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Statements and Updates from BYU and the Church

BYU Announcement to Form Race Committee | June 17, 2020
President Nelson and NAACP Statement | June 8, 2020
President Worthen Statement Following the Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Others | June 2, 2020
BYU Response to Anonymous Racist Comments at Race Panel | Feb. 7, 2020
Church Response to Charlottesville and White Supremacy | Aug. 15, 2017
Church Statement: All are Alike Unto God | Feb. 29, 2012
Gospel Topic Essay: Race and the Priesthood

Anti-Racism Readings and Tools

The Equal Justice Initiative
A Reading List on Issues of Race | by Liz Mineo, Harvard Gazette
How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them | TED Talk by Vernā Myers
We Need to Talk About an Injustice | TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson
Color Blind or Color Brave? | TED Talk by Mellody Hobson
New York Times Magazine 1619 Project
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

Student, Faculty and Alumni Voices in Media

Before You Stand with Me, Sit with Me | BYU McKay School
Pastor, author and former BYU star Derwin Gray on what it means to be 'anti-racist' | Deseret News
Déborah Aléxis: BYU must act to make black students feel safe and welcome | Salt Lake Tribune
Students portray the black BYU experience at BYU with new project 'blindspot' | BYU School of Communications
BYU's Yoeli Childs posts Instagram message to promote change in racial issues | Daily Herald
BYU cornerback Isaiah Herron explains why he’ll stay with program instead of transferring to an HBCU | Deseret News

BYU Research on Topics of Race, Equity and Belonging

Increasing workplace diversity | Olga Stoddard, economics
Immigrant students raise performance across the board | Mikaela Dufur, sociology
Race, gender and age affect who writes majority opinions for state supreme courts | Robert Christensen, public service and ethics
House hunting is struggle for mixed-race couples with children | Ryan Gabriel, sociology
Minority entrepreneurs face discrimination when seeking loans | Glenn Christensen, marketing
BYU professor serves as historical advisor for Civil Rights Movement American Girl doll | Rebecca de Schweinitz, history
Racial discrimination in Union Army pensions detailed by new study | Sven Wilson, political science

Finding Community at BYU

BYU Multicultural Services
BYU International Student and Scholar Services
BYU FHSS Committee for Diversity, Collaboration and Inclusion
BYU Black Student Union
BYU Tribe of Many Feathers
BYU Hispanos Unidos
BYU Latino Club
BYU Women of Color
BYU Black Alumni Society

Respecting Others