500 Women Scientists has compiled a good list of how you can communicate your support for #BlackLivesMatter: https://500womenscientists.org/updates/2020/6/1/take-action
Here you will find a few short articles about representation in the Geosciences (Gillette + Bernard & Cooperdock). One article is from 1972, the other from 2018, yet they both speak to the same issue: there are far too few People of Color in Geosciences, and even fewer Black people, across all levels (particularly at the faculty level).
Some active steps that we can take to promote diversity in Geosciences can be found here: https://eos.org/opinions/promoting-racial-diversity-in-geoscience-through-transparency
The Department of Geosciences is commmited to diversity, justice, and anti-racism. Read more about our commitment to removing structural barriers in admissions, hiring, and degree requirements as well as mentoring for inclusivity in our upcoming newsletter.