In addition to the grief and hardship brought by COVID-19, the horrific killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have brought attention to the systemic racism, intolerance, and unjust treatment of Black and African Americans.

The Student Committee of SPSP condemns these acts of violence and those who are justifying the violence. We are especially thoughtful of our student members who identify as Black and African American. We support you and stand by you. We want to be a resource for you and amplify your perspectives and experiences so we can all hear them.

We would like to provide an outlet for sharing messages of support and solidarity with the rest of the student community. These messages will be shared with the student community in the following newsletter.

Please use the link below to send us your message:

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Additionally, for those of you looking for educational resources to broaden and deepen your understanding of the systemic and widespread issue of racism in America, the Student Committee has compiled the following resource list:

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Academic Articles

Bonam, C. M., Nair Das, V., Coleman, B. R., & Salter, P. (2019). Ignoring History, Denying Racism: Mounting Evidence for the Marley Hypothesis and Epistemologies of Ignorance. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10(2), 257–265.

Clavél, F. D., Cutrona, C. E., & Russell, D. W. (2017). United and Divided by Stress: How Stressors Differentially Influence Social Support in African American Couples Over Time. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(7), 1050–1064.

Gaither, S. E., Toosi, N. R., Babbitt, L. G., & Sommers, S. R. (2019). Exposure to Biracial Faces Reduces Colorblindness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45(1), 54–66.

Garay, M. M., Meyers, C., Remedios, J. D., & Pauker, K. (2019). Looking like vs. acting like your race: Social activism shapes perceptions of multiracial individuals. Self and Identity, 0(0), 1–26.

Greenaway, V. P., & Turetsky, K. M. (2020). Socioecological diversity and inclusion: a framework for advancing diversity science. Current Opinion in Psychology, 32, 171-176.

Jones, J. M., & Dovidio, J. F. (2018). Change, Challenge, and Prospects for a Diversity Paradigm in Social Psychology. Social Issues and Policy Review, 12(1), 7–56.

Kirby, T. A., Tabak, J. A., Ilac, M., & Cheryan, S. (2020). The Symbolic Value of Ethnic Spaces. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1948550620913371.

Loyd, A. B., & Gaither, S. E. (2018). Racial/ethnic socialization for White youth: What we know and future directions. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 59, 54–64.

Pauker, K., Brey, E. L., Lamer, S. A., & Weisbuch, M. (2019). Chapter Five - Cultural Snapshots: A Method to Capture Social Contexts in Development of Prejudice and Stereotyping. In J. B. Benson (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior (Vol. 56, pp. 141–181). JAI.

Payne, B. K., & Vuletich, H. A. (2018). Policy Insights From Advances in Implicit Bias Research. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 5(1), 49–56.

Payne, B. K., Vuletich, H. A., & Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L. (2019). Historical roots of implicit bias in slavery. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(24), 11693–11698.

Payne, B. K., Vuletich, H. A., & Lundberg, K. B. (2017). The Bias of Crowds: How Implicit Bias Bridges Personal and Systemic Prejudice. Psychological Inquiry, 28(4), 233–248.

Radke, H. R. M., Kutlaca, M., Siem, B., Wright, S. C., & Becker, J. C. (2020). Beyond Allyship: Motivations for Advantaged Group Members to Engage in Action for Disadvantaged Groups. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 1088868320918698.

Remedios, J. D., Reiff, J. S., & Hinzman, L. (2020). An Identity-Threat Perspective on Discrimination Attributions by Women of Color. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1948550620908175.

Richeson, J. A., & Sommers, S. R. (2016). Toward a Social Psychology of Race and Race Relations for the Twenty-First Century. Annual Review of Psychology, 67(1), 439–463.

Russell, D. W., Clavél, F. D., Cutrona, C. E., Abraham, W. T., & Burzette, R. G. (2018). Neighborhood racial discrimination and the development of major depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127(2), 150–159.

Salter, P. S., Adams, G., & Perez, M. J. (2018a). Racism in the Structure of Everyday Worlds: A Cultural-Psychological Perspective. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(3), 150–155.

Salter, P. S., Adams, G., & Perez, M. J. (2018b). Racism in the Structure of Everyday Worlds: A Cultural-Psychological Perspective. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(3), 150–155.

Trawalter, S., Bart-Plange, D.-J., & Hoffman, K. M. (2020). A socioecological psychology of racism: Making structures and history more visible. Current Opinion in Psychology, 32, 47–51.

Vuletich, H. A., & Payne, B. K. (2019). Stability and Change in Implicit Bias. Psychological Science, 30(6), 854–862.

Whitley, B. E., & Webster, G. D. (2019). The Relationships of Intergroup Ideologies to Ethnic Prejudice: A Meta-Analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 23(3), 207–237.

Zhou, S., Page-Gould, E., Aron, A., Moyer, A., & Hewstone, M. (2019). The Extended Contact Hypothesis: A Meta-Analysis on 20 Years of Research. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 23(2), 132–160.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michele Alexander

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code by Ruha Benjamin

TV shows and movies

Dear White People (Justin Simien/Netflix)

See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol/Netflix)

Selma (Ava DuVernay/Available to rent)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Available to rent)

When They See Us (Ava DuVernay/Netflix)

13th (Ava DuVernay/Netflix)

Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton/Available for free for a limited time)

The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr./Hulu)

American Son (Kenny Leon/Netflix)

The Uncomfortable Truth  (Amazon Prime)

White Savior: Racism In The American Church (Amazon Prime) 

Who to follow on social media

Dr. Ibram X Kendi, @DrIbram

Layla Saad, @laylafsaad

Dr. Hakeem Jefferson, @hakeemjefferson

Dr. Jelani Cobb, @jelani9

Ijeoma Oluo, @IjeomaOluo

Dr. Phia Salter Lee, @doctaphia

Derecka Purnell, @dereckapurnell

Cornel West, @CornelWest

Dr. Amanda Alexander, @A_S_Alexander

Finally, for those of you who are looking to lend your support financially, we encourage you to check out this compilation of a variety of organizations and memorial funds to which to donate. We also encourage you to consider donating to SPSP to support diversity travel awards and initiatives.