Loyola University Maryland

Racial Justice Working Group


Types of Resources

  • Organizations

  • Service Learning Courses


    "The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehisi Coates, published in The Atlantic, June 2014.

    From Brian Norman: The blockbuster essay from Loyola's 2015 MLK Convocation. Among the most compelling historical meditation on race, justice, and structural inequality to hit the nation in years. Many faculty continue to incorporate this into courses and other efforts at Loyola.case-for-reparations


    American Magazine recently posted an article by Alex Mikulich, co-author of "The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-Incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance" and one of the presenters for the March workshop at Loyola, about race and Jesuit Education. 


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    "Between the World and Me"- Ta-Nehisi Coates


    Former MLK Convocation speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 66th National Book Award for his powerful novel called "Between the World and Me." Coates’ profound work is written as a letter addressed to his teenage son about the reality of being Black in the United States.  It was hailed by the Toni Morrison as “required reading” due to its bold and intimate literary exploration of racial discrimination and violence throughout American history.

    The link below is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ speech during the 2015 National Book Award when he received the Non-Fiction Award for “Between the World and Me.”

    National Book Award Speech


    Black Lives Matter Activism

    From Jason Parcover: A good resource for students who want to know how they can take concrete social justice action across different personal/professional spheres.

    Loyola faculty responding as faculty to Baltimore unrest and injustice

    From Academic Affairs, examples of real-time responses from Loyola faculty during and about the week of demonstrations and unrest in our city, April 28-May 2, 2015.    


    Information about Black Lives Matter Activism: Mobilizing for Justice.


    The Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equality.

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    Service-Learning Courses


    EN 373.01: African American Literature: Black Literature Matters 
    Professor Gutman
    MWF 1-1:50pm. 
    This is a spring course in the English Department that takes up the topic of Black Lives Matter.