/files/statistics/minorities/africanamer-pse.13.2.pdf Data on African American bachelor’s degree recipients in the U.S.
  23. (Physical Sciences) Addressing Underrepresentation: Physics Teaching for All, Moses Rifkin, https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/1.4940167 Suggestions for approaches to teaching physics that may encourage persistence and achievement for students from diverse backgrounds.
  24. (Physical Sciences) Making Black Women Scientists under White Empiricism: The Racialization of Epistemology in Physics, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/704991?fbclid=IwAR0ZPytTGPmb8hCk6c6YyNZqTUyPf-fhNEsq9qz8SvOj1_AbaCRT5XuR6uY& Essay on the ways in which race and ethnicity may be related to “epistemic outcomes in physics, despite the universality of the laws that undergird physics.”
  25. (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences) Diversity in STEM: What It Is and Why It Matters, https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/diversity-in-stem-what-it-is-and-why-it-matters/#:~:text=Diversity%20in%20science%20refers%20to,that%20are%20traditionally%20well%20represented Essay on what diversity in science is and why it matters.
  26. (Life Sciences) Beyond Cultural Competence: Critical Consciousness, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2009/06000/A_Conceptual_Framework_for_the_Use_of_Illness.00033.aspx  In the context of medical education, an analysis of the concept of cultural competency and an argument that multicultural education must go beyond competency and foster a critical awareness of self and others, including making a commitment to address inequities.
  27. (Life Sciences) Anti-racist Interventions to Transform Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Departments https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-021-01522-z Presents a “toolkit of evidence-based interventions for academic departments to foster anti-racism in three areas” including classrooms, research laboratories, and departments, and summarizes racist and ethnocentric histories related to ecology, evolution, and conservation biology disciplines.
  28. (Physical Sciences) Teaching About Racial Equity in Introductory Physics Courses, Abigail R. Daane, Sierra R. Decker, and Vashti Sawtelle, https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/1.4999724 Suggestions for approaches to integrate equity units into university physics classes to address racial inequity.