Fight Against Racism                              

The Department of Physiology embraces values and celebrates the value of diversity to our research, training, and teaching missions.  We are committed to self-education, reflection, and action to eliminate barriers and disparities in academic access, advancement, and promotion of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff in our department and institution.


Resources to learn about racism and how to fight it.

Activists Articles Books

Sinead Bovell

Rachel Cargle

Angela Davis

Ibram X. Kendi

Rachel Ricketts

Melvin Stovall Mel at Midnight                         




Cultivating a Growth Mindset for the Work of Diversity and Inclusion by PECOP Blog

Learn Empathy in Just 5 Steps by Psychology Today         

Recreating Wakanda by Promoting Black Excellence in Ecology and Evolution by

Reparations and Slavery by The New York Times Magazine

The 1619 Project by The New York Times Magazine

The case of accelerating financial inclusion in black communities by McKinsey & Company

The "Father of Modern Gynecology" Performed Shocking Experiments on Slaves by J. Marion Sims

Walking While Black by Literary Hub                

35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap by Maura Cullen

62 great books by black authors, recommended by TED speakers

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis

Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity - list of books on Amazon

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad   

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington   

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School by Monique Morris, Mankappr Conteh, Melissa Harris-Perry

Racism, Anti-Racism - list of books on Amazon

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Olua

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

The Immortal Life of Henriette Locks by Rebecca Skloot

White Fragility by Dr. Robin DiAngelo


Learn, Support, Donate Movies Podcasts

Black in Neuro

Black-led organizations by state

Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Why This Moment Matters by Neuronline

Black Mental Health

Civil Rights Charities

Dialogue on race Louisiana

Geaux Vote

HBCU 20X20: Connecting you to your next opportunity - Job listings

Join Racial Equity in Science on Slack

National Diversity Council

New Orleans Black-Owned Businesses

Promise 54

Showing UP for Racial Justice

Stream to Donate: 24/7 Hip Hop Music – Donate with No Money by Listening

The Skin You’re In

12 Years a Slave
Do The Right Thing
Freedom Riders
Fruitvale Station
I am Not Your Negro
Malcolm X
Seven Seconds





The 1619 Project podcast by The New York Times Magazine

The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi

The Rebellion in Defense of Black Lives is Rooted in US History.  So Too is Trump’s Authoritarian Rule
Jeremy Scahill

Yo, Is This Racist? With Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome


Research Videos

A Brave Old World: An Analysis of Scientific Racism and BiDil
JZ Garrod

Building an Inclusive AAS - The Critical Role of Diversity and Inclusion Training for AAS Council and Astronomy Leadership
Caroly Brinkworth, Allison Byrd Skaer, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Johanna Teske, Sarah Tuttle

Concrete Steps for Recruiting, Supporting and Advancing Underrepresented Minoritized Scientists 
Jaime Castrellon, Mina Cikara, Emily Falk, megan Lynch, Hannah Nam, Ally Paul, Gabriel Reyes, Gregory Samanez-Larkin, Debbie Yee

More Than Tuskagee: Understanding Mistrust About Research Participation
DP Scharff et al

Publications as Predictors of Racial and Ethnic Differences in NIH Research Awards
Donna K Ginther, Jodi Basner, Unni Jensen, Joshua Schnell, Raynard Kington, Walter T Schaffer

Race, Ethnicity, and NIH Research Awards
Donna K Ginther, Walter T Schaffer, Joshua Schnell, Beth Masimore, Faye Liu, Laurel L Haak, Raynard Kington

Race in Biological and Biomedical Research
RS Cooper et al

Racial Inequity in Federal Grant Funding
Michael Taffe, Nicholas Gilpin

Ten simple rules for building and anti-racist lab
Bala Chaudhary, Asmeret Berhe

The Medical Ethics of Dr. J Marion Sims: A Fresh Look at the Historical Record
LL Wall

The Prevelance of Hypertension in Sevel Populations of West African Origin
RS Cooper

Topic Choice Contributes to the Lower Rate of NIH Awards to African-American/black Scientists
Travis A Hoppe, Aviva Litovitz, Kristine A Willis, Rebecca A Meseroll, Matthew J Perkins, B Ian Hutchins, Alison F Davis, Michael S Lauer, Hannah A Valantine, James M Anderson, George M Santangelo

Tuskegee Study - CDC Timeline

5 Tips for Being an Ally

Are you a racist?  ‘No” isn’t a good enough answer With Marlon James

How Does Self-Interest Shape Today’s Narratives with Ibram X. Kendi

Social Justice & Equity Movement Building by World Trust

The Look: A Story About Bias in America by P&G

What if white people led the charge to end racism? With Nita Mosby Tyler

White Fragility by Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans