These resources support your learning experience and you are welcome to explore any/all of them at your own pace, prior to or following, the other learning journey components.
Articles and Videos
Systemic Racism, explained (4:30 min)
We Need to Talk About an Injustice, TED Talk, Bryan Stevenson (23:19 min)
Creating Space for Religious Diversity at Work, Harvard Business Review (10 min read)
Stanford scholars examine systemic racism, how to advance racial justice in America [pick one or two articles]
A conversation with Native Americans on Race (6:23 min)
Muwekma Land Acknowledgment by Buddy Myers, Stanford student (2:11)
An Interview with Professor Shirin Sinnar: On Anti-Asian Hate and Crimes, Impact on Community and Possible Actions (10 min read)
Combating Antisemitism in the Workplace, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) (6 min read)
What are pronouns? (5:17 min)
Social Model of Disability (2:45 min)
Super brief video clips:
Stanford IDEAL DEI Survey Results from the Fall of 2021
Review the results (narrative summary) on the IDEAL DEI Survey website.
Implicit Association Tests
Harvard has created a series of unique tests, called the Implicit Association Test (IAT). The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs and may be especially interesting if results show that you have an implicit attitude you didn't know about.
There are many tests to choose from and even if you have taken a test in the past, please take at least two different tests. Each test should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete.
When taking the IAT, please note:
- The test is designed to surface associations that may influence our attitudes and/or behaviors based on our unconscious preferences.
- Each test is designed to classify, as quickly as possible, words or images that will pop up on the screen into their corresponding category or attribute group.
- Each IAT can take anywhere between 10-15 minutes to complete, and you will be asked to sort and categorize various images and words as well as engage with a questionnaire related to the topic (race, age, weight, religion, gender, disability, etc.).
- Please note that taking an IAT is optional.
For more information on IAT and data collection, please review the Harvard IAT frequently asked questions.
Reflecting on the Implicit Association Tests
After you complete each test, we invite you to do more self-reflection. While we may invite you to share any strong reactions during the learning journey, you will not be required to share your personal and private reflections, unless you wish to.
Questions for reflection:
- What was your overall reaction to the tests you took?
- What part of the test was challenging?
- What feelings did you have as you were responding to the test?
- While taking the test, what insight did you have about your attitudes or stereotyping?
What is resonating for you, and what insights do you have related to your personal and professional life? and if not, why not?
Guide to Self-reflection: Use when reviewing Resources
As you review the various resources, it can be helpful to reflect on what you are learning. We encourage you to write down your thoughts/reactions/questions. Doing so will help keep the experience alive for you and also help you better prepare for the next step in the IDEAL Learning Journey. While we may invite you to share your reactions during the learning journey, you will not be asked to share your personal and private reflections unless you wish to.
Download the Guide to Self-reflection to get a document (posted in a Google folder that requires a Stanford login) you can easily add your reflections to and then save to your desktop. Self-reflection questions are included for the videos and articles as well as the Harvard Implicit Association tests.
Reflecting on the videos and articles
- What were your thoughts while reading and watching? Was there a particular item that caught your attention and or sparked your interest? Which one? In what way?
- What were your feelings while reading and watching the resources? (curiosity, sadness, tension, disbelief, guilt, hope, helplessness, inspired to action, intrigued, overwhelmed, else ____)? What triggered those feelings?
- Did you have any physical reactions (sweat, heart racing, agitation)? What did you react to?
- What is resonating for you, and what insights do you have related to your personal and professional life? and if not, why not?
- After watching and reading, who did you talk with about the resources, and why or why not?
Additional Articles and Videos
- Documentary – 13th by Ava DuVernay (1 hr 40 min)
- The Danger of the Single Story TED Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (19:16 min)
- A Day in a Life- How Racism Impacts Families of Color (2 min read, infographics)
- United Against Racism (2:40 min video)
- Race and Ethnicity Facts and Information (National Geographic, 4 min read)
- Why Race matters in International Relations (10 min read)
- How white supremacy, racist myths fuel anti-Asian violence(link is external) (~6 min read)
- History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States(link is external) (~10 min read)