Let's Start the Conversation

In June of 2020 Mercer's Department of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) began a forum to discuss racial trauma and social unrest due a series of impactful events. A list of resources were developed for staff, faculty and students as an outcome of these forum discussions. 


Anti-racism resources to check out: 


  • Anti-Racism for Kids 101: http://booksforlittles.com/racial-diversity/ 
  • The Stem of Jesse (Will D. Campbell) 
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (Austin Channing Brown) 
  • The Color of Compromise (Jemar Tisby) 
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism (Robin Diangelo) 
  • So You Want to Talk about Race (Ijeoma Oluo) 
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD) 
  • Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Conciliation (Latasha Morrison) 
  • The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table (Minda Harts) 
  • How to be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi) 
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (Resmaa Menakem) 
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Richard Rothstein) 
  • Stamped from the Beginning (Ibram X. Kendi)