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Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) Resources

These web pages provide reading and information regarding Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) issues. If you would like to suggest additional relevant resources to be added, please email them to Alan Goldberg, Associate Chair, IDARE, Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. 




The trauma of systematic racism is killing Black women. A first step toward change... TedTalk, T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison

Why you should not bring your authentic self to work, Jodi-Ann Burey, December 2020, TEDxSeattle

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,  September 2020 

How racism makes us sick | TEDMED, November 2016 (17:20)

 In this eye-opening talk, David R. Williams  presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system -- and offers hopeful examples of programs across the US that are working to dismantle discrimination.

Shofars and Ships 
Rosh Hashanah (New Year) sermon of Rabbi Daniel Cozin -Burg (Beth Am Synagogue, Eutaw St. Baltimore)
October 2020

Two Sides of the Redline: How Policy Shaped a City of Neighborhoods (1 hour)
Hosted by the Maryland Historical Society
Aug 7, 2020

In this virtual program experts outline the practice of redlining in Baltimore and discuss the historical, demographic, economic, and traumatic impact these policies continue to have on Black communities today.

History of Housing Discrimination and Redlining in Baltimore (5:44)
Hosted by the Maryland Historical Society
July 1, 2020

In this video, Maryland Historical Society’s Museum Learning Manager, Alexander Lothstein, shares the history and consequences of redlining. Originally produced for the Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights.

Explore and Compare the Maps

1937 HOLC Residential Security Map, courtesy of Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries. View here.

Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development CodeMap

Holy Post - Race in America  |  June 2020

We need to talk about race. Why are people angry? Why so upset? Didn't we elect a black president? Pass civil rights laws? Isn't racism illegal now? Three years ago my brother Rob and I co-taught a class that discussed issues of racial injustice. That class turned into a popular podcast episode, which we've now turned into this video. Why are people still angry? Let's take a look at race in America...

The Difference between being “not racist” and antiracist | TED Talk (51:06)
Ibram X. Kendi
June 9, 2020

There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs. Learn how you can actively use this awareness to uproot injustice and inequality in the world -- and replace it with love. (This virtual interview, hosted by TED's current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers and speaker development curator Cloe Shasha).

White Fragility (1:23:30), Dr. Robin DiAngelo, July 3, 2018

The urgency of intersectionality | TED Talk (18:49), Kimberlé Crenshaw, Dec 7, 2016

Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion | TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26), Peggy McIntosh


What so many get wrong about racism in the workplace, Fingerprint for Success, May 2021

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others, Pepperdine University

Ronald Crutcher’s Racial Reckoning: How the University of Richmond’s first Black president found himself at odds with student activists, The Chronicle of Higher Education,  April 28, 2021 

How People Of Color Can Experience Grief Differently Than White People: Marginalized communities are affected by loss in unique and painful ways. Here's how, plus some resources for coping. HUFFPOST, April 12, 2021

Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome, Harvard Business Review, February11, 2021 

From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter: Protest expert Aldon Morris explains how social justice movements succeedScientific American, February 3, 2021  

Why Did Racial Progress Stall in America? The answer may show us the path out of our fractured and polarized present. 
Opinion Piece, The New York Times, December 4, 2020

The Double Jeopardy of Environmental Racism
JHSPH Magazine COVID-19 Special Edition 2020

For Blacks and Other Minorities, Transportation Inequities Often Keep Opportunities Out of Reach
JHSPH Magazine COVID-19 Special Edition 2020

Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab

PLOS Computational Biology |  October 1, 2020, V. Bala Chaudhary, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

103 Things White People Can Do for Racial JusticeMedium, Corinne Shutack | Aug. 23, 2020

Is This the Beginning of the End of American Racism? Donald Trump has revealed the depths of the country’s prejudice—and has inadvertently forced a reckoning (30 minutes on Soundcloud & print)

This article appears in the September 2020 print edition with the headline “The End of Denial."

Reconciliation Must Be Televised. What is the next step as America confronts its racism? A broadcast spectacle, our critic writes, that could look like court, a telethon, therapy, an Oprah show — and more. New York Times, Wesley Morris | July 30, 2020 

Wage gap robs Black women in D.C. of almost $2 million over lifetime, analysis findsWashington Post, Samantha Schmidt | July 29, 2020

At 88, he is a historical rarity — the living son of a slave Washington Post, Sydney Trent | July 27, 2020

Medical Schools Have Historically Been Wrong on Race While the blatant horrors of the past are gone, the ideas that fueled race-based medicine stubbornly linger. We can change. New York Times, Dr. Damon Tweedy | July 27, 2020

What is a microaggression? 14 things people think are fine to say at work — but are actually racist, sexist, or offensiveBusiness Insider, Marguerite Ward and Rachel Premack | Jul 24, 2020

Opinion | How Larry Hogan Kept Blacks in Baltimore Segregated and PoorHogan portrays himself as a moderate who cares about minorities, but his decisions tell a different story—particularly his decision to cancel Baltimore’s Red Line. Politico, Sheryll Cashin | July 18, 2020

White Supremacy Was Her World. And Then She Left. To stop hate, we have to understand it. New York Times, Seyward Darby | July 17, 2020

How to explain systemic racism to non-liberals like meWashington Post, Megan McArdle | July 14, 2020

Anti-Semitic posts — and tepid reactions — should enrage us We must consider why DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic comments drew less outrage than other types of hateful language, by Mitch Albom,Detroit Free Press | July 12, 2020

Reparations bill gets new attention amid BLM. Could other nations provide a blueprint? Reparations for historical crimes and injustices such as slavery and genocide have been made in other countries. Will the USA join the list? USA Today, Kim Hjelmgaard | July 10, 2020

What the police really believeInside the distinctive, largely unknown ideology of American policing — and how it justifies racist violence. Vox, Zack Beauchamp | Jul 7, 2020

What Can We Do to Combat Anti-Black Racism in the Biomedical Research Enterprise? National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Dr. Jon Lorsch, Dr. Kenneth Gibbs, Dr. Alison Gammie | June 10, 2020

What it really means to be an anti-racist, and why it's not the same as being an ally  (15 minute read)

Business Insider, Hillary Hoffower | Jun 8, 2020, A basic primer on anti-racism, and snippets of other useful information. See the title of the book in one of the pictures.    

I could have been George Floyd – many times The Cancer Letter, Robert Winn, MD | June 5, 2020 

I could have been George Floyd, tooThe Cancer Letter, Otis Brawley, MD | June 5, 2020

A Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Explains Why This Time is DifferentNew Yorker, Isaac Chotiner | June 3, 2020

Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?The Bold Italic, Courtney Martin | June 1, 2020

One Thing the Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped: Aggressive Medical-Debt Collection by Alec MacGillis | ProPublica | April 28, 2020

Black People Need Stronger White Allies — Here’s How You Can Be OneRefinery29, Stephanie Long | May 27, 2020

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America? Americans don’t see me, or Ahmaud Arbery, running down the road - they see their fear. The Atlantic, Ibram X. Kendi | May 12, 2020

When Bias Is Coded Into Our TechnologyNPR Code Switch, Jennifer 8. Lee | February 8, 2020

Activists rally for Hopkins, other nonprofits to ‘pay their fair share’ as Baltimore council reviews tax deal by, Talia Richman, The Baltimore Sun, Dec. 2019

The 1619 Project (all the articles) The New York Times Magazine | Aug 2019

The Intersectionality WarsVox, Jane Coaston | May 28, 2019

Want To Help End Racism In The Food System? by Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman is the author of 30 books, including the How to Cook Everything series and the #1 New York Times bestseller VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good. He was a food journalist and columnist, opinion columnist, and the lead magazine food writer at the New York Times, where he started writing in 1984 and stayed for 30 years. 

The Matter of Black Lives A new kind of movement found its moment. What will its future be? |  New Yorker, Jelani Cob | March 7, 2016

Racism in the Academe The New MillenniumAdditional findings of the Commission on Race and Racism in Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association. Feb 2012

On Race: The Relevance of Saying 'Minority'NPR, Edward Schumacher-Matos | August 29, 2011

My Life as an Undocumented ImmigrantNYT Magazine, Jose Antonio Vargas | June 22, 2011


Racial Equity Tools Glossary

Words and their multiple uses reflect the tremendous diversity that characterizes our society. Indeed, universally agreed upon language on issues relating to racism is nonexistent. We discovered that even the most frequently used words in any discussion on race can easily cause confusion, which leads to controversy and hostility. It is essential to achieve some degree of shared understanding, particularly when using the most common terms. In this way, the quality of dialogue and discourse on race can be enhanced.

JHU Diversity Leadership Council

Comprised of about 50 members from across all nine divisions of Johns Hopkins, the Diversity Leadership Council advises university President Ronald Daniels on matters of diversity and inclusion. It encourages programs that are supporting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity at the university and health system and urges progress in areas where the institutions need to improve.


National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities: The Science of Health Disparities Research Textbook 

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Cutting School: The Segrenomics of American Education by Noliwe Rooks

Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City by Antero Pietila 
The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space In America by Lawrence Brown, PhD

The Lines Between Us by Lawrence Lanahan

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, June 2014

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy

The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics by Angie Maxwell and Angie Maxwell

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

7 Anti-Racist Books Recommended by Educators and Activists New Yorker |  June 5, 2020

5 Books About Black Movements and Systemic Racism in America Lawrence Ware | June 3, 2020

Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health ProfessionalEdited by: Chandra L. Ford, PhD, Derek M. Griffith, PhD, Marino A. Bruce, PhD and Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH | Aug 2019

An Antiracist Reading ListIbram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage. The New York Times, May 29, 2019

The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care SystemDavid Barton Smith | July 1, 2016

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in AcademiaGabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs | Oct 2012 

On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional LifeSara Ahmed | March 2012 

Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American CityAntero Pietila | March 16, 2010

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Illustrated Edition

Harriet A. Washington | Jan 8, 2008

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired. Black Women's Health Activism in America, 1890-1950Susan L. Smith | 1995

How To Be An AntiracistIbram X. Kendi | August 13, 2019

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About RacismRobin DiAngelo, PhD | 2018

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century AmericaIra Katznelson | 2005

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessMichelle Alexander | January 7, 2020

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated AmericaRichard Rothstein | 2018

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the BeginningJason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi | March 10, 2020

So You Want to Talk About RaceIjeoma Oluo | 2018

Redefining RealnessJanet Mock | December 2, 2014

Raising Our HandsJenna Arnold | June 23, 2020

Race and Manifest Destiny: The Origins of American Racial Anglo-SaxonismReginald Horsman | 1986

Me and White SupremacyLayla F. Saad | Jan 2020

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of ColorAndrea J. Ritchie | August 2017


Health Equity Style Guide for the COVID-19 Response: Principles and Preferred Terms for Non- Stigmatizing, Bias-Free Language  |  CDC, Jan 2021

Reducing Racial Inequities in Health: Using What We Already Know to Take Action | David R. Williams and Lisa A. Cooper | Feb 2019

Anti-racist pedagogy: from faculty’s self-reflection to organizing within and beyond the classroom | Kyoko Kishimoto | Oct 28, 2016

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups | Craig Elliott PhD | 2016

Racism and Health I: Pathways and Scientific Evidence |  Aug 1, 2013

Racism and Health II: A Needed Research Agenda for Effective Interventions  |  Aug 1, 2013  | Publications by: David R. Williams

Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also a Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. Previously, he served 6 years on the faculty of Yale University and 14 at the University of Michigan. He holds an MPH from Loma Linda University and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

Baltimore Lead Paint Study was a controversial clinical study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute in poor Baltimorean neighborhoods during the 1990s. The purpose of the study was to investigate the health effects of lead paint in children and the effectiveness of lower cost techniques in abating lead content in residential properties.






Robin DiAngelo, PhD Critical Racial & Social Justice Education

Anti Racism Project 

Strategies to Make Your Course Content More Inclusive Equity Focused and Antiracist. A Twitter thread for profs and instructors (especially white profs) on making your course content more explicitly inclusive, equity-focused, and anti-racist by Valerie A. Lewis. June 5, 2020.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Peggy McIntosh | 1988
Excerpted from Working Paper 189. "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies"

Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum. The ARPAC Institute provides intensive training for faculty committed to incorporating anti-racist pedagogy into their courses; it is not a train-the-trainer program.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the ARPAC Institute will be postponed until Summer 2021.

The Combahee River Collective Statement

[1] This statement is dated April 1977.

[2] Wallace, Michele. "A Black Feminist's Search for Sisterhood," The Village Voice, 28 July 1975, pp. 6-7.

[3] Mumininas of Committee for Unified Newark, Mwanamke Mwananchi (The Nationalist Woman), Newark, N.J., ©1971, pp. 4-5.

Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow)

Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources

Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac

Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits


Direct aid for victims’ families

  • George Floyd’s family has started a GoFundMe to cover funeral and burial costs; counseling services; legal fees; and continued care for his children. There’s also a GoFundMe to provide for his 6-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd, and a GoFundMe to support “peace and healing” for Darnella Frazier, the woman who filmed Floyd’s death.
  • Another GoFundMe is raising money for Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, donations to which will similarly fund the family’s legal battle.
  • There’s a GoFundMe for Breonna Taylor’s family, to help with legal fees and offer extra support.
  • There’s a GoFundMe for David McAtee’s mother and family: McAtee was fatally shot just after midnight on June 1, after police officers and National Guard members fired into a crowd of people who were not taking part in the evening’s protests.

Bail funds

  • ActBlue has a page that will let you split your donation between 38 community bail funds, or if you’d like to focus your donation directly, here are some options.
  • The Bail Project, a nonprofit that aims to mitigate incarceration rates through bail reform.
  • The National Bail Fund Network also has a directory of community bail funds to which you can donate, along with a COVID-19 rapid response fund.

Support for protesters

  • The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which supports racial justice through advocacy, litigation, and education.
  • The Know Your Rights Camp, an organization founded by Colin Kaepernick that provides education and training in black and brown communities.

Organizations working against mass-incarceration and police abuse

  • Communities United for Police Reform is an initiative to end discriminatory policing in New York, helping to educate people on their rights and document police abuse.
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice works to educate white people about anti-racism and organizes actions to support the fight for racial justice and undermine white supremacy.
  • Communities United Against Police Brutality, which operates a crisis hotline where people can report abuse; offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals; and engages in political action against police brutality.

Additional Organizations