If you are looking to educate yourself or for resources for conversation, we have gathered some materials below. We welcome suggested additions to this list.
Implicit Association Test (IAT)
Identifies thoughts, feelings and preferences outside of conscious awareness and control. Tests include: Disability IAT, Race IAT, Skin Tone IAT, Race IAT, Religion IAT, Asian American IAT, Sexuality IAT, Native American IAT
Understanding Race: Are We So Different?
Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people.
Talking about Race
The National Museum of African American History and Culture web portal provides tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
Books about Race and Racism
"For those who want to take anti-racist action but don't know where to begin, below is a list of books about racism — anti-blackness in particular — and white privilege." - Arianna Rebolini
Books for Middle and High Schoolers
Fifteen books that address inequity, equality, and organizing for middle and high schoolers.
Evolving Language of Diversity
Article includes a fact sheet that presents a way of thinking about language. In the words of the author, "We choose to use words that convey sensitivity and understanding not because we want to be "correct"but because how we use words affects people - their concept of themselves and members of their group and the ability to create and maintain authentic relationships across difference."
Inclusive Language Guide
This Inclusive Language Guide was created by Counseling@Northwestern, the Online Master of Arts in Counseling program from The Family Institute at Northwestern University.
Hate crime laws and data from the ADL and FBI, 1997-2015.
An on-line magazine that provides news, resources and commentary on the role of diversity in strengthening the corporate bottom line.
Learning for Justice
Formerly Teaching Tolerance, a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
The Safe Zone project created a glossary of terms. Per their website, the list is neither comprehensive nor incontrovertible, but it’s an ever-improving list of definitions for terminology relating to LGBTQ+ identities & people, sexualities, and genders.
By Basheer Ahmed, 2017 MCA Award Honoree
This book is available through amazon.