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Diversity and Inclusion Resources


Welcome to the Steelman Library Guide on Diversity!

This guide is designed to provide helpful resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Use these links to find sources and information to help you research topics on diversity. 

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Disability and Accessibility Awareness Resources

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October) 

Latest Books from the Diversity Collection

ISBN: 1580058825
Publication Date: 2019-09-24

ISBN: 9780310597261
Publication Date: 2019-01-22

ISBN: 0593230256
Publication Date: 2020-08-04

ISBN: 0399590595
Publication Date: 2019-09-24

ISBN: 0525509283
Publication Date: 2019-08-13

Suggested Reading List

ISBN: 0802412661
Publication Date: 2015-10-06

ISBN: 0830844031
Publication Date: 2013-11-03

ISBN: 1626980055
Publication Date: 2013

Higher Education Resources

SEU Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Multicultural Affairs Department

Books from the Diversity Collection on Antiracism and Allyship

ISBN: 0525509283
Publication Date: 2019-08-13

ISBN: 9798656695466
Publication Date: 2020-06-24

Cover Art
This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

ISBN: 9780711245211

Books on Anti-Racism

Resources on Anti-racism

Resources on Microaggression

Articles on Christianity and Racial Reconciliation

Systemic Racism Resources

  • Harvard Business School- Minorities Who “Whiten” Job Resumes Get More Interviews (Harvard Study)

    African American and Asian job applicants who mask their race on resumes seem to have better success getting job interviews, according to research by Katherine DeCelles and colleagues.

  • The Color of Money: how mortgage lending practices discriminate against blacks.

    This page links to the text of "The Color of Money," a series of articles on lenders avoiding middle-income black neighborhoods. Bill Dedman received the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 1989 for researching and writing these articles. The first series, published May 1-4, 1988, disclosed that Atlanta's banks and savings and loan institutions, although they had made loans for years in even the poorest white neighborhoods of Atlanta, did not lend in middle-class or more affluent black neighborhoods. The focus moved to lenders across the nation with the January 1989 article, "Blacks turned down for home loans from S&Ls twice as often as whites."

  • Redlining's legacy: Maps are gone, but the problem hasn't disappeared

    For decades, many banks in the U.S. denied mortgages to people, mostly people of color in urban areas, preventing them from buying a home in certain neighborhoods or getting a loan to renovate their house. The practice — once backed by the U.S. government — started in the 1930s and took place across the country. That includes in many of the nation's largest cities, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa and others with large minority populations.

  • Explainer: what is systemic racism and institutional racism?

    “Systemic racism”, or “institutional racism”, refers to how ideas of white superiority are captured in everyday thinking at a systems-level: taking in the big picture of how society operates, rather than looking at one-on-one interactions. These systems can include laws and regulations, but also unquestioned social systems. Systemic racism can stem from education, hiring practices or access.

  • The New York Times: Whites Have a Huge Wealth Gap Over Blacks (But Don’t Know It)

    Psychologists at Yale recently asked hundreds of Americans these two questions:

    For every $100 earned by an average white family, how much do you think is earned by an average black family?

    For every $100 in wealth accumulated by an average white family, how much wealth has the average black family accumulated?

  • An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools

    Learn about how public schools are funded today and how the federal and local monies are allocated.

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (Unemployment rates by race and age)

    Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

  • Religion News Service (June 19, 2020)

    (RNS) — Bob the Tomato wants you to care about racism.

    Earlier this week, Phil Vischer — creator of “VeggieTales” and voice of Bob the Tomato in the popular Christian animated series — posted a now viral video called “Race in America” that attempts to answer the question: “Why are people so angry?”

    Filled with graphics, photo montages, and factoids— and a few comic asides — that make the concept of systemic racism accessible for all ages, the 17-minute tutorial had garnered more than 2.8 million views by Friday (June 19).

    “The average Black household has one-tenth the wealth of the average white household,” Vischer said in the video. “This didn’t happen by accident. It happened by policy.”

TED Talks on Racism

Black Wall Street

Selections from the Diversity Collection on Latino and Hispanic American Topics

TED Talks on Microaggression

Hispanic Trends

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Selections from the Diversity Collection on Asian American Topics

TED Talks on Stereotyping

Trends in Asian American Topics

Asian American Heritage Month

Members of the PAVA World Korean Traditional Marching Band
Library of Congress

Selections from the Diversity Collection on Indigenous Peoples

TED Talks on Cultural Appropriation

Native American Heritage Month


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