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Antiracism Resources

In support of the University System of Maryland chancellor and presidents’ statement, the UMBC Counseling Center continues to stand against racism and denounces the murders of Black people with the most recent tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade. We stand with Black folx and communities as the COVID-19 pandemic and recent acts of state violence continue to highlight the health disparities and the traumatization of marginalized communities (see Counseling Center Statement).

Below is a non-exhaustive list of resources on systemic racism history, antiracism resources, resources for Black communities, and resources for parents raising antiracist children. If you want your voice to be heard and considering one’s circumstances, call your elected representative, vote, donate time or money.

News Articles Addressing Systemic Racism Resources:

Antiracism Resources:

Videos on Antiracism

Books on Antiracism:

Resources for Coping with Racial Trauma:

Resources for Black Communities:

Resources for Queer People of Color

Resources for Parents:

Articles:

Books:

Podcasts:

Social Media:

  • The Conscious Kid: follow them on Instagram

*resources list adapted from University of Illinois Chicago Counseling Center

Ways to Get Involved:

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

On Campus Resources/Campus Partners:

Xenophobia Resources

Please also refer to these tips from Loyola University Maryland’s Counseling Center, specifically around reducing xenophobia and racism. 

Looking for ways to lend your voice to this issue? Consider participating in the social media campaign to #WashTheHate that we will be promoting on myUMBC and our social media platforms! It started in response to the discrimination and violence again individuals of Asian descent bred as a result of fear surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. More information on how you can take part can be found at www.WashTheHate.com.

If you would like to report incidences of  hate and violence that you have experienced as a member of these affected communities, you can do so through the Asian Americans Advancing Justice sponsored website here: www.standagainsthatred.org

Please continue to follow or check in with the Counseling Center via our website, myUMBC group, and social media platforms (@UMBCCounseling on Instagram and Facebook) for updates regarding the status of current services offered and for resources on coping through these difficult times.

Additional resources

Resources about COVID-19 language and discrimination

Resources for coping with Racism/Xenophobia