Skip To Content

Spelman Scholar Strike Resources

Call to Action: Say Something! Do Something! Resources

Websites / Videos / Media


African Americans and Police Brutality
• Taylor, C. (2013). Introduction: African Americans, police brutality, and the US criminal justice system. Journal of African American History, 98(2), 200-204.

Black Women and Black Lives Matter
• Patton, L. D., & Njoku, N. R. (2019). Theorizing Black women’s experiences with institution-sanctioned violence: A# BlackLivesMatter imperative toward Black liberation on campus. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32(9), 1162-1182.

Experiences of Discrimination and Coping among Black Women
• Dickens, D. D., & Chavez, E. L. (2018). Navigating the workplace: The costs and benefits of shifting identities at work among early career US Black women. Sex Roles, 78(11-12), 760-774.

Gendered Racism in Physics
• Dickens, D., Jones, M., & Hall, N. (2020). Being a token Black female Faculty member in physics: Exploring research on gendered racism, identity shifting as a coping strategy, and inclusivity in physics. The Physics Teacher, 58(5), 335-337.

Police Brutality and Black Women
• Crenshaw, K., Ritchie, A., Anspach, R., Gilmer, R., & Harris, L. (2015). Say her name: Resisting police brutality against black women. African American Policy Forum.

Policing in Urban Areas
• Meeks, D. (2006). Police militarization in urban areas: The obscure war against the underclass. The Black Scholar, 35(4), 33-41.

Psychology of Racism
• Salter, P. S., Adams, G., & Perez, M. J. (2018). Racism in the structure of everyday worlds: A cultural-psychological perspective. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(3), 150-155.

Racial Disparities and the Criminal Justice System

• Crosby, D., & Brazelton, S.R. (2017). The disadvantages of African American and Somali men in the US criminal justice system. Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, 6(1), 99-120.
• Hetey, R. C., & Eberhardt, J. L. (2018). The numbers don’t speak for themselves: Racial disparities and the persistence of inequality in the criminal justice system. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(3), 183-187.

Race and Nation
• Carter, N. M., & Efrén, O.P. (2016). Race and nation: How racial hierarchy shapes national attachments. Political Psychology 37(4), 497-513.

Resettled African Refugees and Affirmative Action
• Crosby, D.B., & Heslup Bah, J. (2016). Affirmative action and refugees of color: Starting the conversation. The Journal of Race & Policy 12(2), 39-50.

White Privilege
• Phillips, L. T., & Lowery, B. S. (2018). Herd invisibility: The psychology of racial privilege. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(3), 156-162.


• Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be Antiracist (One World, 2019)

Mass Incarceration

• Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New Press, 2012)
• Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (One World, 2015)
• Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? (7 Stories Press, 2003)

Policy Reform
• Movement for Black Lives, A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice (Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform, 2016)

Racism in the Context of Education
• Carter Godwin Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro (Chump Change, 2016)
• Beverly Daniel Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (Basic Books, 2017)

Slave Experience
• Willie Lynch, The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014)

Systemic Racism
• Marc Lamont Hill, Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond (Simon & Schuster, 2016)
• Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Random House, 2020)
• Ta-Nehesi Coates, Between the World and Me (One World, 2015)

White Supremacy
• Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Beacon Press, 2018)