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Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Disclaimer: This is intended for use as a resource guide. Departments and Libraries throughout Tufts University have made or are planning to make respective statements separate from this guide.

Street Medic Resources

These resources are for street or action medics who provide first aid at protests and demonstrations.

Documenting Racism in the Health Sciences Academic Literature

The Black Lives Matter Movement

This landing page will continue to rotate to highlight different racial justice movements. Currently, we feature the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and some resources that might be helpful in unlearning racism and harmful practices within the medical/health sciences profession. 


Screenshot of the Black Lives Matter website landing page.

Click on the image to go to the Black Lives Matter website.

What is BLM?

The BLM movement was first organized "in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's murder." Since then, BLM has become an organization with many chapters worldwide. Boston also has a BLM Chapter. BLM continues to organize not only around the murders of other Black Americans that have been perpetrated by police violence and a policing system created as retaliation to the freedom of slaves after the Civil War, but also around issues of anti-Blackness in various communities, political and otherwise. The founders of BLM are Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, who have not only organized around injustices against Black people, but also fight for the rights of Black people in the LGBTQ & Trans-community.

To learn more about why it is important to acknowledge that Black lives do matter and the systems in place that have consistently devalued Black lives, take a look at the resources below, which include how racism continues to exist in the medical/health sciences profession.

Documenting Racism in the Health Sciences

Addressing Racism in the Health Sciences

Content Advisory

This note is to advise readers that the content throughout this research guide addresses race-based harm and/or violence towards Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. 


This guide is not exhaustive. We intentionally include only resources available for free or that are accessible online to the Tufts community. 

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