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. 

One response to “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources”

  1. gary dexter says:

    this is very informative, thank you for that info.

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