READ: ‘Transforming Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Equity and Justice’

Drawing on more than 25 years of research into Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), the book “Transforming Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Equity and Justice” offers a framework for how HSIs can advance racial equity, social justice, and collective liberation on their campuses. Author Gina Ann Garcia, PhD, argues that diversity alone is not enough to promote an inclusive learning environment. Instead, she encourages HSI administrators to examine how Whiteness operates across their institution to ensure students of all backgrounds are supported. Using a framework she devised, Garcia guides university leaders through multiple levels of campus administration — including curriculum, student services, physical infrastructure, and more.— to explain how these areas can be improved to better serve students. Published by Johns Hopkins University Press

WATCH: ‘My So-Called High School Rank’

In 2018, students at a high school in Sacramento, Calif., began writing a Broadway-style musical called “Ranked” that depicts how far students and their parents will go to secure a spot at an elite university. Several months later, the Varsity Blues scandal would make national headlines, and high schools around the country reached out to stage their own productions of “Ranked.” Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg record the stories of how musical theater students from three racially diverse high schools across the U.S. handle staging a production on the pressures of applying to college — while they themselves navigate the competitive admissions process. Streaming on HBO Max

LISTEN: ‘UnCommon Law’

As the U.S. Supreme Court determines the legality of race-conscious admissions at colleges and universities, Bloomberg Law’s “UnCommon Law” podcast analyzes the legal issues around affirmative action in higher education in a three-episode series. Host Matthew S. Schwartz speaks with experts about major affirmative action cases that have appeared before the Supreme Court and the potential precedents they set for the court’s coming decision. Guests on the series include Ted Shaw, JD, professor at the University of North Carolina and former president of the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund; Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University; and Terence Pell, PhD, president of the Center for Individual Rights. Available on all major podcast apps