Hogs UNITED is a collaborative effort between the student-athletes, coaches, and staff at the University of Arkansas Athletic Department. This effort is aimed at promoting education, advocacy, and action in the areas of diversity and inclusive excellence.
Hogs UNITED is a group focused on concerns and topics within the areas of diversity and inclusive excellence. The mission of this group aligns with Chancellor Steinmetz’s Guiding Principles – specifically, Enriching Campus Diversity & Inclusion, and Building a Collaborative & Innovative Campus. Hogs UNITED will communicate those messages throughout the Department of Athletics and beyond. Additional areas of focus include hiring and retention of individuals from marginalized or underserved groups, messaging from Athletics around topics of diversity and inclusion, working in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager and the Title IX Officer, and keeping up with and supporting relevant research on the topics of diversity and inclusion within Athletics.
In addition to our four committees, the following groups will have regularly scheduled meetings to facilitate open discussion around a variety of past, current, and future events. These groups are a starting point and other groups will be formed as interest arises.
Student-Athletes of Color (SAOC)
Student-Athlete Allies (SAA)
African American Student-Athlete Leadership Council
Coach | Staff Groups
Coaches & Staff of Color (CSOC)
Active Coach & Staff Allies (ACSA)
By providing structure to the various initiatives mentioned above and to come, Razorback Athletics will have a united and unified front when it comes to addressing issues of equity and equality in our department, on our campus, and within our community.
The focus of our educational pillar is towards ongoing conversations and training opportunities for the staff, coaches, and student-athletes.
Educational initiatives include, but are not limited to:
The focus of our advocacy pillar is on alerting coaches, student-athletes, and staff about ways to get involved in the department, on campus, and around the community when it comes to diversity and inclusive excellence initiatives.
Advocacy initiatives include, but are not limited to:
The focus of our action pillar is putting into action those educational and advocacy efforts for student-athletes, staff, and coaches.
Action initiatives include, but are not limited to:
The focus of this committee is to provide the Hogs UNITED group with opportunities for speakers, webinars, video series, etc. focused on diversity and inclusive excellence. This group works closely with other areas of the department whose missions are similar in terms of providing the opportunities. For more information or interest in this committee, please contact Erica Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The focus of this committee is examining the messages within and external to the department while paying attention to diversity and inclusive excellence variables. This group works closely with our website group, RSN, and PR. For more information or interest in this committee, please contact Elvis Moya (email@example.com).
The focus of this committee is the examination and evaluation of the departmental spaces to ensure diversity and inclusive excellence are upheld in all buildings and surrounding areas. This group works closely with the messaging group as well as our departmental facilities group. For more information or interest in this committee, please contact Will Roth (Will.Roth@ArkansasSportsProperties.com).
The focus of this committee is the gathering and distribution of information from internal and external sources around demographics and other measures of diversity and inclusive excellence. This group works closely with all our other committees to provide them with the information they need. This group also works closely with the sources of the information needed. For more information or interest in this committee, please contact Karla Horsfall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Diversity – The understanding that everyone is unique and recognizing the individual differences that exist. These differences can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.
Inclusion – Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people is recognized, and everyone is made to feel valued as being essential to the success of the team, group, and/or organization.
Equity & Equality – Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful. Equality is treating everyone the same. Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same help.
Inclusive Excellence – This is intended to be understood as an extension of inclusion – to be excellent at the implementation of inclusive practices. This requires active engagement of student-athletes, coaches, staff, alumni, and community partners.
Privilege – The ease with which one moves through a situation or life in general. More definitionally: a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.
Anti-Racism – an active and conscious effort to work against the multidimensional aspects of racism that involves – at its heart – personal accountability and action.
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|Films||Videos||Social Media Accounts|
|Black Feminist Thought||Patricia Hill Collins||Anti-racism|
|Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower||Dr. Brittney Cooper||Anti-racism|
|Heavy: An American Memoir||Kiese Laymon||Anti-racism|
|How To Be An Antiracist||Dr. Ibram X. Kendi||Anti-racism|
|I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou||Maya Angelou||Anti-racism|
|Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson||Bryan Stevenson||Anti-racism|
|Me and White Supremacy||Layla F. Saad||Anti-racism|
|Raising Our Hands||Jenna Arnold||Anti-racism|
|Redefining Realness||Janet Mock||LGBTQ+/Identity|
|Sister Outsider||Audre Lorde||Intersectional|
|So You Want to Talk About Race||Ijeoma Oluo||Anti-racism|
|The Bluest Eye||Toni Morrison||Anti-racism|
|The Fire Next Time||James Baldwin||Anti-racism|
|The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness||Michelle Alexander||Anti-racism|
|The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century||Grace Lee Boggs||Anti-racism|
|The Warmth of Other Suns||Isabel Wilkerson||Anti-racism|
|Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston||Zora Neale Hurston||Anti-racism|
|White Like Me||Tim Wise||Anti-racism|
|Between the World and Me||Ta-Nehisi Coates||Anti-racism|
|Why I am longer talking to White People about Race||Reni Eddo-Lodge||Anti-racism|
|White Fragility||Robin DiAngelo||Anti-racism|
|Ain't I A Woman||Bell Hooks||Anti-racism|
|Stamped from the Beginning||Ibram Kendi||Anti-racism|
|Remembrances in Black: Personal Perspectives of the African American Experience at the University of Arkansas, 1940s–2000s||Charles F. Robinson II & Lonnie R. Williams||Anti-racism|
|Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do||Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD||Anti-racism|
|Black Families in Therapy: Understanding the African American Experience||Nancy Boyd-Franklin||Anti-racism|
|The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming our Communities Through Mindfulness||Rhonda V. Magee, Foreword Jon Kabat-Zinn||Anti-racism|
|The Body is Not an Apology||Sonja Renee Taylor||Intersectional|
|It’s Time to Talk (and Listen): How to have Constructive Conversations about Race, Class, Sexuality, Ability, & Gender in a Polarized World||Anastasia S. Kim, PhD & Alicia Del Prado, PhD, Foreword Kevin L. Nadal, PhD||Anti-racism|
|The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing (The Social Justice Series)||Anneliese A. Singh, PhD, LPC, Foreword Tim Wise, Afterword Derald Wing Sue, PhD||Anti-racism|
|My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies||Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP||Anti-racism|
|Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?||Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD||Anti-racism|
|The Name Jar||Yangsook Choi||Anti-racism|
|The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir||Michelle Norris||Anti-racism|
|March: Book One||John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell||Anti-racism|
|March: Book Two||John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell||Anti-racism|
|March: Book Three||John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell||Anti-racism|
|The Underground Railroad||Colson Whitehead||Anti-racism|
|The Hate U Give||Angie Thomas (Young Adult)||Anti-racism|
|Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel||Jesmyn Ward||Anti-racism|
|Thick: And other Essays||Tressie McMillan Cotton||Anti-racism|
|Pedagogy of the Oppressed||Paulo Freire||Anti-racism|
|All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward||Tanya Talaga||Anti-racism|
|Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City||Tanya Talaga||Anti-racism|
|Healing the Soul Wound: Trauma-Informed Counseling for Indigenous Communities||Eduardo Duran (Tiospaye Ta Woapiye Wicasa), Foreword Allen E. Ivey||Anti-racism|
|Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America||Stacey Abrams||Anti-racism|
|Bad Feminist||Roxanne Gay||Anti-racism|
|Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists||Barbara Ransby||Anti-racism|
|When We Rise||Cleave Jones||LGBTQ+/Identity|
|CHANNEL NAME||PLATFORMS||ADDITIONAL||*All platforms: Apple, Android, Spotify, etc)|
|1619 (New York Times)||All platforms|
|About Race||All platforms|
|Code Switch (NPR)||All platforms|
|Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw||All platforms|
|Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast||All platforms|
|Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)||All platforms|
|Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)||All platforms|
|Seeing White||All platforms|
|Still Processing||All platforms|
|The Daily||All platforms|
|Good Ancestor Podcast hosted by Layla Saad||All platforms||Listen|
|TITLE||AUTHOR||WHERE TO FIND IT|
|“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us”||Adam Serwer||Atlantic (May 8, 2020)|
|”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant”||Jose Antonio Vargas||NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)|
|The 1619 Project (all the articles)||Read|
|The Combahee River Collective Statement||Various||Read|
|“The Intersectionality Wars”||Jane Coaston||Vox (May 28, 2019)|
|Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups||Dr. Craig Elliott||Read|
|”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”||Dr. Peggy McIntosh||Read|
|“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?”||Dr. Ibram X. Kendi||Atlantic (May 12, 2020)|
|TITLE||WHERE TO STREAM||*Streaming available to change*|
|13th (Ava DuVernay)||Netflix|
|American Son (Kenny Leon)||Netflix|
|Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975||Available to rent from Amazon Prime|
|Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu)||Available to rent|
|Dear White People (Justin Simien)||Netflix|
|Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)||Available to rent iTunes, Amazon Prime & Google Play|
|I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc)||Netflix|
|If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)||Hulu|
|Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton)||Youtube, Google Play, and Amazon|
|King In The Wilderness||HBO|
|See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol)||Netflix|
|Selma (Ava DuVernay)||Amazon Prime|
|The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution||Netflix|
|The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)||Hulu, Google Play & Amazon|
|When They See Us (Ava DuVernay)||Netflix|
|The Central Park Five|
|Remember the Titans|
|To Kill A Mockingird|
|A Time to Kill|
|The Color of Fear|
|TITLE||WHERE TO WATCH|
|Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)||Watch|
|"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)||Watch|
|The urgency of intersectionality (18:49)||Watch|
|Audre Lorde Project||audrelordproject||audrelorde|
|Black Women’s Blueprint||BlackWomensBP|
|Color Of Change||ColorOfChange||ColorOfChange|
|The Conscious Kid||TheConsciousKid||ConsciousKidLib|
|Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)||EJI_org||EJI_org|
|Families Belong Together||fams2gether||fams2gether|
|The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights||civilrightsorg||civilrightsorg|
|National Domestic Workers Alliance||domesticworkers||domesticworkers|
|Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)||ShowingUpForRacialJustice||ShowUp4RJ|
|United We Dream||UnitedWeDream||UnitedWeDream|
|The Queer Counselor||the_queer_counselor|
|Sonya Renee Taylor||SonyaReneeTaylor|
Feel free to contact our group through our Chair, Chris Bader (email@example.com).