Members of our university community are hurting. The killing of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, and many others has led to nationwide and global calls for an end to institutionalized racism.
Embedded in our nation’s history, institutionalized racism and anti-Blackness have shaped the structures of our institutions, and higher education is no exception. The demonstrations taking place across the nation, including here in Marquette, clearly indicate that now is the time for Northern and all institutions of higher education to listen, learn, and serve as engines of social change. For this reason, we have created this website to help track and share our progress.This is an evolving space to share updates, as information is available.
Northern stands committed to prioritizing decisions and actions that help us achieve systemic equity.
Statements of Solidarity and Action from the NMU Community
Black Lives Matter: Resource List
Northern Michigan University is proud to provide this working list of resources to help educate yourself and others about the importance of systemic equity and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Education and Criminalization: Do #BlackLivesMatter in Schools?
Many scholars are engaging these issues in ways that refuse to pathologize Black youth. Below is the beginnings of a list of them, there are more to add. Resource List, Generated by Subini Ancy Annamma, Ph.D.
Resources for Supporting Black Lives Matter
Resource List, Generated by Tia Madkins, Ph.D.
Social Justice Mathematics and Science Curricular Resources for K-12 Teachers
Resource List, Generated by Kari Kokka, Ph.D.
NMU English Department Reading List for Understanding the Black Lives Matter movement
The NMU English Department has prepared this list of suggested readings in African American literature, with some materials also addressing Native American history and culture. Resources List, Generated by NMU English Department
Additional Books and Peer Reviewed Article
- Why Black Lives (and Minds) Matter: Race, Freedom Schools & the Quest for Educational Equity Article Author: Tyronne Howard, Ph.D.
- Toward Critical Race Theory in Education Article Authors: Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D. and Dr. William F. Tate IV. Ph.D.
- Against the Dark: Anti-Blackness in Education Policy and Discourse Article Author: Michael J. Dumas, Ph.D.
- Understanding the Marginalization of Gay and Gender Non-Conforming Black Male Students Article Author: Lance T McCready, Ph.D
- The Pedagogy of Pathologization: Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-Prison Nexus Edited book by: Subini Ancy Annamma, Ph.D
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the age of Colorblindness Book Author: Michelle Alexander, J.D.
- Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education Edited Book by: Marvin Lynn, Ph.D. and Adrienne D. Dixson, Ph.D.
- Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment Book Author: Patricia Hill Collins, Ph.D.
- Racism Without Racists: Colorblind Racism and the Persistence of Inequality in America Book Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Ph.D