Welcome to the Multicultural Scholars Collaborative (MSC) Resource Database!


About the Database

The Multicultural Scholars Collaborative (MSC) Resource Database provides resources for antiracism research, education, and activism for members of the UWM campus and the public who are interested in equity and anti-racism work for both personal and professional use.

This database was built for members of the UWM campus and community interested in anti-racist work and collectively working towards a more equitable campus for faculty, staff, and students. Through this database, resources can be accessed freely, anonymously, and without judgment.
Our goal is to actively dismantle institutional expectations that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) scholars will engage in anti-racist work of equity, inclusion and diversity that is often uncompensated. We seek to collectively build a resource for teaching, learning, and engagement in issues related to anti-racism, thereby alleviating some of the emotional and resource labor from individual BIPOC scholars whose expertise is often requested on these issues but for whom the labor is often discounted. 1

Resources provided in this searchable database are created by UWM community members and used with permission, or external resources identified by MSC members. This database contains a variety of modalities to allow everyone to engage in ways that best fit their own preferences. The database is regularly updated, and we welcome your submissions/contributions for inclusion. Funded by the “Toward an Antiracist Campus Action Grant” sponsored by the UWM Division of Global Inclusion and Engagement and the Office of Research.

What Do the Levels Mean?

Our resources have a designated level in each title to help you find the right resource for your research purpose while meeting your current place in your awakening process. Our levels are modeled after the Ramsey County Community Human Services Anti-Racism Leadership Team in Minnesota:
  • Level 1 – Diversity Awareness: Resources listed as Level 1 are meant to help you understand racism in America, its cause, and its associated effects on academics of color. These resources should help your awareness, sensitivity, understanding, and respect for people of other ethnic groups.
  • Level 2 – Cultural Diversity: Resources listed as Level 2 assume a basic understanding of racism in America and instead focus on celebrating cultural diversity. These resources emphasize the differences across cultural contexts and help you communicate and relate to others across cultural lines.
  • Level 3 – Anti-Racism and Social Justice: Resources listed as Level 3 are heavy in anti-racism vocabulary and either make recommendations or are examples of active anti-racism work you can use in your research, classroom, or the graduate student pipeline. These resources work to dismantle racist ideologies and structural racism, focusing on how current practices and policies do not serve BIPOC scholars and communities.
  1. See this article from the California Law Review to learn more about “discounted labor” of BIPOC students and faculty.