Anti-Racism at Xavier

Becoming an Anti-Racist University

Xavier recognizes that the lived experiences of individuals who are Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) have been marked by racial biases, aggressions and other discriminatory practices. In alignment with our Jesuit values to walk as companions with the marginalized, oppressed and vulnerable and to work for justice, we have pledged to fight against all manifestations of racism and inequity at Xavier.

Our commitment, outlined by the University’s Anti-Racist Action Plan, is transformational and touches every area at Xavier, including academics, student life and employee relations. This website will serve as a resource and communication hub for up-to-date information as we enhance our efforts to promote racial justice, equity and inclusion at Xavier and work toward authentic change.

Anti-Racist Resources

Xavier Resources

Offices and People

Programs and Initiatives

Additional Resources

Local Organizations

National Organizations

Websites and Media

Books

  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt, PhD
  • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • me and white supremacy by Layla Saad
  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
  • Reclaiming Our Space by Feminista Jones

Aspiring Anti-Racist Allies is an affinity space primarily for self-identified white staff, faculty, alumni, and students at Xavier University who want to become anti-racist, anti-supremacist allies and examine their own ideas about race and racism. Our focus is on challenging ourselves and other white people to take responsibility for racist oppression, and we welcome opportunities to communicate, collaborate, and build relationships with people of color in order to challenge racism together. For More Information Contact: Tracey DuEst at duestt@xavier.edu or 513-745-3114.

Racial Equity Tools website
Good Good Good Anti-Racism Resources

Message from Dr. Walker

“We have a unique and special opportunity to fully live out Xavier’s Jesuit Catholic values and become a model of inclusive excellence that will lead to a more just, peaceful and humane world. I know this vision lives in our hearts and minds and continually inspires us to give our best efforts, even as we are sadly reminded of violence, confusion and disorder in our world. Decades ago Anne Frank wrote, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Let’s not wait a single moment to do just that at Xavier University.” —Janice B. Walker, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion