Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources
This Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Reading List, which is not listed in any particular order, has been developed to assist alums in gaining understanding and appreciation of DEI issues in our society, to spark conversations and dialogue, and help us to address our challenges and opportunities to improve our community.
This reading list is not comprehensive and it will be updated regularly.
The books chosen for the DEI Reading List are written for reading by general, non-specialist audiences. The authors of these books are diverse as a group, and efforts have been made to provide different voices and perspectives on any single issue.
Content warning: Racial slurs, sex, and difficult content
On our bookshelf
Racial Equity Glossary for Terms to Better Understand Building Solidarity – PDF
Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences by Tiffany Jana
Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Race, Class, & Gender: An Anthology 8th Edition by Margaret L. Andersen
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Hardcover by Austin Channing Brown
I Am Not Your Negro Paperback by James Baldwin
Between the World and Me Hardcover by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary by Paulo Freire
We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Leighton Brown and Matthew Riemer
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
Planning and Lgbtq Communities: The Need for Inclusive Queer Spaces 1st Edition by Petra L. Doan
El Deafo by Cece Bell
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap by Maura Cullen
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith ’69 by Alethia Jones (Editor), Virginia Eubanks (Editor), Barbara Smith ’69 (With)
Let us know what you are reading! Email us if you’d like us to consider a book for this list.
October 8, 2020