Racial Equity Tools: Glossary
Words and their multiple uses reflect the tremendous diversity that characterizes our society. Indeed, universally agreed upon language on issues relating to racism is nonexistent. We discovered that even the most frequently used words in any discussion on race can easily cause confusion, which leads to controversy and hostility. It is essential to achieve some degree of shared understanding, particularly when using the most common terms. In this way, the quality of dialogue and discourse on race can be enhanced.

Fall 2021: Classes to Take

African American Studies

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:25pm-2:15pm

CAS AA 300: Latinx Identities, Families, and Communities with Molly Monet-Viera

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:05am-9:55am

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:10am-11:00am

Fridays, 11:15am-2:00pm


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am-10:45am

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Political Science

CAS PO 330: Special Topics in Comparative Politics, Section W1: Democracy and Protest in the Global South with Marcus Walton

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:15pm


(meets with AA 207)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Wednesdays, 2:00pm-5:15pm

Tuesdays, 12:30pm-3:15pm

Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Thursdays, 3:30pm-6:15pm

Tuesdays & Thursday, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Literary Resources

*Disclaimer: read this article from The Atlantic about why reading anti-racist work is only the first step to activism. If you have a recommendation for our list, please send us an email with the title of the work.





  • Collection of poems by Langston Hughes

  • Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith

  • American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes

  • Olio by Tyehimba Jess

  • Coal by Audre Lorde

Social Media Resources

*Disclaimer: we have assembled these lists as resources for exploration rather than as direct endorsements of these individuals/organizations. If you have a recommendation for our list, please send us an email with the Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter handle.






Decolonization Resources

Food Sovereignty & Dining in Boston

Indigenous Peoples & Nations