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Anti-Racism Resources

AAA reaffirms its commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and human rights. We call on our colleagues to apply their professional research, scholarship, practice, and teaching to overturning the deeply entrenched institutional sources of race-based inequality that are barriers to a more just and sustainable world 

The resources collected below were pulled from various publications, websites, and news outlets. It is our hope that they will provide anthropologists and others with the tools they need to have open and fact-based conversations about race in their communities.  

This page will be updated regularly. If you have information you would like to share, please email Jeff Martin at jmartin@americananthro.org.   

Teach
  • The Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA) is an open-access collection of pre-twentieth-century Caribbean texts, maps, and images. 

  • The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, created in 2017, provides a space for the anthropologists to share resources pertaining to the Black Lives Matter movement. This project will be updated with additional resources and strategies for teaching and responding to the present moment.  

  • RACE: A Teacher's Guide provides educators with the tools to address race and human variation in the classroom. 

  • Access a list of books and other additional readings from the Anthropology News website here which were complied following the 2017 Charlottesville, VA attack. 
  • Organize an event in your community using the resources from the RACE website in an open house or at a community center, library, museum or local K-12 school.

  • The Seeing I to I app includes a narrated survey to anonymously register how different members of your school community (students, parents, teachers, non-teaching staff) see treatment of different groups of students in terms of respect and/or bias. 
Learn
  • #CiteBlackWomen is a 2020 Twitter thread from Christen A. Smith offering resources that support the struggle to preserve and protect black life.

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • collection of citations for articles published in Eighteenth-Century Studies and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture that examine racism, the concept of race, and African identity under strained race relations.

  • ‘1619,’ a Podcast from The New York Times, discusses how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling. 

  • "Becoming Anti-Racist: Being a better advisor, lab mate, and friend to Black colleagues" is the work of graduate students Angeline Dukes and Elena Dominguez alongside faculty member, Dr. Autumn Ivy

  • Teaching Sociology - Race and Ethnicity Resources from the American Sociological Association.
     
     
  • Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the groundbreaking RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality - and unreality - of race. This comprehensive website includes resources for teachers, researchers, and families. 

  • The National Museum of African-American History & Culture website, Talking Race, provides tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation. 

  • How do you talk to kids about race? A Family Guide to Talking About Race is designed to help parents and caregivers talk to kids, ages 3 -10, about race and racism. 

  • Lived Experienced, from the RACE Project, challenges what you think you already know about race. 

  • Human variation exists on a spectrum that can’t be easily divided into races; we are more alike than we are different. "Race" is not a scientific, biological fact, but as expert Yolanda Moses says, "this doesn't mean race isn't real. Politically and culturally, race is a very real fact." Read the full American Anthropological Association statement on race.

  • Race, Racism, and Protesting Anthropology is an open-access collection of articles that examine work by scholars applying anthropology to contemporary protests. This issue of Open Anthropology from 2015 includes articles that address Ferguson, the contributions made by anthropologists of color, and the nature of white supremacy in the US.

 

 

 

Discuss
  • AAA member Donna Auston's 2017 interview with University of Queensland's World 101X about her research on Black Lives Matter is available here. She provides a detailed discussion of race, Islamophobia, and state violence in the US, as well as of anthropological methods and public anthropology in times of social crisis.

  • "Speaking of Race" is a podcast out of the University of Alabama produced by a group of concerned professors coming from a constructivist position who want to share our ideas about race, science, and society.
Additional Resources

Statement from AAA - A Rush to Judgment Rather Than Justice

Statements from AAA Sections: 

Statements from Consortium of Social Science Associations