Committee on Anti-Racism (CAR)

Committee Description

The Committee on Anti-Racism addresses the structural, procedural, cultural, and climate-related issues that contribute to systemic racism and racism experienced by faculty of color on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses.

We want to hear from you

The Committee on Anti-Racism (CAR) wants to hear from you. Please contact us if you wish to share or discuss any issues of relevance to our Committee, and particularly issues concerning systemic racism. Our Committee provides an outlet whereby faculty may discuss their experiences as we address issues as part of our regular meetings during the academic year. Faculty also have the option to submit issues or concerns anonymously for the Committee’s review and consideration. Please refer to the Resources below to access current formal university reporting structures and further information beyond the scope of the Committee.

Committee Leadership

Germine Awad

Germine Awad

Committee on Anti-Racism, Chair

Committee Members

  • Esther Launstein

    Undergraduate Student: LSA/English & Creative Writing

CAR Agendas, Minutes, and Other Materials


Online Resources:

Faculty Ombuds

Faculty Senate Office Resources – Faculty Grievance Procedures

Office of Institutional Equity Reporting Form

Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Reporting and Resources

Ethics, Integrity & Compliance

UM Data

This data helps to identify ways in which University and other institutional polices contribute to structural racism, and may be used to identify ways to change these policies to promote anti-racism.

2019 OBP Infographic

Campus Climate and Faculty Diversity at U-M: Three Critical Factors

Faculty Headcount Detail by Rank, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity

U-M Exit Interview Study 2019 Report

Selected Research


Title: Acknowledging Systemic Discrimination in the Context of a Pandemic: Advancing an Anti-Racist and Anti-Ageist Movement
Author: Gonzales, Ernest ; Gordon, Stacey ; Whetung, Cliff ; Connaught, Gerri ; Collazo, Jasmin ; Hinton, Jill
Published: Journal of gerontological social work Vol. 64, Issue 3
2021, journal article

Title: Anti-Asian discrimination and the Asian-white mental health gap during COVID-19
Author: Wu, Cary ; Qian, Yue ; Wilkes, Rima
Published: Ethnic and racial studies Vol. 44, Issue 5
2020, article

Title: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in academe: race and gender through the tenure pipeline from 1993-2017
Author: Kim, Grace MyHyun ; Cooc, North
Published: Race, ethnicity and education Vol. 24, Issue 3
2021, journal article

Title: Black, brown, bruised : how racialized STEM education stifles innovation / Ebony Omotola McGee ; foreword by David Omotoso Stovall.
Author: McGee, Ebony Omotola, Stovall, David.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, 2020. LC212.2 .M34 2020

Title: Black faculty in traditionally white institutions in selected Adams states : characteristics, experiences and perceptions.
Author: Silver, Joseph H., Dennis, Rodney W., Spikes, Curtis.
Atlanta, Ga. : Southern Education Foundation, 1988.LB 2331.7 .S6511 1988.

Title: Black Female Faculty and Professional Socialization: Constraints, Enablements and Enactments.
Author: Sule, Venice Thandi,  Ann Arbor, University of Michigan. Library. Deep Blue. 2008
Available online

Title: Color-Blind Racial Attitudes in Nursing Students and Faculty
Author: Bathke, Tammy Stephanie
2021, dissertation.

Title: Coloring the academic landscape: Faculty of color breaking the silence in predominantly White colleges and universities.
Author: Stanley, C. A. (2006).
Published: American educational research journal, 43(4), 701-736.. Retrieved March 24, 2021,
2021, journal article

Title: COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter: Examining Anti-Asian Racism and Anti-Blackness in US Education
Author: Anand, Divya ; Hsu, Laura
Published: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2021, journal article

Title: Critical race studies across disciplines : resisting racism through scholactivism:
Author: Chism, Jonathan, DeFreitas, Stacie Craft, Robertson, Vida.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2021.

Title: Cynical theories : how activist scholarship made everything about race, gender, and identity-and why this harms everybody.
Author: Pluckrose, Helen, Lindsay, James.
Durham, North Carolina: Pitchstone Publishing, 2020.  B 831.2 .P58 2020

Title: Designing binge-drinking prevention campaigns that target Hispanic/Latino college students: Importance of individual attitudes and real-time peer support
Author: Morales, Gabriela ; McIntosh White, Judith ; German, Lisa ; Dozal, Mario ; Bentley, Josh ; Weiss, David
Published: Cogent social sciences Vol. 7, Issue 1
2021, journal article

Title: Diversifying the ‘HSI bubble’: Black and Asian women faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Author: Venegas, Elena M ; Koonce, Jacqueline B ; Lancaster, Lorenza ; Bazan, Julissa ; Garza, Adriana
Published: Race, ethnicity and education Vol. ahead-of-print, Issue ahead-of-print
2021, journal article

Title: Do Students Discriminate? Exploring Differentials by Race and Sex in Class Enrollments and Student Ratings of Instructors
Author: Moore Robert L ; Song Hanna ; Whitney James D
Published: Eastern economic journal Vol. 47, Issue 1
2021, journal article

Title: The Effect of Diversity Climate on Institutional Affiliation/Pride and Intentions to Stay and Graduate: A Comparison of Latinx and Non-Latinx White Students
Author: Gavino, Monica C ; Akinlade, Ekundayo
Published: Journal of Hispanic higher education Vol. 20, Issue 1
2021, journal article

Title: Everyday sexism and racism in the ivory tower: The experiences of early career researchers on the intersection of gender and ethnicity in the academic workplace
Author: Bourabain, Dounia
Published: Gender, work, and organization Vol. 28, Issue 1
2021, journal article

Title: Examining Parity among Black and Hispanic Resident Physicians
Author: Bennett, Christopher L ; Yiadom, Maame Yaa A B ; Baker, Olesya ; Marsh, Regan H
Published: Journal of general internal medicine : JGIM Vol. 36, Issue 6
2021, journal article

Title: Exposing the “culture of arrogance” in the academy : a blueprint for increasing Black faculty satisfaction in higher education:
Author: Thompson, Gail L., Louque, Angela,  Sterling, Va. Stylus Pub., 2005. LC 2781.5 .T561 2005.

Title: Face mask symbolism in anti-Asian hate crimes
Main Author: Ren, Jingqiu ; Feagin, Joe
Published: Ethnic and racial studies Vol. 44, Issue 5
2021 journal article

Title: Faculty Experts at the New School Available for Comment on National Latinx/Hispanic American Heritage Month
Published: Targeted News Service
2021, journal article

Title: From ‘ Illmatic’ to ‘Kung Flu’ : Black and Asian Solidarity, Activism, and Pedagogies in the Covid-19 Era.
Author: Chang, Benjamin,
Educational Resources Information Center (U.S.): [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2020

Title: Gendered Deference: Perceptions of Authority and Competence among Latina/o Physicians in Medical Institutions
Author: Flores, Glenda M ; Bañuelos, Maricela
Published: Gender & society Vol. 35, Issue 1
2021, journal article

Title: Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Context, Controversies, and Solutions
Author: Rose, Patti R
2020, ebook

 Title: Hispanic Identity and Its Inclusion in the Race Discrimination Discourse in the United States
Author: Fernández, Cristina R ; Silva, Debora ; Mancias, Pedro ; Roldan, Eneida O ; Sánchez, John Paul
Published: Academic medicine Vol. Publish Ahead of Print, Issue 6
2020, journal article

Title: Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Web Accessibility: Digital Equity for Hispanic Students With Disabilities in the 21st Century
Author: Taylor, Z. W ; Burnett, Christopher A
Published: Journal of Hispanic higher education Vol. 20, Issue 4
2021, journal article

Title:  Intersectionality and higher education : identity and inequality on college campuses.
Author: Byrd, W. Carson, Brunn-Bevel, Rachelle J.,Ovink, Sarah M.,New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2019. LC 212.42 .I57 2019.

Title: “I Would Have Become Wallpaper Had Racism Had Its Way”: Black Female Professors, Racial Battle Fatigue, and Strategies for Surviving Higher Education
Author: Rollock, Nicola
Published: Peabody journal of education Vol. 96, Issue 2
2021, journal article

Title: Latina Educators in Sociology: Combating Trumpism with Critical Pedagogy
Author: Santellano, Karina ; Higuera, Kimberly ; Arriaga, Felicia
Published: Sociology of race and ethnicity (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) Vol. 7, Issue 1
2021, journal article

Title: Listening to Our Voices: Experiences of Black Faculty at Predominantly White Research Universities With Microaggression.
Author: Louis, D., Rawls, G., Jackson-Smith, D., Chambers, G., Phillips, L., & Louis, S.
Published: Journal of Black Studies, 47(5), 454-474. Retrieved March 24, 2021, from

Title: Moving Beyond the Statements: The Need for Action to Address Structural Racism at Predominantly White Institutions
Author: Burke, Monica
Published: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education Vol. 5, Issue 1
2021, journal article

Title: New Book Explores the Role White Women Play in Perpetuating Racism
Author: Elfman, Lois
Published: Women in higher education Vol. 30, Issue 9
2021, journal article

Title: The Norm among the Exceptional? Experiences of Latino Students in Elite Institutions
Author: Pan, Yung‐Yi Diana ; Reyes, Daisy Verduzco
Published: Sociological inquiry Vol. 91, Issue 1
2021, journal article

Title: Not so Black and White: Different Races, Different Discrimination
Author: Pope, Terrence
2021, dissertation

Title: On being ignored
Author: Wu, Joyce
Published: Gender, work, and organization Vol. 28, Issue 4
2021, journal article

 Title: Overcoming Barriers for Women of Color in STEM Fields: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author: Leggett-Robinson, Pamela M ; Villa, Brandi Campbell
2020, Ebook

Title: Pedagogy in process: engaging micro-decisions about race and gender
Author: Tirres, Christopher D
Published: International journal of qualitative studies in education Vol. 34, Issue 3
2021, journal article

Title: Perceptions of microaggressions: A pilot survey of anesthesiology residents
Author: Oso, Tolulope I ; Murira, Angela ; Nwokolo, Omonele O
Published: Journal of clinical anesthesia Vol. 68
2021, journal article

Title: Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions: Power, Diversity, and the Emancipatory Struggle in Higher Education
Author: Williams, Bianca C ; Squire, Dian D ; Tuitt, Frank A
2021, Ebook

 Title: Racial Battle Fatigue: The Experiences of Black/African American, Biracial Black, and Multiracial Black Identified Graduate Students
Author: Ragland Woods, Catherine C ; Chronister, Krista M ; Perez Grabow, Aleksandria ; Woods, William E ; Woodlee, Kyndl
Published: Journal of black psychology Vol. 47, Issue 4-5
2021, journal article

Title: Racism in American Public Life: A Call to Action
Author: Cole, Johnnetta Betsch ; Hamilton, Tikia K
2021, EBook

Title: Responses to 10 common criticisms of anti-racism action in STEMM
Author: Gosztyla, Maya L ; Kwong, Lydia ; Murray, Naomi A ; Williams, Claire E ; Behnke, Nicholas ; Curry, Porsia ; Corbett, Kevin D ; DSouza, Karen N ; Gala de Pablo, Julia ; Gicobi, Joanina ; Javidnia, Monica ; Lotay, Navina ; Prescott, Sidney Madison ; Quinn, James P ; Rivera, Zeena M. G ; Smith, Markia A ; Tang, Karen T. Y ; Venkat, Aarya ; Yamoah, Megan A
Published: PLoS computational biology Vol. 17, Issue 7
2021, journal article

Title: Review of Racially Equitable Admissions Practices in STEM Doctoral Programs
Author: Roberts, Sonia F ; Pyfrom, Elana ; Hoffman, Jacob A ; Pai, Christopher ; Reagan, Erin K ; Light, Alysson E
Published: Education sciences Vol. 11, Issue 6
2021, journal article

Title: RIP Jim Crow : fighting racism through higher education policy, curriculum, and cultural interventions.
Author: Stead, Virginia.
New York : Peter Lang, 2016.  LC 212.42 .R56 2016.

Title: Stopping the Hate: Political Condemnations of Anti-Asian Rhetoric during the COVID-19 Crisis
Author: Arora, Maneesh ; Kim, Hannah June
Published: Journal of Asian American studies Vol. 23, Issue 3
2020, article

Title: Strategies of Resistance among Racially Minoritized Students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution: A Critical Race Theory Perspective
Author: Comeaux, Eddie ; Grummert, Sara E ; Cruz, Nelly A
Published: The Journal of higher education (Columbus) Vol. 92, Issue 3
2021, journal article

Title: Transforming the Hispanic Leader
Author: Garza, Lisa ; Pacheco, George ; Gallardo, Juan ; Castillo, Yvette ; Henderson, Eddie
Published: Journal of Latinos and education Vol. 20, Issue 4
2021, journal article

Title: Undermining racial justice how one university embraced inclusion and inequality.
Author: Johnson, Matthew (Matthew James), Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2020. (About UofM)
Available online

Title: Using the Rank Equity Index to measure emergency medicine faculty rank progression
Author: Hobgood, Cherri ; Fassiotto, Magali
Published: Academic emergency medicine Vol. 28, Issue 9
2021, journal article 

Title: White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Immunity, and the Myth of Post-Racial Higher Education
Author: Cabrera, Nolan L
2018, EBook

Title: Whiteness, Power, and Resisting Change in US Higher Education: A Peculiar Institution
Author: Roth, Kenneth R ; Ritter, Zachary S
2020, EBook

Title: Women of Color in Academe: Living with Multiple Marginality.
Author: Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner
Published:  The Journal of Higher Education, 73(1), 74-93. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from


Title: Academic bullying: A barrier to tenure and promotion for African-American faculty.
Author:Frazier, K. N.
Published:  Florida Journal of Educational Administration & Policy, 5(1), 1-13.

Title: Analysis of Faculty Wellness and Workplace Bullying. Published: Educational Resources
Author: Hollis, Leah P.,Information Center (U.S.)[Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2019.  Available online

Title: Bullying in different contexts edited by Claire P. Monks, Iain Coyne.
Author : Monks, Claire P., Coyne, Iain.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.  Available online

Title: Faculty incivility : the rise of the academic bully culture and what to do about it / Author : Twale, Darla J. (Darla Jean), Luca, Barbara M. De Twale, Barbara M. De Luca. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2008.
Full text available, simultaneous access is limited (HathiTrust log in required)
2008, book  LB 2331.7 .T93 2008

Title: Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility in Social Work Education
Author: McClendon, Jennifer ; Lane, Shannon R ; Flowers, Theresa D
Published: Journal of social work education Vol. 57, Issue 1
2021, journal article

 Title: The Ironic Interplay of Free Speech and Silencing : Does Workplace Bullying Compromise Free Speech in Higher Education?Author: Hollis, Leah P
Educational Resources Information Center (U.S.) [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2018
Available online

Title: Legislative approaches to nondiscrimination at work: a comparative analysis across 13 groups in 193 countries
Author: Heymann, Jody ; Bose, Bijetri ; Waisath, Willetta ; Raub, Amy ; McCormack, Michael
Published: Equality, diversity and inclusion an international journal Vol. 40, Issue 3
2020, journal article

Title: Negotiating and Resisting Racism How Faculty of Color Construct Promotion and Tenure.
Author: Baez, Benjamin.
Educational Resources Information Center (U.S.) : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1998.

Title: Presumed incompetent : the intersections of race and class for women in academia.
Author: Gutiérrez y Muhs, Gabriella.
Boulder, Colo. : Utah State University Press, 2012.  LB 2332.3 .P74 2012.

Title: Presumed Incompetent II : Race, Class, Power, and Resistance of Women in Academia.
Author: Niemann, Yolanda Flores, Gutiérrez y Muhs, Gabriella, González, Carmen G., Harris, Angela P., Chicago : Utah State University Press, 2020.  Available online

Title: The second ID: critical race counterstories of campus police interactions with Black men at Historically White Institutions
Author: Jenkins, DeMarcus A ; Tichavakunda, Antar A ; Coles, Justin A
Published: Race, ethnicity and education Vol. 24, Issue 2
2021, journal article

Title: Strategies for Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in the Academy Higher Education, Aspiration and Inequality.
Author: Crimmins, Gail. Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Available online

Title: Strategies to survive bullying at work.
Author: Field, Evelyn M.Bowen Hills, Qld. : Australian Academic Press,
2011 Available online

Title: Unwanted guests: Black women who contemplated and then voluntarily terminated their non-faculty employment at predominantly White institutions of higher education
Author: Barnard, Jovaughn.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Educ Policy, Orgzn and Leadrshp: 2015.

Title: Workplace bullying in higher education.
Author: Lester, Jaime.
New York : Routledge, 2013
LB 3013.32 .W67 2013

Title: Workplace stress and discrimination effects on the physical and depressive symptoms of underrepresented minority faculty
Author: Zambrana, Ruth Enid ; Valdez, R. Burciaga ; Pittman, Chavella T ; Bartko, Todd ; Weber, Lynn ; Parra‐Medina, Deborah
Published: Stress and health Vol. 37, Issue 1
2020, 2021, journal article


Title: Affirmative Action and Subgroup Inequality in Higher Education: Adapting Indian Policy Solutions to the American Context
Author: Pelle, Michael ; Patel, Sayari ; Leung, Benedict
Published: The Review of Black political economy Vol. 43, Issue 2
2016, journal article

Title: The American Caste System
Author: Malik Miah
Published: Against the current Vol. 35, Issue 6
2020, journal article

Title: Black lives matter, capital, and ideology: Spiraling out from India
Author: Shah, Alpa ; Lerche, Jens
Published: The British journal of sociology Vol. 72, Issue 1
2021, journal article

Title: Caste at work: study of factors influencing attitudes toward affirmative action in India
Author: Prasad, Ambika ; O’Brien, Laurie T ; E. Smith Sockbeson, Caitlin
Published: Equality, diversity and inclusion an international journal Vol. 39, Issue 6
2020, journal article

Title: Does Affirmative Action Work? Caste, Gender, College Quality, and Academic Success in India
Author Bagde, Surendrakumar ; Epple, Dennis ; Taylor, Lowell
Published: The American economic review Vol. 106, Issue 6
2016, journal article

Title: Global Castes
Main Author: Yengde, Suraj
Published: Ethnic and racial studies Vol. ahead-of-print, Issue ahead-of-print
2021, journal article

Title: Inequitable Structures: Class and Caste in Indian Higher Education
Author: Tierney, William G ; Sabharwal, Nidhi S ; Malish, C. M
Published: Qualitative inquiry Vol. 25, Issue 5
2019, journal article

Title: In their Own Voices: Experiences of Dalit Students in Higher Education Institutions
Main Author: Maurya, Rakesh Kumar
Published: International journal of multicultural education Vol. 20, Issue 3
2018, journal article

Author: Shankar, S ; Gupta, Charu
Published: Biography (Honolulu) Vol. 40, Issue 1
2017, journal article

Title: Race in South Asia: Colonialism, nationalism and modern science
Author: Ghoshal, Sayori
Published: History compass Vol. 19, Issue 2
2021, journal article

Title: Racism and Antiracism in the Liberal International Order
Author: Buzas, Zoltan I
Published: International organization Vol. 75, Issue 2
2021, journal article

Title: Racism and caste: lessons for the USA
Author: Bassett, Mary T
Published: The Lancet (British edition) Vol. 397, Issue 10270
2021, journal article

Title: Representation of Caste and Class in Modern Tamil Films
Author: Rajapandian, Radha ; Dhanapal, Bharathi ; Iyyanar, Sivakumar
Published: The American journal of economics and sociology Vol. 80, Issue 3
2021, journal article

Title: Traditional Institutions Meet the Modern World: Caste, Gender, and Schooling Choice in a Globalizing Economy
Author: Munshi, Kaivan ; Rosenzweig, Mark
Published: The American economic review Vol. 96, Issue 4
2006, journal article

 Title: “Wake up for education”: colonialism, social transformation, and the beginnings of the anti-caste movement in India
Author: Tschurenev, Jana ; Mhaskar, Sumeet
Published: Paedagogica historica Vol. ahead-of-print, Issue ahead-of-print
2021, journal article

Additional Resources

Anti-Asian Hate Resources

APALA and CALA condemn Against the Grain article (May 15, 2020), (The offending article from Against the Grain has been withdrawn.)

Disarming racism: students, staff and faculty lead multiple efforts to combat anti-Asian hate” (an article from the Michigan Daily, May 20, 2020)

The Wounds of Racism and the Pandemic of Anti-Asian Hatred” (a blog post by U-M professor Melissa Borjain the Anxious Bench)

Historical Background of Asian Americans

Asian Americans ( PBS documentary series aired in May 2020 and available online)

The creation of the term “Asian American”(an article from the Time, May 22, 2020)

 The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism  Al Jazeera Plus Youtube video; 2021

Miscellaneous Topics from Varying Media Sources:

appropriating culture from oppressed people.: In These Times, 2019. an article about powerful white people engaging in cultural appropriation. 10 minutes.

Color-Blindness is Counterproductive by Adia Harvey Wingfield;  The Atlantic. 2015,.

How White Supremacy, Racist Myths Fuel Anti-Asian Violence by Kim Eckhart and Misty Shock Rule. UW News, 2021 University of Washington news article.

I’m a Black Female Scientist. On My First Day of Work, a Colleague Threatened to Call the Cops on Me. – Mother Jones

 LEAD: Decentering Whiteness in the Academy View a LEAD Webinar from UM Rackham Graduate School: A panel discussion with leading scholars. 50 minutes

learning to listen  UM’s Intergroup Relations program. Review a one-page graphic

Let’s Stop the Scapegoating During a Global Pandemic:  ACLU. A commentary on how the U.S uses People of Color as scapegoats but we rarely see white citizens used to address the nation’s shortcomings.
The Meaning of July Fourth for The Negro,
PBS Detroit, Read and reflect on a speech from Frederick Douglass in 1855; 10 minutes


A Note To All My Fellow White Folks Trying To Get A Quick Anti-Racism Education
UpWorthy, (5 minutes)

Read a short article and watch the accompanying video of a Southern white man explaining why the term “white pride” is so problematic, UpWorthy 7 minutes

Red-Lining Has Been Outlawed for Nearly 50  Years.  How Come We Still Feel Its Impact?
Ray Levy-Uyeda; Apartment Therapy, 2020.

Tomorrow is Today, Listen to a short blog by Regina Cannon reflecting on race;  4 minutes

Miscellaneous Videos

400 Years Head Start” Tim Wise, Youtube video, 20 minutes

Deconstructing White Privilege” Robin DiAngelo, video, 20 minutes

The Disturbing History of the Suburbs  Adam Ruins Everything episode 7 minutes (humor)

A Trip to the Grocery Store” Cracking the Codes, told by Joy DeGruy Youtube video, 5 minutes