Below is suggested reading on the experiences of under-represented minorities (including women in general, women of color in particular, LGBTQ individuals, and Black physicists). Many of the articles include concrete suggestions for steps that can be taken to improve department culture. Have a suggestion for an article that speaks to you? Let us know!

Common Challenges Faced by Women of Color in Physics, and Actions Faculty Can Take to Minimize Those Challenges, by Angela Johnson et al and published in The Physics Teacher (2017).

Report: LGBT+ Climate in Physics, from the American Physical Society (2016).

The 'Benefits' of Black Physics Students, an opinion piece from The New York TImes by Jedidah C. Isler (2015).

Most of these suggestions come from The High Energy Physics Community Statement. For more information on that and other suggested resources, visit