Academic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources 




Listen to a podcast form the New York Times - a series detailing how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.

Listen In To 1619



Americans turn to therapy looking for a space to process painful events. Can it mitigate the effects of racism? Help us undo how we internalize racial trauma?

Listen In To CodeSwitch


Intersectionality Matters!

Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

Listen To Intersectionality


Pod For A Cause

We’re seeing unprecedented attacks on the values we hold near and dear. Our friends in the movement will be stopping by to have these conversations, and they promise to be real honest.

Listen To Pod for a Cause


Momentum: A Race Forward

Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice.

Listen To Momentum



Black Feminist Thought Book

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Description by Routledge

In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without. Here Collins provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. Drawing from fiction, poetry, music and oral history, the result is a superbly crafted and revolutionary book that provided the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought and its canon.


Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain Book

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
Description by Goodreads

The achievement gap remains a stubborn problem for educators of culturally and linguistically diverse students. With the introduction of the rigorous Common Core State Standards, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement and facilitating deeper learning

Culturally responsive pedagogy has shown great promise in meeting this need, but many educators still struggle with its implementation. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.


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How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Description by

Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. 

In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.


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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Description by Goodreads

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.

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The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Description by Goodreads

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two “letters,” written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as “sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle…all presented in searing, brilliant prose,” The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Description by Goodreads

As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status--much like their grandparents before them.

In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community--and all of us--to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

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We Want to Do More Than Survive” by Bettina Love
Description by Penguin Random House Network

Drawing on her life’s work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. She argues that the US educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color. Instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs, and character education, which Love calls the educational survival complex.

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White Fragility” by Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Description by Amazon

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
Description by Basic Books

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? How can we get past our reluctance to discuss racial issues?

Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about communicating across racial and ethnic divides and pursuing antiracism. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand dynamics of race and racial inequality in America.



  • Building Students' Learning Muscles as Our Equity Imperative with Zaretta Hammond
    Watch a webinar by IMPACT Learning and Leading Group.

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Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th; Produced by Ava DuVernay
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
  • Fruitvale Station; Produced by Ryan Coogler
  • I Am Not Your Negro; Produced by James Baldwin
  • If Beale Street Could Talk; Produced by Barry Jenkins
  • Just Mercy; Produced by Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Selma; Produced by Ava DuVernay 
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  • The Hate U Give; Produced by George Tillman Jr.
  • When They See Us; Produced by Ava DuVernay

Organizations to Follow on Social Media:

  • Antiracism Center  
  • Audre Lorde Project:   
  • Black Women’s Blueprint:   
  • Color Of Change:   

  • Colorlines:   
  • The Conscious Kid:   
  • Equal Justice Initiative (EJI):