Equity Council Resources

The Equity Council actively promotes equity by advocating for racial equity strategies for the College. The following selected information and resources are compiled by Council members in a hope that you expand your knowledge on racial equity with us.

CNM Groups, Resources, and Events 

On Implicit Bias

On Racism and Antiracism

  • What is Systemic Racism? - An "8-part video series that shows how racism shows up in our lives across institutions and society: Wealth Gap, Employment, Housing Discrimination, Government Surveillance, Incarceration, Drug Arrests, Immigration Arrests, Infant Mortality."
  • A Decade of Watching Black People Die - NPR Code Switch episode on Black people killed by the police since Eric Garner's murder in 2014.
  • Undoing Racism: People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond - a web resource by a "national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation."
  • Demonstrating Care for Black Employees (recorded forum) - "In this live 90-minute eConvening, a panel of Black professionals from Google, BlackRock, Mailchimp, and ViacomCBS discuss corporate responses to the murder of George Floyd, the resulting nationwide civil unrest, actions leaders and white colleagues can take to address racism in workplaces, and a range of other timely topics."
  • How to be an AntiRacist - A book by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. His "concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it."
  • Seeing White Podcast - A podcast that explores the history and meaning of whiteness.

Films and Documentaries

  • The Hate U Give, a film based on the YA novel offering an intimate portrait of race in America 
  • Just Mercy, a film based on civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s work on death row in Alabama 
  • The 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley 
  • Nat Geo’s America Inside Out, season 1, episode 1 on the history of Confederate statues
  • Becoming, a Netflix documentary following Michelle Obama on her book tour 
  • Let It Fall, a documentary looking at racial tensions in Los Angeles and the 1992 riots over LAPD officers’ brutal assault on Rodney King
  • When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five
  • 13th, a Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system
  • I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary envisioning the book James Baldwin was never able to finish 
  • Selma, a film that chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement 
  • Whose Streets?, a documentary about the uprising in Ferguson 
  • Fruitvale Station, a film with Michael B. Jordan about the killing of Oscar Grant 
  • American Son, a film with Kerry Washington about an estranged interracial couple waiting for their missing son 
  • The Central Park Five, a documentary from Ken Burns 
  • A Class Divided, a Frontline documentary 

Education Resources 

  • 1619 Project Curriculum - This website "challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation's foundational date."
  • Step Up & Lead for Equity - This 32-page downloadable resource explores "What Higher Education Can Do to
    Reverse Our Deepening Divides.
  • The State of Higher Education Equity - This project by The Education Trust "offers state-by-state snapshots of where we stand in the quest for racial equity among degree-holders, how far we have to go, and what we need to do to get there."