In Response to Racial Injustice: Resources:
The Shippensburg University Counseling Center counselors and staff share in the anger, frustration, sadness and ultimately grief, in reaction to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and many more—including those that we don’t hear about publicly. These horrific incidents are further signs of the systemic racism inherent in our society. UCC believes that addressing racial injustice is the responsibility of everyone, especially those of us who benefit from white privilege and racial inequity. We are committed to supporting those impacted by the experience of oppression, particularly the Black students, faculty, and staff of the University community. UCC will continually strive to be effective allies—we are here for you.
Below you will find a wide range of resources: supportive resources for people of color, others for white people who want to be more self-aware and supportive, and still others for those who wonder how to discuss these difficult times with their children or younger siblings.
- Discrimination: What it is and How to Cope
- Emotionally Restorative Self-Care: People of Color
- Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself
- Liberate Meditation App (by and for people of color)
- Proactively Coping with Racism
- Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress
- Talking About Race: Self-Care
- Disarming Racial Micro-aggressions: Micro-intervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders – “View PDF” for full article
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Being Black in Science
- We All Have Implicit Biases: So What Can We Do About It?
- Talking About Race: Being Antiracist
- How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism
- How to Talk to Kids About Race
- Talking to Children About Racial Incidents