National Museum of African American History & Culture

Talking About Race
To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.

University Libraries Resources

We offer these resources to the campus community as we grieve, feel anger and are moved to act in the wake of ongoing police brutality towards Black people and people of color.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching inclusively means embracing student diversity in all forms — such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, gender identity, socioeconomic background, ideology, and even personality traits like introversion — as an asset. It means designing and teaching courses in ways that foster success for all our students. It further means mindfully removing barriers for traditionally underserved students by actively fostering a sense of belonging, providing equitable access to course materials, and creating a safe classroom environment. 

 J. Fitzgerald Pickens II, President, Black Student Alliance, CU Boulder

Inclusive Community of Practice at CU Boulder

The Inclusive Communities of Practice (ICoP) was created a few years ago with the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement hosted various speakers to spark conversation about inclusive excellence. Through those workshops, an email list was created called the "Inclusivity Network". As ICoP evolved, a mission was created: to provide opportunities where faculty, staff and students can talk openly about addressing issues of inequity and oppression, and work on developing inclusive practices for everyday lived experiences on campus, in the classroom, research environments, and in the workplace. The course is listed in Canvas.

Office of Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement

CU Boulder recognizes its obligation to redress systemic racism and to foster a campus culture that confronts racism and promotes equity for students, faculty and staff. CU Boulder commits to taking a series of immediate actions in advance of the Fall 2020 semester. These actions are CU Boulder’s initial response and will be augmented with other actions that will occur in the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as long-term actions that will extend into Academic Year 2021. Additionally, these actions will be coordinated as part of the implementation of the Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan, approved earlier this year, through which we will drive priorities moving forward.

 Petition development by Ruth Woldemichael & Olivia Gardner, BSA membersBlack Student Alliance

Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University

The mission of the BU Center for Antiracist Research is to convene varied researchers and practitioners to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice.

Black Student Alliance, University of Colorado Boulder

BSA Organizational Statement: As students, we have developed distinct values, beliefs and behaviors, which greatly benefit our campus. This collective consciousness enables our community and helps define our own identity as Black & underrepresented students at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The Black Student Alliance is an organization that serves as an advocate of the Black/African American student and as ally to all other underrepresented voices on campus.

We wish to expose all students, faculty, and staff of the University of Colorado Boulder to new ideas and experiences in order to create positive change.

Inclusive Teaching Practices at Denver University

Inclusive teaching practices require us to engage the wealth of intersecting social identities and positionalities that faculty and students bring to the classroom. Whether face-to-face or online, inclusion must not be an afterthought. Rather, it should permeate every aspect of curriculum and course design, classroom management, and assessment of teaching and learning.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

Obama Foundation

We work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to list, have left our nation anguished and outraged. While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. Find resources to learn what you can do to create a more just and equitable world.

Decolonizing Art History

Essay by Catherine Grant and Dorothy Price (published Jan. 22, 2020)
Whilst postcolonial studies and critical race studies have been informing and challenging the shape of art history for several decades, new generations of students, scholars, critics, curators, collectors, artists and audiences are seeking radical re‐evaluations of the academy and those cultural institutions who hold themselves up as standard‐bearers of our collective cultural heritage. But, what, if anything, is specific about the current moment's demands to reassess how universities, museums, and galleries teach, research, collect and exhibit? How can art historians, curators, collectors, museum directors, artists and writers respond to the call to decolonize art history? How can we draw from the rich legacy of postcolonial, feminist, queer and Marxist perspectives within art history, and what are the new theoretical perspectives that are needed?