We are sharing these books, articles, and other resources that members of the organization have found helpful. We are constantly learning and invite you to learn alongside us.

Learning more about racism in outdoor adventure and exploration

Finney, Carolyn. Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. University of North Carolina Press, 2014.*

Spence, Mark David. Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks. Oxford University Press, 1999. *

*Consider ordering books from Black-owned bookstores.

Fears, Darryl, and Steven Mufson. “Liberal, progressive — and racist? The Sierra Club faces its white-supremacist history.” The Washington Post July 2020. Web. 10 Aug. 2020.

Goldberg, Susan. “For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It” National Geographic Magazine Mar. 2018. Web. 10 Aug. 2020.

Noble, Gregory. “The Myth of John James Audubon” Audubon Magazine July 2020. Web. 10 Aug. 2020.

Podcasts and Videos:
Donella, Leah (Producer). (2016, June 8). Being “Outdoorsy” When You’re Black Or Brown [Audio podcast].

Dwyer, D. (Director). (2020, July 1). America’s Great White Outdoors [Video file].

Resource lists:
Racism in the Outdoors: Resources from the American Hiking Society
Historical Perspective on Racism in the Outdoors and Looking Forward: Resources from American Trails
Black Voices and the Outdoors: Resources from Carolina Thread Trail

Learning more about racism in Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM)

Racism in STEM. Selected Resources (a growing list). Created by Dr. Sehoya Cotner, associate professor of biology at University of Minnesota.

Thomas, U. (Ed.). “Critical research on sexism and racism in STEM Fields.” IGI Global, 2016.

Shipman, P. “The evolution of racism: Human differences and the use and abuse of science.” Harvard University Press, 2002.

Saini, A.”Superior: the return of race science.” Beacon Press, 2019. [discussed here].

STEM education:
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. “Engage to excel: producing one million additional college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.” Science, 130, 2012.

Chen, X. “STEM Attrition: College Students’ Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields. National Center for Education Statistics.“Statistical Analysis Report, NCES 2014-001, 102, 2013.

Eaton, A. A., Saunders, J. F., Jacobson, R. K., & West, K. “How gender and race stereotypes impact the advancement of scholars in STEM: Professors’ biased evaluations of physics and biology post-doctoral candidates.” Sex Roles, 82(3-4), 127-141, 2020.

Graham, Mark J.; Frederick, Jennifer; Byars-Winston, Angela; Hunter, Anne-Barrie; Handelsman, J. “Increasing Persistence of College Students in STEM.” Science, 341, September 2013.

Rosenberg, M. B., Hilton, M. L., & Dibner, K. A. (2018). “Indicators for monitoring undergraduate STEM education.” 2018.

Martin, S. F., Green, A., & Dean, M. “African American women in STEM education: The cycle of microaggressions from P-12 classrooms to higher education and back.” Critical research on sexism and racism in STEM fields (pp. 135-143), IGI Global, 2016.

Johnson, D. R. “Campus racial climate perceptions and overall sense of belonging among racially diverse women in STEM majors.” Journal of College Student Development, 53(2), 336-346, 2012.

Rainey, K., Dancy, M., Mickelson, R., Stearns, E., & Moller, S. “Race and gender differences in how sense of belonging influences decisions to major in STEM.” International Journal of STEM Education, 5(1), 10, 2018.

Wood, S., Henning, J. A., Chen, L., McKibben, T., Smith, M. L., Weber, M., … & Ballen, C. J. “A scientist like me: demographic analysis of biology textbooks reveals both progress and long-term lags.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(1929), 20200877, 2020.

Hall, J. M., & Fields, B. “Continuing the conversation in nursing on race and racism.” Nursing Outlook, 61(3), 164-173, 2013.

Tari, M., & Annabi, H. “Someone On My Level: How Women of Color Describe the Role of Teaching Assistants in Creating Inclusive Technology Courses.” 2018.

Cropps, T. A.”Disappointed but not Surprised: A Critical Narrative Inquiry of Black Women’s Doctoral Experiences in Agricultural and Life Science Disciplines.”Doctoral dissertation, Purdue University Graduate School, 2020.

STEM careers:
Lysenko, T., & Wang, Q. “Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Earnings of Early Career STEM Graduates in the US.” Geographical Review, 1-28, 2020.

Broyles, P., & Fenner, W. “Race, human capital, and wage discrimination in STEM professions in the United States.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 2010.

Campbell, T. A., & Adamuti-Trache, M. “Science and Engineering Doctorate Recipients Entering the Labor Market: Income Disparities for Underrepresented Minorities.” Career and Technical Education Research, 41(2), 85-105, 2016.

Powers, B. W., White, A. A., Oriol, N. E., & Jain, S. H. “Race-conscious professionalism and African American representation in academic medicine.” Academic Medicine, 91(7), 913-915, 2016.

Read about (and follow) #blackintheivory: https://massivesci.com/notes/black-in-the-ivory-tower-academia-science-racism/
Also, #blackinstem

Race and medical treatment:
Scharff, D. P., Mathews, K. J., Jackson, P., Hoffsuemmer, J., Martin, E., & Edwards, D. “More than Tuskegee: understanding mistrust about research participation.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(3), 879, 2010.

Slaughter-Acey, J. C., Sealy-Jefferson, S., Helmkamp, L., Caldwell, C. H., Osypuk, T. L., Platt, R. W., … & Misra, D. P. “Racism in the form of micro aggressions and the risk of preterm birth among black women.” Annals of Epidemiology, 26(1), 7-13, 2016.

Misra, D. P., Slaughter-Acey, J., Giurgescu, C., Sealy-Jefferson, S., & Nowak, A. “Why do Black women experience higher rates of preterm birth?” Current Epidemiology Reports, 4(2), 83-97, 2017.

Chambers, B. D., Erausquin, J. T., Tanner, A. E., Nichols, T. R., & Brown-Jeffy, S. “Testing the association between traditional and novel indicators of county-level structural racism and birth outcomes among black and white women.” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 5(5), 966-977, 2018.

Giscombé, C. L., & Lobel, M. “Explaining disproportionately high rates of adverse birth outcomes among African Americans: the impact of stress, racism, and related factors in pregnancy.” Psychological Bulletin, 131(5), 662, 2005.

Feagin, J., & Bennefield, Z. “Systemic racism and US health care.” Social Science & Medicine, 103, 7-14, 2014.

Geneviève, L. D., Martani, A., Shaw, D., Elger, B. S., & Wangmo, T. “Structural racism in precision medicine: leaving no one behind.” BMC Medical Ethics, 21(1), 1-13, 2020.

Hooper, M. W., Nápoles, A. M., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. ” COVID-19 and racial/ethnic disparities.” JAMA, 2020.

Gray, D. M., Anyane-Yeboa, A., Balzora, S., Issaka, R. B., & May, F. P. “COVID-19 and the other pandemic: populations made vulnerable by systemic inequity.” Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 1-3, 2020.

Leech, T. G., Irby‐Shasanmi, A., & Mitchell, A. L. “‘Are you accepting new patients?’ A pilot field experiment on telephone‐based gatekeeping and Black patients’ access to pediatric care.” Health Services Research, 54, 234-242, 2019.

Additional Resources:
History of Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments: https://www.history.com/news/the-infamous-40-year-tuskegee-study

History of Henrietta Lacks: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/henriettalacks/