Data and Readings

To learn more about our college’s and nation’s history, the experience of students and alumni, and the current national movement for racial justice, members of the JEDI steering committee have been reading and considering a variety of sources.

Other resources:

  • Implicit bias test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html - an interactive test geared toward promoting self-awareness. This test checks implicit, automatic bias, not behaviors or beliefs, so it may make someone aware of tendencies they don’t know they have. See Making sense of your IAT results” and Identifying and Mitigating Implicit Bias” to give more context for the test and interpreting the results. We are grateful to Dean Taifha Alexander and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for these resources.
  • Richard Gergel “Unexampled Courage.”
  • Rhondda Robinson Thomas (a Spartanburg native and Clemson University professor), “Call My Name, Clemson.”
  • Damon Williams and Katrina Wade-Golden “The Chief Diversity Officer”

For those who want to learn more about anti-racism:

  • Ibram Kendi, “How to Be an Anti-Racist.”
  • Anneliese A. Singh, “The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing.”