Earlier this June, TAME recommitted to the work addressing systemic and structural racism, acknowledging that social justice is at the core of STEM equity. At this moment, our responsibility to the students we serve requires us to look within our network and team and have courageous conversations to inform our work going forward.
Join us! Check out our Pinterest board below to find books, articles, and more to address anti-racism and equity in STEM education.
See anything we missed? The TAME Staff are committed to the ongoing dialogue and invite the TAME Family to share insight here: tame.org/survey
We will also keep this blog post updated with additional recommendations.
- Teaching Tolerance
- One of the leading resources for anti-racism work in schools and classrooms, offering free lesson plans, teaching strategies, film kits for online streaming, an extensive archive of magazine articles on educational equity, plus professional development in workshops, self-guided learning, podcasts, webinars, and more.
- Courageous Conversations
- Project Implicit
- Test yourself for hidden bias – ongoing free study begun in 1998 by psychologists at Harvard, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington. Hidden Bias Tests—called Implicit Association Tests, or IATs, in the academic world—measure unconscious bias. “Find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics.” Take as often as you like.
- What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently – June 2020. Article from The Atlantic about Black pedagogy by a principal and former teacher.
- How Indigenous, Black and POC Educators Envision a Better School Experience – June 2020. Article from KQED’s Mindshift. “#31DaysIBPOC is a blog series in its second year that spotlighted the voices of Indigenous, Black and people of color educators, pointing to “ways that the education system has harmed both IBPOC students and teachers.”
- How Ibram X. Kendi’s Definition of Antiracism Applies to Schools – Dec 2019. Bestselling author Kendi lays out how racist ideas and policies are perpetuated in education.
- How Black Girls Benefit When Math has Social Interaction and Ways to Learn Together – Mar 2020. “By analyzing interviews with 10 adolescents… Joseph and her co-authors found that social interactions with their teachers matter to Black girls. The girls contrasted positive math experiences with negative ones by emphasizing teachers’ patience, sense of humor, and ability to explain concepts in different ways.”
- Facilitating Critical Conversations With Students [PDF] – Fall 2016. “Before opening conversations about injustice with students, educators must consider how their own identities show up. This guide includes recommendations for work educators can do on their own to lay the groundwork for critical conversations.”
- Interrupting Bias in Academic Settings – Feb 2017. From the National Center for Women & Information Technology. “Use this resource to help you practice ways to interrupt bias in real-life situations… Helps introduce implicit bias in a productive, nonjudgmental way that will lead to better discussion of how to interrupt bias in the toolkit scenarios.”
- The science divide: Why do Latino and black students leave STEM majors at higher rates?
May 2019. “Black and Latino college students transfer or drop out of STEM programs — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — at higher rates than their white peers, according to a recent study published in the journal Education Researcher.”
- Separate & Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege – July 2013. Study published by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. “The higher education system is more and more complicit as a passive agent in the systematic reproduction of white racial privilege across generations. [This report] analyzes enrollment trends at 4,400 postsecondary institutions by race and institutional selectivity over the past 15 years.”
- Black Scientists Call Out Racism in Their Institutions – June 2020. “Black scientists and students are sharing their experiences on Twitter of being dismissed and discriminated against in academia using the hashtag #BlackintheIvory. Many also participated in a June 10th strike meant to shut down STEM industries in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Thousands of tweets detailing what it’s like to be black in the ivory towers of universities and research institutions point to deep-seated problems.”