Last spring and summer we saw a surge in declarations of anti-racism from health and medicine-related institutions. If you’re looking at the calendar, you might notice it’s time we start asking for receipts.
In thinking about opportunities and areas of resistance re: institutional change, I’ve been diving into reading about diversity efforts in higher education. I am finding these readings helpful documents of how diversity can (or fails) to happen. I am hoping this can inform all of us on how to think harder and in much greater detail on how anti-racism is (or is not) going to happen.
Leading or been appointed to a new anti-racism committee/initiative/insert-actiony-sounding-name-here? Check out the following:
- Ray V. “A theory of racialized organizations.” American Sociological Review 84.1 (2019): 26-53.
- Ray V, Herd P, Moynihan D. Racialized burdens: Applying racial organization theory to the administrative state. SocArXiv. December 9, 2020.
- Diversity Regimes by James Thomas
- On Being Included by Sara Ahmed
- The Enigma of Diversity by Ellen Berrey