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Campus Resources

From the Department of Multicultural Life
Asian/Asian American Resources in response to COVID-19 – an ongoing working document to provide resources for Asian/Asian American identified individuals or groups that face hate crimes or discrimination in the wake of the pandemic.

From the Civic Engagement Center
Centering Black Lives – learn more about specific ways you can center Black lives in a manner that best fits your strengths, values, and interests using the social change wheel as a framework.

Recommended Reading from the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching
Living in Minneapolis while black: How George Floyd’s city feels to me – Dara Beevas, New York Daily News

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances Are They’re Not – Danielle Cadet, Refinery29

Remember, No One is Coming to Save Us – Roxane Gay, New York Times

Alumni Board Diversity Working Group
We invite you to view our Anti-Racist Resources page for additional reading and learning.

DeWitt Wallace Library Research Guides
American Studies: Getting Started

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Group

Beyond Blood and Skin: The Global Production and Consequences of Race and Racisms: International Roundtable 2018

Multiculturalism at Macalester and the History of the Expanded Educational Opportunities (EEO)Program

POCI Community

POC Online Classroom – founded by alum Abaki Beck ‘15, this resource aims to “amplify the voices of marginalized communities, educate others and ourselves on critical social justice issues, empower marginalized peoples, and incite change. Comment end 

Call for unity by the Coalition of Asian American Leaders

South Asians and Black Lives – Deepa Iyer, Medium

20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now – Michelle Kim, Medium

White Folks

Jim Stewart’s Historical Tonic for Fragile White Folks – a series of sixteen mini-lectures by Professor Emeritus Jim Stewart. You can find more information about the series in this feature by the Mac Weekly.

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice – Corinne Shutack, Medium

Anti-racism resources for white people – Google doc

Me And White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad – faculty, staff, and students who are part of the Unlearning White Supremacy cohort are using this book as a conversation and action guide for the 2020-2021 school year.

Faculty Interviews

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Race and Policing: History and Possibilities for the Future
Alumni webinar and Q&A with Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies


WBEZ – Root Causes of Recent George Floyd Protest
Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies

Big Questions Series: Why isn’t inclusion enough?
Marjorie Trueblood, Dean of Multicultural Life
Donna Maeda, Dean of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship

Alumni Interviews

Expanded Education Opportunities Program
Barbara Phillips ’71, Melvin Collins’ 75 with Brian Rosenberg

Student Videos

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Black Entrepreneurship: Course Project