Anti-bias resources

Reference this page to discover more information regarding diverse, equitable, and inclusive resource materials, events, and initiatives. Many of the resources are differentiated by your ability to watch, listen, or read them by the icons below. Please note, these are only a beginning point and not meant to be a comprehensive listing. We welcome additional resources to the list.

RESOURCE TOPIC INDEX


  • MIT events and initiatives
  • Keep learning with MIT
    • History of Race in the United States of America (USA)
    • Anti-Oppression
    • Queer & Trans Liberation
    • Racial Equity
    • Gender
    • Disability
    • Religion
    • STEM-Specific References
    • EverFi Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Online Module List of Recommended Resources
    • Inclusive Language and Pedagogy

MIT EVENTS AND INITIATIVES


MIT MLK Celebrations (1996 – Present) with multiple speakers including Aprill Ericksson, Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Paula Williams Harrison, Richard Tapia and more
It’s Intuitively Obvious by MIT students, faculty, and staff, 1996
History of MIT and the Legacy of Slavery
Gender/Race Imperative @ MIT led by Professor Anita Hill, 2017-2018
A Conversation about Race with Dr. Beverly D. Tatum, author of Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria, 2019

A Conversation about Race – Further Reading compiled by MIT Libraries
How you can prevent and address bias and discrimination @ MIT via Harassment, Discrimination, Bias, and Hate Incident Reporting Form
MIT Academic Department Climate Surveys
MIT Black History Project research effort sponsored by the Office of the Provost archiving 150+ years of the black experience at MIT.
MIT Department Diversity Statements“formal statement(s) from the leader of each MIT Department, Lab, Center on behalf of one’s department or group affirming MIT’s commitment to students’ health, diversity, and inclusion.”
MIT Reports about diversity, equity, and inclusion, 1949 – 2016 – including Report on the Status of Undergraduate Women at MIT (February 2016), Report on the Initiative for Faculty Race and Diversity (February 2010), and many more

KEEP LEARNING WITH MIT

  • Learn how to make a better MIT by taking additional courses via Atlas Learning Center:
    • Be Part of MIT’s Inclusive Community – multiple courses offered on-campus listed in the course catalog
    • GlobeSmart’s Creating an Inclusive Workplace
    • LinkedIn Learning – Become an Inclusive Leader Learning Path
    • EdX:
      • MichiganX Managing a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace for Public Libraries
      • MichiganX Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work
      • CatalystX Inclusive Leadership
      • ColumbiaX Inclusive Teaching: Supporting All Students in the College Classroom

HISTORY OF RACE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)


History of Whiteness from Kat Blaque

Teaching Hard History (of American Slavery) from Teaching Tolerance and Hasan Jeffries

White Supremacy Culture from Dismantling Racism
History of the Race Construct (in the United States) from Dismantling Racism

ANTI-OPPRESSION





White Fragility and Deconstructing Whiteness by Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
What Is: Privilege from Kat Blaque

Tips and Tools for Addressing Systemic Power by AORTA
Infiltration: How the Values of Systems of Oppression Tend to Arise in Organizations by AORTA
Implicit Associations Test from Harvard University
Dismantling Anti-Black Bias in Democratic Workplaces: A Toolkit by AORTA
Cultural Appropriation Resource Sheet by Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA)
10 Tips on Receiving Critical Feedback by Brooke Anderson

QUEER & TRANS LIBERATION


Trans Women are Women from Kat Blaque

Queer America by Teaching Tolerance with hosts Rupp and D’Emilio

Queer History Timeline by AORTA

RACIAL EQUITY


What is System Racism? By Race Forward
Facing Race Stories by Race Forward
#RaceAnd [VIDEOS] from Race Forward

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria by Beverly D. Tatum – MIT Reads Library Guide
White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies by Peggy McIntosh, Wellesley Centers for Women[
Racial Equity Fundamentals (Core Concepts + History of Racism and Movements + Resources focus on historic construction of racism in U.S. & ongoing resistance + Data + Resources) by Racial Equity Tools

GENDER


Uncovering Hidden Pathways by Jaleesa Trapp, MIT Media Lab
5 Ways To Recognize And Fight Sexism In The Workplace by Emily Van Devender

Why So Few? Women in STEM by AAUW
Combating Sexism in Academia Starts with Combating Implicit Bias by Laura Suggs
A Guide for Women in Cybersecurity by Cybersecurity Guide

DISABILITY


Invisible Disability by Jonathan Rogers

7 Ways to Fight Back Against Ableism by Donna Chambers
Dismantling Ableism: The Moral Imperative for School Leaders by Holly Manaseri and Joshua Bornstein

RELIGION


STEM-SPECIFIC REFERENCES


EVERFI DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION ONLINE MODULE LIST OF RECOMMENDED RESOURCES


What Pacific Islanders Want You to Know
The Urgency of Intersectionality
How Architecture Can Create Dignity for All
How Afro-Latinos Deal with Natural Hair
Buzzfeed: When You Have a Unique Name
Bryan Stevenson on #BriefButSpectacular
The Problem with Poodle Science

LGBTQ+ Religious Leaders Discuss Intersectional Identities
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: Rebels on Pointe
10 Ways to Check Your Privilege Around Poor and Working Class Friends
A Conversation with My Black Son
Whose Land Am I On?
Self Care Strategies for Survival
On “Person-First Language”: It’s Time to Actually Put the Person First
Make Your Own Mobility Animation
I’m Sick of Inaccessibility

Have any additional resources you’d like to add above?  Email your suggestions to GradDiversity@mit.edu