Diversity, Equity, and Community

This Page is an Evolving Space

This space contains information and resources to assist students, staff, and faculty as they navigate questions about diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice across underrepresented communities. This information is maintained and updated by the BIMS Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, with input from members of the BIMS community.

We invite you to suggest new resources or provide other feedback, as this page is neither perfect, nor complete, and our goal is to provide current and relevant information and resources. [updated November 2020]


Resources at UVA

Diversity Offices at UVA

UVA Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
UVA Office of African-American Affairs
UVA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Center
Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA

As educators and leaders in higher education, we appreciate the power—and responsibility—we have to dismantle the systems that continue to permit bias-motivated ideologies and actions. Hate and violence are in direct opposition to the values our University and broader community aspire to uphold and who we want to be. We must continue to do the hard work that will help ensure that our future is different, more just, more accepting, and more inclusive. The future we envision is one in which the devaluing of life is no longer accepted, and where bigotry no longer contaminates our systems and institutions, burdening some community members much more than others.
-The Collective (A group of faculty, staff, and community members)
Posted with the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UVA
September 2020


Resources - Suggested Readings


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in AmericaIbram X. Kendi [UVA Library]
A People’s History of the United StatesHoward Zinn [UVA Library]
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About RacismRobin Diangelo
[UVA Library]
An African American and Latinx History of the United StatesPaul Ortiz [UVA Library]
So You Want to Talk About RaceIjeoma Oluo [UVA Library]
The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive EconomyAndrea Flynn, Susuan R. Holmberg, Dorian T. Warren, & Felicia J. Wong [UVA Library]
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About RaceBeverly Daniel Tatum [UVA Library]
How to Be an AntiracistIbram X. Kendi [UVA Library]
Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce RacismSafiya Umoja Noble [UVA Library]



Racism is a threat to public health –  American Medical Association position statement (11/16/2020)
How LGBT+ scientists would like to be included and welcomed in STEM workplaces
Nature 586, 813-816 (2020)
On Being Black in the Ivory TowerCELL 183-3, 559-560 (October 29, 2020)
Diversity in STEM: What It Is and Why It MattersScientific American
Surfacing anti-Black science and building antiracist teamsNature Biotechnology 38, 923–925(2020)



A history of Black scientistsAmerican Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
SACNAS Biography ProjectSACNAS
100 inspiring Black scientists in AmericaCell MENTOR from Cell Press & Cell Signaling Technology
500 Queer Scientists“A visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs — a group that collectively represents a powerful force of scientific progress and discovery.”


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