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This guide is designed as a starting point for learning about anti-racism and systemic racism. You will find electronic books and streaming video from the Libraries’ collection. The guide also links to community-based organizations and non-profit journa
This resource list was created to compliment the message from the President's cabinet, sent out on June 1, 2020. If you would like to know more about ways to engage, learn more, or work in coalition with others please check out these resources and upcoming events.
The Diversity and Inclusion Student Center at Cal State East Bay is dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive campus environment that challenges oppression and provides a space for dialogue and engagement. We provide opportunities for leadership development, community engagement, and co-curricular programming on various topics of diversity and inclusion. The Diversity and Inclusion Student Center seeks to better the campus and greater community by advocating for equity and social justice.
In this first volume, we have compiled a list of 120 Black scientists, primarily from the United States and Africa, whose scholarships range from Biology to Biochemistry to Chemistry. This is the first manual, as far as we know, that gives instructors the ability to incorporate the contributions of Black scientists in their course materials. Our list is the first of its kind, as it does not merely list the scientists, their biographies, and their accomplishments but also guides the instructor toward ways to integrate their work into course content. The assignment of each scientist’s work to an applicable course is just a suggestion; thus, each instructor is welcome to review the attached articles and adapt them as they see fit.
A.B.S. is by no means exhaustive; it is a starting point for the development of a racially responsive STEM curriculum. It is our hope that the scientists featured are presented in the same way that one refers to Louis Pasteur or Isaac Newton. These scholars’ work should be evaluated and critiqued to the same extent as any other scientific work.
The desire to increase representation of Black scholars in STEM courses was the cornerstone on which the present work was built. This first volume of Atlas of Black Scholarship (A.B.S.) comprises over 100 Black scientists and their contributions to the Biological sciences and related fields, Chemistry, and Biochemistry, mapped onto applicable courses and potential lecture contents. This reference manual should facilitate the integration of Black scientists into the course content and provide opportunities for meaningful, more culturally diverse, and inclusive exchanges in the classroom.