Resources on Racial Injustice

This page contains a list of resources that we hope can help you. Some resources include information about how to get support from MIT or others. Other resources may be helpful in understanding current and historical events.


This list is incomplete; no doubt some important resources have been omitted unintentionally. If you think some resource you know of should be included, please email aeroastro-refs@mit.edu with information about the resource, and we will update the document.

MIT Resources

  • MIT Mental Health and Counseling: 617-253-2916 (days), 617-253-4481 (nights & weekends)
  • Institute Community Equity Officer (ICEO): John Dozier, jdozier@mit.edu 
  • Institute Discrimination and Harrassment Response Office (IDHR): idhr@mit.edu 
    • File a report on incidents of discrimination and discriminatory harassment
  • Office of Graduate Education: 617-253-4860, grad-edu@mit.edu
  • Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life, askachaplain@mit.edu
  • Office of Minority Education, 617-253-5010, omemit@mit.edu
  • SPXCE 
  • GSC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee: gsc-diversity@mit.edu
    • Please feel free to send us any concerns or ideas regarding racial equity and justice on campus. We are also looking for students to get involved!  
  • The MIT Community Vigil Resources page
    • Student Mental Health and Counseling Services (SMH&C) is launching a new workshop series for students on responding to and processing racial microaggressions and healing from racial incidents, facilitated by Dr. Sejal Patel. Please reach out to SMH&C at (617) 253-2916 or Dr. Patel, SMH&C Group Coordinator at patel@med.mit.edu for more information.
    • Leslie Langston, LICSW and Sejal Patel, PsyD will also offer a new discussion group for students of color: topics will include coping with recent events of targeted violence toward communities of color as well as the compounded disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. Please reach out to SMH&C at (617) 253-2916 or Dr. Patel, SMH&C Group Coordinator at patel@med.mit.edu for more information.
  • MIT Black History Project
  • MIT Opencourseware African American Studies

Resources for Parents

Resources for Antiracist Allies (as collected by the GSC DEI)

Resources for Antiracist Allies in Spanish (as collected by LCC)

Relevant non-news media

Books

  • James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time 
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me
  • Michelle Alexander: The New Jim Crow
  • Ibram X Kendi: How to Be An Anti-Racist
  • Ibram Kendi: Stamped from the Beginning
  • Ijeoma Oluo: So You Want to Talk About Race
  • Claude M. Steele: Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do
  • Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility 

Movies and TV

  • Just Mercy 
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • Whose Streets (Hulu)

TED talks

Articles and Letters

Poetry

Healthcare

Policing, Police Violence, and Police Abolition

Prisons

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