On Seeking Racial Equity

To be silent on the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and the violent shooting of Jacob Blake, among too many others before and since, would be unacceptable for an honor society founded on the tenets of Truth and Character. Alpha Chi stands united with those facilitating change and denouncing racism and discrimination of all kinds. The pursuit of truth requires us to study and listen to understand; character compels the work needed to break down barriers of structural racism wherever they are found. Working toward “justice for all” by dismantling centuries-old systems of racial inequality, inequity, white supremacy, and violence against people of color is the work of each of us until the work is done.

We affirm our commitment to advancing diversity and social justice and, to that end, are planning special educational opportunities to be held during the 2020-21 academic year. Alpha Chi also encourages its chapters to engage in meaningful conversations about racism and its detrimental effects on humanity. Chapter Activity Grants for antiracism events will be offered beginning in Fall 2021.

Alpha Chi members are to be dedicated to making our scholarship effective for good, and we look forward to working with chapter leaders and members to make a better, increasingly just society.

In scholarship and in service,

Lara Noah
Executive Director

David Jones
National Council President


2020-21 Educational Series


Racial Equity Resources

Cultural Awareness
50 Years of Racism: Why Silence Isn’t the Answer, James A. White, Sr.
Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist
How to Talk about Race: Eric Deggans
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho
Anti-Racism Practices and the Pandemic

Literature & Education
National Museum of African American History
Equity vs. Equality
Racial Justice in Education Reading List
Diverse Book Finder
Equal Justice Initiative (Bryan Stevenson, Founder)
How to Be Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi
The Anti-Racism Project
Anti-Racism Resource Bank
More Antiracism Resources
Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Action & Advocacy
Right to Be - Training (righttobe.org)
Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice
From Theory to Practice
‘Not Racist’ Is Not Enough: Putting In The Work To Be Anti-Racist
The Racial Healing Handbook
Racial Equity Tools
Online Racial Equity Workshops
Advocacy: Social Justice Exchange
Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others
89 Racial Equity Resources for Healthcare, Education, and Communities
Resources for Racial and Health Equity