Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Resource List

Desirée, guest host on episode 3 about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), has kindly compiled a list of resources for listeners to further their independent exploration of the topic. Commentary added by Jala.

Update, 2022.05.31: Below Desirée's list, I have added my own section with a listing of books/resources I have partaken of with regard to this topic. This will be a living document which will be expanded and updated as I continue to study.

  • Harvard Implicit Bias Test
    • A series of tests related to a number of different biases. You can select a quiz based on what type of bias you would like to examine.
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg
    • A solid resource which will help you improve your speech patterning with everyone. Helps you to learn about ways of speaking compassionately, hear others out even when you disagree, and move toward solutions that work for all. Helps you to understand what words serve to connect you with or distance you from others. Helps you to understand influence and power dynamics in speech.
  • Interrupting Bias: Calling Out vs. Calling In
    • An easy to follow list of examples and explanations of the concept of 'calling out' behaviors such as microaggressions, as well as ways to ask for further information and clarity.
  • What Are Microaggressions? (Article)
    • Includes video and breakdown of the differences between microaggressions and other forms of aggression, insult and insensitivity. Includes explanations of how this form of interaction causes harm, where the term originated and why we are hearing it so much recently.
  • DEIB Libguide
    • Jala's personal favorite. This is a list of works ranging from textbooks to entertainment media which broach various DEIB topics. It is divided by subject matter so you can easily locate your topic of interest.
  • KU Social Justice Libguide
    • A fabulous guide with articles, websites, books, social media resources and more pertaining to various social justice issues. There is a tab specifically about microaggressions as well.
  • Safe Zone Project
    • A free online resource for LGBTQIA+ awareness and ally training workshops.
  • Interview with Kimberlé Crenshaw; reflection on intersectionality
    • An examination of where intersectionality is headed, from the person who first coined the phrase and co-founded the African American Policy Forum.
  • African American Policy Forum
    • A think tank connecting academics, activists and policymakers seeking to dismantle structural inequality. Promotes frameworks that envision racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the barriers that disempower marginalized citizens.
  • Disability Resource
    • A service community which answers questions of concern for persons with disabilities and those seeking to learn more. Provides resources for the disabled and articles about important topics as well as a business/service finder and review panel.

Jala's Reference Materials

The below is a list of various materials I have read which relate to DEIB work in some way. Some of these are memoirs to better understand different people and their experiences, others are history texts, etc.