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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access: Antiracism

Journals, search strategies, books, websites, and organizations to increase understanding

Library Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The library, as part of Midwestern University, is dedicated to effect change, overcome inequities, promote greater diversity, and establish a culture of inclusivity that celebrates diversity. We pledge our commitment to undo inequities that exist in policies and practices, advance values of diversity and inclusion, and to create a truly equitable environment for faculty, staff, and students.

The information shared on this healthcare guide is not comprehensive nor reflective of all available materials.  For more information:

MWU Ebooks on Racism

Teaching and Learning: Antiracism in Medicine

Healthcare Inequities and Structural Racism in Medicine and Health Care


YouTube has many good videos. Maybe start with a search for Ibram X. Kendi,or Audre Lorde. Those results plus "Up next" are a good start and provide a rich opportunity for learning.

Searching for Racism Articles

MWU Libraries provide access to thousands of articles on this topic in journals, magazines, and even newspapers.

Try keyword searches like:
implicit bias, racial equity, systemic racism, decolonization, critical race theory, white privilege, racial justice, white institutional presence (WIP), monoculturalism, BIPOC, critical pedagogy, white supremacy, social justice, racial oppression, critical race pedagogy, culturally sustaining pedagogies, etc.

The best databases for these type of searches are:

Or select EBSCOhost Databases from the list of Popular Resources and click the box to Select All.

Shirlywhirl, M.D.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

It is important to understand the longstanding history that has brought you to reside on the land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation.” Northwestern University

Midwestern's official land acknowledgement statements can be found here.

To include a statement of indigenous land acknowledgement in your work, this website from the Native Governance Center will provide guidance.

Use this map to learn more or determine the tribes to acknowledge in other places.

Glendale campus, we are on the land of:

  • Hohokam
  • Akimel O’odham (Upper Pima)
  • O’odham

Downers Grove campus, we are on the land of:

  • Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo)
  • Peoria
  • Bodéwadmiakiwen (Potawatomi)
  • Miami
  • Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux)

Free Inclusive Images for Teaching and Presenting

Personal Reflection

3 zones of Becoming Anti-racist

Image from BecomingAntiRacist.pdf by Andrew M. Ibrahim MD, MSc (June 6, 2020) permission to "free to use, copy and share."

Caring for Skin of Color

VisualDX now searches easily for Dermatology Skin of Color

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