Message from SHAE Dean and Black Lives Matter Resources

A Message from Cynthia Scheinberg, Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Education

Because of the disciplines represented in the School of Arts, Humanities and Education (SHAE), we have a  special role in the academy to foreground the literatures, histories, philosophies, arts and educational resources on legacies of slavery, oppression and racial injustice, as well as  center the voices and the experiences of Black and Brown lives in our country. I am so proud that we have such strong SHAE leadership in so many departments on issues of social and racial justice, and faculty throughout the school for whom this work is central to everything they do in their classrooms. Here, I wanted to highlight  some of the resources our faculty suggest regarding the ongoing social protest against police brutality and racial justice in this country, as well as anti-racist resources. As  Dean, I support any and all work that can grow our individual and collective capacity to dismantle oppression and foreground racial justice in SHAE courses, programs and pedagogies, as well as in our wider world and country-- all in the name of helping our students and ourselves become (or continue to work as) effective agents of change.  


From the Department of History and Cultural Studies

Black Lives Matter Movement and Resources

Black Lives Matter Syllabus

Prison Abolition Syllabus 2.0

Black Voters Matter Project

Anti-racist resources for all ages

How to Help in Minneapolis

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Anti-racist Reading List

Understanding and Dismantling Racism: a Booklist for White Readers

Books about Racism for Adults and Children

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85: A Sourcebook

From the Department of Education

Resources for Teaching About Racism and Police Violence

From the Department of Philosophy

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack 

       Book Recommendations:

         The Future of Whiteness, Linda Martí Alcoff 

         Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect, George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson

         Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race, Derald Wing Sue 

         Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad (new! 2020)

         Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege, Shannon Sullivan

         Black Bodies/White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race  George Yancy 

         Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk about Fears, Sorrows, Hopes (co editors George Yancy/ Susan Hadley/Maria del Guadalupe Davidson)

         Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins