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Anti-Racism Resources




  • 13th – 2016 documentary about the growth of the prison-industrial complex. Free on Netflix.
  • LA 92 – 2017 Documentary about the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Free on Netflix.
  • I Am Not Your Negro – 2016 documentary based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House.
  • Do Not Resist – 2016 documentary about American law enforcement usage of military weapons and tactics counterpointed with civil unrest in Ferguson, MO after the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014.
  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 – 2011 Documentary about the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society.
  • Dark Girls – 2011 documentary about colorism within the African American community.
  • Four Little Girls – 1997 American historical documentary film about the 16th street Baptist church bombing in Birmingham that killed 4 African-American girls

Narrative Fiction

  • Do the Right Thing – Spike Lee's 1989 classic
  • The Hate U Give
  • Mudbound
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins 2018 romantic drama based on the James Baldwin novel.
  • Get Out – 2017 Horror film directed by Jordan Peele with themes of systemic racism and its perpetuation through a thriller/horror and sometimes comedic lens.

Historical Fiction


"Assessment is not exempt from being complicit or contributing to oppression, biased interpretation, erasure of identities, or inviting only privileged perspectives for contributions. While we work as assessment professionals, we are human beings and still subject to the biases of our cultures." (SAAL Board Black Lives Matter Statement, June 2020)


Student Affairs Commitment to Racial Justice: Day of Action

On August 12, 2020, the student affairs community, as represented by your professional associations will come together as a unit to talk about how our profession can make tangible progress in addressing racial justice on American college campuses.

This will be an historic gathering of student affairs professionals across the widest spectrum of roles and functions. Student affairs must play a leading role in combating racism and ending racial violence.

Topics will include:

  • Research & Scholarship
  • Pathways to Leadership
  • Student Affairs Structures that Reinforce "White-dominant" Modalities
  • Graduate Preparation Programs and Curriculum
  • Burnout and Racial Battle Fatigue for New and Mid-level Student Affairs Professionals

Learn more