Addressing Systemic Racism

The Kathryn A. Martin Library has a resource page with articles and e-books available on topics related to anti-racism.

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) curated the following list of articles, toolkits, and organizations for alumni and friends who want to learn about systemic racism and want help taking action (see below).


Irresistible. (2020, June 2). Healing Resources for BIPOC Organizers & Allies Taking Action for Black Lives.

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McCarthy J. and Rodriguez L. (June 2, 2020.) 7 Ways You Can Step Up for Racial Justice Right Now. Global Citizen.

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Racism 101 Showing Up for Racial Justice. SURJ Network.

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Talking About Race. National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian.

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Showing up for Racial Justice. (May 27, 2020). 5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence.

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Van Der Valk A. (Summer 2019, Issue 62). You and White Supremacy: A Challenge to Educators. 

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Williams T. Research Shows Entire Black Communities Suffer Trauma After Police Shootings. Yes! Magazine.

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Cadet D. (May 28, 2020). Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not. Refinery29.

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Jaime A. (2020, June 1). How Latinx People Can Fight Anti-Black Racism in Our Own Culture.

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Jones K. and Okun T. (2001). The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture.  Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups.

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Powell j. a. (2020, June 2). We're in a moment of collective trauma. But there are glimmers of hope. Othering and Belonging Institute.

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Le V.. (2019, August 19). Creating content? Here’s an Equity Screen to use from Nonprofit AF.

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UMD Campus Climate Goal 2 Resource Guide

This online resource guide is a collection of resources that have been most helpful to us along the way. We encourage you to begin with yourself by exploring resources to facilitate your own journey toward a more inclusive lens.

For White Teachers & Parents Developing Racial Consciousness and Moving into Action (& the POC Working or In Relationship with Them)

(Document compiled by Christine Saxman at in December 2019)

An Educators Guide to This Moment: Resources for Educators, Parents, and Students

(Document compiled by John Landesman at EquityMatters in May 2020)

Shareable Anti-racism Resource Guide

(Document compiled by Tasha K in June 2, 2020)  

Anti-racism resources for white people

(Document compile by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020)


NAACP Duluth Branch

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Showing Up for Racial Justice

A nationwide network with an intersectional focus, dedicated to organizing white people to help create a racially just society

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial

CJMM works to foster racial justice and promote healing and reconciliation in our community.

Project Nia

Project Nia works to end the incarceration of children and young adults by promoting restorative and transformative justice practices.

Color of Change 

Leads a number of efforts to improve and support Black communities including ending cash bail and stopping anti-Black violence.

Black Visions Collective 

Dedicated to Black liberation and collective liberation. The Minnesota-based organization seeks justice for the local Black community.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 

Fights racial injustice through legal action via litigation, education, and working to improve inclusivity in judicial appointments and legislations.

North Star Health Collective

The Minneapolis-based North Star Health Collective is a group of nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers who provide medical assistance for protestors and those at related events.