Black Lives Matter & inter-cultural competency resource list

Pedagogy Resources

James Baldwin, “A Talk to Teachers.” October 16, 1963

2 documents on Micro-aggressions shared by our sisters at SUNY Binghamton (Kendi says no such thing as MICRO when it comes to racialized aggression):

Interrupting Microaggressions

Creating Inclusive Online Spaces (Community Agreements) – Mathhea Marquart (Columbia Univ.) and Beth Counselman Carpenter (Univ CT)

Black Lives Matter @ School, thanks to Dr. Kiersten Greene

 “Want to Reach All of your Students? Here’s How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive,” Viji Sathy and Kelly Hogan, Chronicle of Higher Education 22 July, 2019. Making Your Teaching More Inclusive (CHE 7-22-19)

 Cultural Humility – Gale Lynch (The New School) and Molly Jolliff (Univ. Rochester)

Todxs Cuentan: Building Community and Welcoming Humanity from the First Day of Class, by Mathematics Professor Federico Ardila – Montilla (Thank you Andrea Gatzke!)

An Essay for Teachers Who Understand Racism is Real, Education Week, June 28, 2020. Bettina Love

Bettina Love EdWeek

D & I Student Leader anecdotes of racialized harm at NP 2019

Resources to promote diversity, equity & inclusion provided by SUNY NP Interim Provost Barbara Lyman, Diversity & Inclusion Council & Co.:

Below are links to best practices for inclusive instruction that address accessibility concerns as well as issues of micro-aggressions in the classroom.  We want to ask for your help in sharing these resources with your deans, faculty affairs leadership, and centers for excellence in teaching to assist faculty members in proactively addressing issues of inclusion and equity that may arise in the online and distance learning environments.

Resources and Readings for Teaching Reduced Inequalities  compiled by Linda Gironda, Esq.

Reduced Inequalities resources – L Gironda 2020

Materials for Teaching Inter-cultural Competency

Eva Haug, What is Culture?

Derek Silver on inter-cultural competency, “Weird or just different?”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story” (6.7 million views)

Recent articles by Dr. Harvey Charles and Darla K. Deardorff:
(Re)Learning to Live Together in 2020:
Anti-Racism in International Education,
with Dr. Harvey Charles, Darla K. Deardorff, and Karin Fischer.
You can watch this panel here:
ABA 21 day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
Check out the American Bar Association 21 day syllabus:

History, Inspiration & Inquiry

John Lewis, Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation, The New York Times, July 30, 2020

On Being with Krista Tippet, July 8, 2020: Resmaa Menakem & Robin DiAngelo

American Public Media

The show we released with Minneapolis-based trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem in the weeks after George Floyd’s killing has become one of our most popular episodes, and has touched listeners and galvanized personal searching. So we said yes when Resmaa, author of My Grandmother’s Hands, proposed that he join On Being again, this time together with Robin DiAngelo, the author of White Fragility.

White Fragility is Real but White Fragility is Flawed,” Washington Post, June 18, 2020. Carlos Lozada

The Dehumanizing Condescension of White Fragility,” The Atlantic, July 15, 2020. John McWhorter


Black Workers at Universities are often Left Out of Conversations About Race

Inside Higher Ed

October 27, 2020

SUNY – Specific 

The SUNY Black Faculty and Staff Collective’s Call to Action

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Teaching children to be antiracist

Award-winning author Ibram X. Kendi discusses his latest book, ‘Antiracist Baby’