Racial Justice & Geology Resources

This is a collection of articles and books that focus on Racial Justice and Geoscience and/or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics.  If you have an article or book you'd like to add to the list, please send us an email.


  1. Dutt, Kueli. Race and Racism in the GeosciencesNature Geoscience, vol. 13, 2020, pp. 2-3. Available online at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0519-z. This article uses data collected by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), of which AIPG is a member organization, in their 2016 Status of the Geoscience Workforce publication. The newer 2018 Status of the Geoscience Workforce publication was released in March 2020: https://www.americangeosciences.org/news/agi-publishes-2018-status-geoscience-workforce-report.

  2. Goldberg, Emma. Earth Science has a Whiteness ProblemNew York Times, Dec. 23, 2019. Available online at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/science/earth-science-diversity-education.html.

  3. McKibben, Bill. Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice: What is a "Just Transition," anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.  Yes! magazine, Aug 18, 2017. Available online at https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/just-transition/2017/08/18/climate-justice-is-racial-justice-is-gender-justice/.

  4. Of Rocks and Social Justice. Nature Geoscience, vol. 9, 2016, pp. 797. Available online at https://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo2836.

  5. Funk, Cary and Parker, Kim. Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity. Pew Research Center, January 2018. (See Section 4 - Blacks in STEM Jobs are Especially Concerned about Diversity and Discrimination inthe Workplace). Available online at https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2018/01/09/blacks-in-stem-jobs-are-especially-concerned-about-diversity-and-discrimination-in-the-workplace/.

  6. Vakil, Sepehr and Ayers, Rick. The Racial Politics of STEM Education in The USA: Interrogations And Explorations. Race Ethnicity and Education, vol. 22, no. 4, 2019, pp. 449-458. Available online at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13613324.2019.1592831.



  1. McNair, Tia Brown, et al. From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education. Wiley, 2020. More information on the publishers webpage at https://www.wiley.com/en-us/From+Equity+Talk+to+Equity+Walk%3A+Expanding+Practitioner+Knowledge+for+Racial+Justice+in+Higher+Education-p-9781119237914.

  2. Yusoff, Kathryn. Billion Black Anthropocenes or None. University of Minnesota Press, 2018. More information on the publishers webpage at https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/a-billion-black-anthropocenes-or-none.

  3. Tyson, Neil Degrasse. The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. 2nd Rev. ed., Prometheus, 2004. More information on the Amazon page at https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Not-Limit-Adventures-Astrophysicist/dp/159102188X.