Members of our ad-hoc DEI Committee put together this list of resources on diversity and inclusive excellence. These resources present a range of views on a variety of topics. This list is not meant to be exhaustive.

While these resources have been vetted by the committee, inclusion of a resource on the list is not an endorsement by UGA or the UGA School of Social Work. Instead, resources were included for their potential to illuminate diverse viewpoints and to move the conversation forward about matters of diversity and inclusive excellence.

Age and Ageism

Articles & Websites

LSU Libraries Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources: Age
Curated by the LSU African and African American Studies Diversity Librarian Ebony McDonald, this website contains key terms and a reading list on age and ageism

Bias-Free Language
The American Psychological Association’s website has a number of resources on “Bias-Free Language.” These resources are designed to support people in respectful written and oral communication about topics like age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality.

American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging (ASA) works to “empower and champion” the aging community through advocacy work, education, and more. ASA hosts podcast, publishes articles, puts on a conference, and more to educate the public and “change the discourse” around aging.

Old School: Anti-Aging Clearinghouse
Provides a list of tools, reports, papers, books, blogs, talks, campaigns, videos, organizations, and podcasts about aging and ageism.

Ageing: Ageism
WHO comprehensive website including definitions of ageism, who it effects, where it is seen, and more.

Reading Lists

University of Missouri, St. Louis Age, Aging, and Ageism Reading List
“This reading list has been developed to assist faculty, staff, and students in gaining understanding and appreciation of DEI issues in our society.”


The Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism
Ashton Applewhite “explains the roots of ageism in history and in our own age denial and how it divides and debases, examines how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of olders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and concludes with a rousing call to action”


Aging Unmasked Podcast works to “normalize, humanize, and unmask taboos and aging” through interviews with different experts.

Asian American / Pacific Islander Racism / Anti-racism

Articles & Websites

Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype
This article explores the complexity of the “model minority stereotype, how it intersects with other forms of racism, and what we need to do to form a more perfect union.”

Asian American and Pacific Islander Anti-Racism Resources
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers “a listing of anti-racist resources that are just a start toward learning about and understanding racism in the US and abroad.”

Working in Solidarity to Address Anti-Asian Violence and Xenophobia
In this article, Christa Grant, Gretchel L. Hathaway, and D Ekow King ask the questions, “Have we taken a strong enough stance in response to anti-Asian racism and xenophobia? Does the model minority myth play into our lack of understanding and reaction to hate crime incidents against Asian Americans?”

Racism, sexism must be considered in Atlanta case involving killing of six Asian women, experts say
In this article, Kimmy Yam explores the role of racism and sexism in the 2021 murders of six Asian women in Atlanta.

Looking at the Rise of Anti-Asian Racism in the Pandemic
In this article, “One expert discusses how anti-Asian sentiment tends to rise in times of national crisis.”

The long, ugly history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.
In this article, Gillian Brockwell explores the history of bigotry and racism experienced by Asian Americans in the United States.

Asian Americans, Recognized at Last
In this article, Frank Wu asserts that “For Asian Americans especially, the Atlanta attack of last week marks a turning point as indelibly as the pandemic itself: from now on, there is before, and there will be after.”

How to address the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes
PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz, AAPI activist Helen Zia and Rise founder Amanda Nguyen discuss the history of AAPI hate crimes and how communities are responding now. This resource includes interviews and videos with Asian Americans to hear their perspective on the issue.

Racial Microaggressions, Cultural Mistrust, and Mental Health Outcomes Among Asian American College Students
Kim, Kendall, & Cheon (2016) present “an empirical investigation of cultural mistrust as a mediator in the association between racial microaggressions and mental health in a sample of Asian American college students.”

Reading Lists

Literature and Resources to stop Anti-Asian Violence
This list includes practical resources to stop Asian hate, “nonfiction histories that dig into how Asian American identity was created, and specific chapters of U.S. history; fiction titles that explore the experience of being Asian American in this country; and books that celebrate Asian American joy.”

Asian American Voices: An Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Reading List
This list was compiled by PEN America. “From poetry and fiction to experimental sports writing and biography, each of these books share striking insights about the Asian American experience through new and unexpected lenses.”


Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu In
Interior Chinatown is “deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play.” It follows an Asian actor struggling with what role to play both in movies and shows and in his life.

Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
Minor Feelings is “A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche—and of a writer’s search to both uncover and speak the truth”


Self-Evident: Asian American Stories
This podcast tells Asian American stories exploring and reckoning with the themes of “race, power, culture, and identity”

Asian Enough
This podcast from the Los Angeles times with hosts Jen Yamato, Joshana Bhuiyan, Tracy Brown, and Suhauna Hussain is a podcast about being Asian American — the joys, the complications and everything in between.

Black / African American Racism / Anti-racism

Articles & Websites

The Life of a Black Academic: Tired and Terrorized
JACSW Associate Professor Henrika McCoy penned this powerful piece about what many Black people have been experiencing, both in and outside academia “What has not been acknowledged is the world of terror enveloping many black academics that has changed feeling tired to absolute exhaustion,” she writes.

Black Lives Matter: Toward a Modern Practice of Mass Struggle
In this article, Russell Rickford describes the Black Lives Matter movement: “Born as a Twitter hashtag, Black Lives Matter has evolved into a potent alternative to the political paralysis and isolation that racial jus?tice proponents have faced since the election of Obama. It must become a sustained, truly mass struggle, confronting ferocious backlash and overcoming multiple challenges while developing its considerable strengths.”

The Trayvon Generation
Dr. Elizabeth Alexander’s essay in the New Yorker discusses her sons, and all the other young Black Americans who’ve grown up knowing the trauma of Black death-often captured on video, reposted over and over again on social media.

Racial Equity & Anti-Black Racism
This website from the University of California San Francisco Multicultural Resource Center offers definitions, resources for anti-racism, and resources for non-Black People of Color and White People. These resources include links to articles, books, Ted talks, and more.

This is Not a Riot
This resource “was made with the intention of helping you, and anyone who has witnessed the rapidly-expanding protests of the last few weeks, navigate your own feelings, and field questions you or others may have surrounding the protests. Here, we encourage you to teach yourselves with these readings, to broaden and deepen your understanding of the protests and their purpose.”

Reading Lists

Black Liberation Reading List
This reading list is from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.

Fiction By Contemporary Black Authors About Navigating White Supremacy
“For those who have not been on the receiving end of the systemic violence of racism, and who are therefore responsible for dismantling it, the work begins with listening to the voices and experiences of those who have.” –Electric Literature

An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism
“For those who want to take anti-racist action but don’t know where to begin, a list of books about racism — anti-blackness in particular — and white privilege.” –Arianna Rebolini, BuzzFeed.News


Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan-Cottom
“In these eight piercing explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom embraces her venerated role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society…This stunning debut collection—in all its intersectional glory—mines for meaning in places many of us miss, and reveals precisely how the political, the social, and the personal are almost always one and the same.”

When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors
“A memoir by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement explains the movement’s position of love, humanity, and justice, challenging perspectives that have negatively labeled the movement’s activists while calling for essential political changes.” — Provided by publisher.


Pod Save the People
“Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and others”

The Roxane Gay Agenda
A “*bad feminist*” podcast hosted by Roxane Gay who facilitates conversations about feminism, art, race, writing, pop culture, politics, and food.

Finding Our Way
Podcast by Prentis Hemphill that explores “how to realize the world we want through our own healing and transformation.”

Disability and Ableism

Articles & Websites

The Harmful Ableist Language You Unknowingly Use
This article encourages readers to reconsider their use of common expressions that use disability terminology in derogatory, negative ways. Using expressions like “falling on deaf ears” or “turning a blind eye,” while subtle, can still be damaging to people with disabilities and society as a whole.

I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much.
This Tedx Talk by Stella Young sets out to help audiences understand disability is not a bad thing and that disabled people are not exceptional simply for living. Stella Young was a disabled writer, comedian, and advocate. She is well-known for coining the term “inspiration porn,” which refers to the ways that media and culture objectify people with disabilities by viewing their existence and achievements as exceptional and inspirational.

I got 99 problems…palsy is just one
In this Ted talk, comedian and actress Maysoon Zayid discusses her intersectional identities and the need for inclusion, particularly in media representation.

ADA 30 in Color
Hosted on the Disability Visibility Project website, ADA 30 in Color (#ADA30InColor) is “a series of original essays on the past, present, and future of disability rights and justice by disabled BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) writers.”

Fatphobia, Ableism, and the COVID-19 Pandemic
This article explores how “the rhetoric surrounding fatness, health, and COVID-19 is strikingly similar to some of the ableist discourse about disabled people and the coronavirus”

LSU Libraries Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources: Ability & Accessibility
Curated by the LSU African and African American Studies Diversity Librarian Ebony McDonald, this website contains key terms and a reading list on Ability & Accessibility. Subtopics include cognitive ability, physical ability, policy & technology.

National Center on Disability and Journalism Disability Language Style Guide
The National Center on Disability and Journalism has a Disability Language Style Guide, which is available in English, Spanish, and Romanian.

Bias-Free Language
The American Psychological Association’s website has a number of resources .” These resources are designed to support people in respectful written and oral communication about topics like age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality.

Reading Lists

Books to Read While We’re All at Home: Disability Edition from Access Living includes a list of book by authors with disabilities that can help others learn more about the disability community.

Disability Awareness Month 2020: Adult Recommended Reads
This staff created list from the Chicago Public Library was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Awareness Month. Recommended books include nonfiction featuring people with disabilities and fiction exploring disabled characters.

Disability Studies Reading List 2021
This list compiled by Annie Heffernan provides books, articles, journals, blogs, lectures, film, podcasts, reports, statements, syllabi or more to educate others about Disability.


About Us: Disability Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times
“Boldly claiming a space where people with disabilities tell the stories of their own lives—not other’s stories about them—About Us captures the voices of a community that has for too long been stereotyped and misrepresented. Speaking not only to people with disabilities and their support networks, but to all of us, the authors in About Us offer intimate stories of how they navigate a world not built for them. Echoing the refrain of the disability rights movement, “nothing about us without us,” this collection, with a foreword by Andrew Solomon, is a landmark publication of the disability movement for readers of all backgrounds, communities, and abilities.” –W.W. Norton

Criptiques edited by Caitlin Wood
“Criptiques is a groundbreaking collection of essays by disabled authors examining the often overlooked, provocative sides of disability. Exploring themes of gender, sexuality, disability/crip culture, identity, ableism and much more, this important anthology provides much needed space for thought-provoking discourse from a highly diverse group of writers. Criptiques takes a cue from the disability rights slogan “Nothing About Us Without Us,” illuminating disability experiences from those with firsthand knowledge. Criptiques is for people invested in crip culture, the ones just discovering it, and those completely unfamiliar with the term.”

No Pity
In No Pity, journalist Joe Shapiro documents “people with disabilities forging a new civil rights movement.” Although the book is now over 25 years old, it provides a historical look at disability history, policy, and culture in the United States leading up to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. Readers will learn how far we have come as a nation but will also understand how much further we must go to fully realize the full inclusion of people with disabilities in American society.

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong
“Disability rights activist Alice Wong brings tough conversations to the forefront of society with this anthology. It sheds light on the experience of life as an individual with disabilities, as told by none other than authors with these life experiences. It’s an eye-opening collection that readers will revisit time and time again.” —Chicago Tribune


Disability Visibility
This podcast is “hosted by San Francisco night owl Alice Wong featuring conversations on politics, culture, and media with disabled people. If you’re interested in disability rights, social justice, and intersectionality, this show is for you. It’s time to hear more disabled people in podcasting and radio”

The Accessible Stall with Kyle and Emily
Hosts Kyle Khachadurian and Emily Ladau talk about a variety of issues in the disability community. Both hold different mobility levels and disabilities – therefore offer two different perspectives in one space.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion including Intersectionality and Colonialism

Articles & Websites

The Past is Still Present: Why Colonialism Deserves Better Coverage
In this essay, Elliot Ross contends that “Colonial domination not only shapes our ideas about race, but also strongly influences how people think about class, culture, gender, and sexuality.”

Decolonization is Not a Metaphor
The goal in this scholarly article is to “remind readers what is unsettling about decolonization. Decolonization brings about the repatriation of Indigenous land and life; it is not a metaphor for other things we want to do to improve our societies and schools.” In their discourse they challenge and take issue with recent phenomena where social justice, critical methods, and decentering perspectives have become synonymous with decolonization.

How Do We Change America?
This article asserts that “The quest to transform this country cannot be limited to challenging its brutal police.”

Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life
This scholarly article explains microaggressions, microassaults, microinsults, and microinvalidations, specifically pertaining to race. Besides race, individuals can experience microagressions related to their gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability status. The lead author of this paper, Derald Wing Sue, has also co-authored a book called Microagressions in Everyday Life.

How to Respond to Microaggressions
Written in 2020, this New York Times article provides a brief introduction to microaggressions and ways to respond.

Bias-Free Language
The American Psychological Association’s website has a number of resources on “Bias-Free Language.” These resources are designed to support people in respectful written and oral communication about topics like age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality.

Reading Lists

University of Missouri DEI Reading Lists
This reading list was developed by the University of Missouri to “assist faculty, staff, and students in gaining understanding and appreciation of DEI issues in our society”.


Intersectionality Social Identity and the Law: Race, Sexuality, and Intersectionality by Barbara L. Graham
This is a resource for “inquiry into the relationship between law and social identity in the contexts of race, sexuality and intersectionality in the United States.”

Intersectionality: Origins, Contestations, Horizons by Anna Carastathis This book explores the field of intersectionality studies: the integrative examination of the effects of racial, gendered, and class power on people’s lives.

Feminism and Intersectionality in Academia: Women’s Narratives and Experiences in Higher Education
This edited volume explores “the diversities and complexities of women’s experiences in higher education.”

Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva
Decolonizing Wealth is a “provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance into other sectors and offers practical advice on how anyone can be a healer.”


Intersectionality Matters with Kimberle’ Crenshaw
This podcast is hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, “an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.”

Inclusive Pedagogy

Articles & Websites

Community Toolbox
A resource created through the University of Kansas that supports community development including “assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time”

Inclusive Pedagogy –  Emory University Center For Faculty Development and Excellence
This tool was created by Emory University Center for Faculty Development and Excellence staff and includes information on inclusive classrooms, microaggressions, implicit bias, trigger warnings, safer spaces, and academic freedom/free speech.

Rethinking the Course Syllabus: Considerations for Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
This article from Fuentes, Zelaya, and Madsen (2020) offer best practices for incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the course syllabus.

Accessible Word Documents for Faculty
This resource from the Disability Resource Center at UGA gives instructions as to how to make word documents accessible.

Accessible PDF Documents for Faculty
The Disability Resource Center at UGA offers a tool with instructions on how to make PDFs accessible for all.

A Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism Strategy on Campus
This resource/framework was created by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education’s Anti-Racism Taskforce to “advance anti-racism strategies across our campuses” and “promote policies and procedures that progress change.” According to the taskforce’s chair, “this framework is a tool to support students, faculty, and staff at our respective organizations in the work to shift the culture that currently exists at many of our campuses. It should serve as a reference and should be shared with colleagues both inside and outside of higher education. It is a tool for those who seek to gain greater understanding about confronting systemic and institutional racism and the effort required to create more inclusive and welcoming structures.

Reading Lists

Reading Guide on Dismantling Racism in Social Work Education
This reading guide from Justin Harty at the University of Chicago provides articles for professors to learn more about social work education and racism.

Black Contributions to Mutual Aid, Social Welfare, and Social Work History
This reading guide was compiled by Justin Harty and contains 100+ articles and books related to black contributions in social work.


The Brave Educator: Honest Conversations About Navigating Race in the Classroom by Krystle Cobran

The Brave Educator equips you with accessible and refreshingly useful tools for real conversations about race that prepare students for the world beyond the school walls. More than a toolkit, this book is a personal conversation exploring the journey from being stuck in the belief that we should already know how to lead conversations about race to learning how to actually have the conversation”

Latinx Racism / Anti-racism

Articles & Websites

The Brutal History of Anti-Latino Discrimination in America
From, this website discusses injustices faced by Spanish speaking U.S. citizens throughout American history.

The ‘Forgotten’ History Of Anti-Latino Violence In The U.S.
In this audio interview with WBUR Boston, Monica Muñoz Martinez discusses the history of anti-Latino violence in the U.S.

Racism, not a lack of assimilation, is the real problem facing Latinos in America
In this piece from NBC News, Suzanne Gamboa discusses the long history of Latinos being denied their basic rights on U.S. soil.

How Anti-Latino Rhetoric Hurts All Americans
In this article, Belinda Campos and Leo R. Chavez discuss an on-going study of the negative impacts of anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric.

My encounter with anti-Latino racism
In this moving personal account, CNN correspondent Nick Valencia shares his own experience with anti-Latino racism in Atlanta.

How to Be an Ally Outside of Hispanic Heritage Month
From a blog by the Society of Women Engineers, this website provides helpful resources to learn more about the Latinx community including suggested documentaries, books, and concrete ways to be an ally to the community.

The Problematic History of the Word “Hispanic”
This opinion-editorial by Araceli Cruz discusses the history of the word “Hispanic.”

‘Latinx’ explained: A history of the controversial word and how to pronounce it
This article explains the origin of “Latinx.”

Reading Lists

Books to Read for Latinx Heritage Month
From Penguin Random House, this list includes nonfiction and fiction by and about Latinx and Hispanic authors and characters.


Hernandez, and Martinez
“The dramatic growth of this population in the U.S. requires a considerably deeper understanding of individuals that share this multifaceted identity. This timely book synthesizes new research and its implications for practice that is critical for professionals working with Latinos in educational and counseling contexts.” –Stylus Publishing

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Villavicencio
“One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation….In her incandescent, relentlessly probing voice, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio combines sensitive reporting and powerful personal narratives to bring to light remarkable stories of resilience, madness, and death.” –Penguin Random House

Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid by William Lopez
“Details the incredible strain that immigration raids place on Latino communities—and the families and friends who must recover from their aftermath…Lopez reveals their efforts to cope with trauma, avoid homelessness, handle worsening health, and keep their families together as they attempt to deal with a deportation machine that is militarized, traumatic, implicitly racist, and profoundly violent.”


Latinos Who Lunch
“Latinos who lunch is a podcast hosted by artist Favyfav and art historian Babelito. Join them as they discuss everything from pop culture and art to issues of race, gender, and class in Latinx communities.”

Latinx Therapy
In this podcast host Adriana Alejandre that explores “mental health topics related to Latinas, Latinos and Latinx individuals in efforts to demystify myths and diagnoses”

This podcast from NPR follows the story of Chris Garcia on his journey as he sets out to fulfill his dad’s dying wishes.

Latina to Latina
Host Alicia Menedez facilitates intimated conversations with podcast guests on a wide array of topics from “growing their companies and careers while caring for their families, to breaking down the systems that keep many of us out”

Latino USA
Created by the non-profit Futuro Media, Latino USA “offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social” ideas impacting Latinos and the nation

LGBTQIA2S+ Issues, Heterosexism, and Cis-sexism

Articles & Websites

What’s Changed—and What Hasn’t—in 50 Years of Pride Parades
In this article Suyin Haynes explores the history of Pride celebrations.

Here’s what a good LGBTQ ally looks like
In this article from Vox, Ana Valens highlights ways individuals can be a good ally to the LGBTQ community. Critical of the “sanitized” versions of LGBTQ life put forth by modern corporations during Pride month, the article offers practical ways to support the community.

How Microaggressions Affect the LGBTQ+ Community
In this piece, two experts share examples of microaggressions directed at LGBTQ+ individuals, discuss the harm they cause, and offer suggestions on ways to combat them.

How to be an ally to your LGBT friends, relatives and co-workers
This article from CNN offers 8 suggestions on how to be an ally to LGBT friends, relatives, and co-workers.

LSU Libraries Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources: Gender & Sexuality
Curated by the LSU African and African American Studies Diversity Librarian Ebony McDonald, this website contains key terms and a reading list on Gender & Sexuality. Subtopics include LGBTQ+, Men + Masculinity, and Women + Femininity.

An Ally’s Guide to Terminology
This guidebook created by GLAAD and MAP, has a comprehensive list of terms to use, terms to avoid, and explanations when talking about LGBT People and Equality.

Why you should always use “transgender” instead of “transgendered”
This article from Vox gives guidance on transgender terminology.

Bias-Free Language
The American Psychological Association’s website has a number of resources on “Bias-Free Language.” These resources are designed to support people in respectful written and oral communication about topics like age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality.

Reading Lists

NBC Pride Reading List
This List created by Sierra C Jackson and Gwen Aviles compiles book that “aim to shed light on and clarify significant historical moments that informed and shaped the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights movement”

The Ultimate Guide LGBTQIA+ Pride Book List
This book list created by Penguin Random House in honor of pride month includes a wide variety of books such as memoirs, romances, and more.


An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings by Harvey Milk; Jason Edward Black (Editor); Charles E. Morris (Editor); Frank M. Robinson (Foreword)
A volume including “a substantial collection of Milk’s speeches, columns, editorials, political campaign materials, open letters, and press releases, culled from public archives, newspapers, and personal collections.” –University of California Press

Basically Queer: An Intergenerational Introduction to LGBTQA2S+ Lives by Claire Robson (Editor); Kelsey Blair (Editor); Jen Marchbank (Editor)
This book is “an introduction to what it can look and feel like to live life as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, and transgender.” –Peter Lang

Dangerous Liaisons: Blacks & Gays and the Struggle for Equality by Eric Brandt (Editor)
This is a study of the “intersections of race and sexuality.”

An Expanded Edition of Movement in Black by Pat Parker
This collection includes celebrations/ remembrances/tributes from ten African American women writers about the lives of ordinary Black people, violence, loving women, the legacy of her African American heritage, being queer.

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman
This book tells this “unfinished story” of “the fight for gay and lesbian civil rights” through the “accounts of passionate struggles with sweep, depth, and feeling”. –Simon & Schuster

Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices from Across the Spectrum by Eva A. Mendes; Meredith R. Maroney; Wenn Lawson
“A collection of narratives from individuals on the autism spectrum who identity as LGBTQIA, providing both personal and clinical insights into the ASD-LGBTQIA overlap.” –Wellcome Collection

The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality by Julie Sondra Decker
This book “outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people’s experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world.”

Violence Against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination by Doug Meyer
This book offers “the first investigation of anti-queer violence that focuses on the role played by race, class, and gender.”

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni (Illustrator); Tristan Jimerson
Bongiovanni and Jimerson offer a “short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them.”


LGBTQ&A: The Most Interesting People in the World Are Queer
Hosted by Jeffrey Masters, this podcast interviews different people in the world identifying as queer such as Pete Buttigieg and Roxanne Gay.

Food 4 Thot
“A multiracial mix of queer writers talk about sex, relationships, race, identity, what we like to read, and who we like to read”

Queering Desi
“A podcast that celebrates the unique experiences of South Asian LGBTQ+ people. In each episode, a guest will chat with long-time community activist and writer, Priya Arora, about their journey and what it means to be true to who you are.”

Native American Racism / Anti-Racism

Articles & Websites

100 Ways to Support—Not Appropriate From—Native People
This article describes “100 ways you and yours can be allies toward the Indigenous peoples of this continent.”

In the fight for racial justice, Native stories should not be ignored
In this article, Kim TallBear, faculty at Berkeley, discusses race and racism as it relates to Native peoples.

What to Know About Land Acknowledgement, And why it’s Deeper than Just a Statement
This article describes the practice of making land acknowledgements and encourages readers to go beyond these acknowledgements and learn about the cultures of indigenous peoples and ways to support those groups.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Explained
This article identifies the purpose and meaning behind land acknowledgements.

Indigenous Artists Tell Us What They Think About Land Acknowledgements
In this article, five indigenous people offer their opinions about land acknowledgements.

Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgement
This is “a call on all individuals and organizations to open all public events and gatherings with acknowledgment of the traditional Native inhabitants of the land.”

Reading Lists

The Native American Heritage Month Book List
From Penguin Random House, this list includes nonfiction and fiction by indigenous authors and about Native American History.

First Nations Knowledge Center Reading List
The staff members of First Nations Development Institute have compiled a list of what they consider to be essential reading for anyone interested in the Native American experience.”

Indigenous People’s Reading List
This reading list created by Shippensburg University offers a wide selection of books about Indigenous Peoples.


An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Ortiz “challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them.”

Calling My Spirit Back by Elain Alec
Alec’s book shares indigenous stories and teachings to promote individual healing and self-love for indigenous peoples.As Alec writes “When our people heal, our families heal, our communities heal, and our land will heal. You cannot have one without the other.”


This Land
This Land is a documentary series podcast with two separate seasons. One exploring how “How a string of custody battles over Native children became a federal lawsuit” and the other exploring how a murder in 1999 led to a supreme court case determining the sovereignty of Native American tribes in Oklahoma.

All My Relations
A podcast created in 2019 by Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene where they “explore what it means to be a Native person in 2019” regarding relationships (land, place, people, etc.)

Racism / Anti-racism

Articles & Websites

Levels of racism: a theoretic framework and a gardener’s tale
Dr. Camara P. Jones (2000) “presents a theoretic framework for understanding racism on 3 levels: institutionalized, personally mediated, and internalized. This framework is useful for raising new hypotheses about the basis of race-associated differences in health outcomes, as well as for designing effective interventions to eliminate those differences.”

Anti-Racist Resources from Greater Good
“In response to the killing of unarmed black people by police, Greater Good gathered pieces that explore our potential to reduce prejudice in society and in ourselves.” This resource also includes resources for parents and educators.

We Can’t Talk About Racism Without Understanding Whiteness
This article asserts that “to dismantle racial hierarchy, we need to start by discussing the power it grants those on top.”

LSU Libraries Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources: Race, Culture, & Ethnicity
Curated by the LSU African and African American Studies Diversity Librarian Ebony McDonald, this website contains key terms and a reading list on Race, Culture, & Ethnicity. Subtopics include Anti-Racism + Racism, Asian + Pacific Islander, Biracial + Multiracial, Black + African-American, Chicano + LatinX, Native American + Indigenous Peoples, and Whiteness.

How to Be an Active Bystander When You See Casual Racism
This article offers practical ways to react when confronted with casual racism and prejudice. It also outlines what is required for a person to be an active bystander and an active ally.

Navigation Guide for Difficult Conversations About Race in Troubling Times
This guide was cosponsored by the Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). Topics include creating safe spaces, navigating group conversations, tips to become more anti-racist, resources for race-based growth, allyship, self-care, and talking to your children about race.

Bias-Free Language
The American Psychological Association’s website has a number of on “Bias-Free Language.” These resources are designed to support people in respectful written and oral communication about topics like age, disability, gender, participation in research, racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality.

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others published by Pepperdine University.
The purpose of this resource is to educate readers on the prevalence of prejudice and implicit bias in society, including information about what marginalized groups are most likely to be harmed by prejudice. The resource features information about how one can be an ally and an advocate for change, as well as how people experiencing discrimination can build resilience against these types of behaviors.

Reading Lists

Stop Asking People of Color to Explain Racism- Pick up One of These Books Instead
A list of books available to teach us about race, race relations, history, and progress.


The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee.
“One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color…McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves”. –Penguin Random House

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.
“In How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi’s follow-up to his National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, he explains that racism is ultimately structural. Racism directs attention away from harmful, inequitable policies and turns that attention on the people harmed by those policies. Kendi employs history, science, and ethics to describe different forms of racism; at the same time, he follows the events and experiences of his own life, adapting a memoir approach that personalizes his arguments. This is a very effective combination, fusing the external forces of racism with Kendi’s own reception and responses to that racism—the result will be mind-expanding for many readers. Kendi’s title encompasses his main thesis: simply not being racist isn’t enough. We must actively choose to be “antiracist,” working to undo racism and its component polices in order to build an equitable society. To read this book is to relate to the author as an individual and realize just how much we all have in common. As Kendi writes: race is a mirage, assigning an identity according to skin color, ignoring the individual.” –Chris Schluep, Amazon Book Review


NPR’s Code Switch.
This podcast highlights “fearless conversations about race hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.”

Want To Have Better Conversations About Racism With Your Parents? Here’s How
This podcast from NPR dives in to a conversation with Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want To Talk About Race about how to have conversations with your parents about racism.

Religious Diversity

Articles & Websites

Muslim men and women’s perception of discrimination, hate crimes, and PTSD symptoms post 9/11.
In this study, Abu-Ras & Suarez (2009) “examined the relationship between race-based stress (racial harassment and discrimination) and PTSD in a sample of 102 New York Muslim men and women post-9/11 while controlling for gender.”

LSU Libraries Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources: Religion
Curated by the LSU African and African American Studies Diversity Librarian Ebony McDonald, this website contains key terms and a reading list on Religion. Subtopics include Abrahamic faiths, Atheism + Secularism, East + South Asian traditions, Native + Indigenous traditions, and New Religious Movements.

Reading Lists

Muslim American Experience Reading Guide
List of “300 books published between 1966 and 2018 focused on Muslims and Islam in the United States” – These includes books from the disciplines of Anthropology, Biographies, Health, History, Law, Political Science, and more.


Religious Diversity and American Religious History Edited By Walter H Conser Jr. and Summer B Twiss.

“The ten essays in this volume explore the vast diversity of religions in the United States, from Judaic, Catholic, and African American to Asian, Muslim, and Native American traditions.”


Identity Politics
This podcast by Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali “features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America”

Heart and Soul
This podcast from BBC explores different stories of people of all religions and faiths from across the world, including many with intersecting identities.

Whiteness and White Allyship

Articles & Websites

We Can’t Talk About Racism Without Understanding Whiteness
To dismantle racial hierarchy, we need to start by discussing the power it grants those on top.

Resources for Allies
This website from the Bowman Library at Menlo College links to several articles about topics like white privilege, the importance of affinity groups, tone policing, the importance of White Americans fighting White Supremacy, and the Do’s and Don’ts of Bystander Intervention.

White Allyship 101: Resources to Get to Work
“White supremacy and racism are serious problems in our society that affect us all. In addition to providing a space for conversation, The Dismantle Collective desires to be a starting point for white allies to do the work and engage in analysis, education, and action on anti-racism.” This website includes definitions, links to articles, a list of recommended books, films, and videos to learn more.

Reading Lists

LSU Libraries Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources: Whiteness
Curated by the LSU African and African American Studies Diversity Librarian Ebony McDonald, this website contains a reading list on Whiteness.


White Rage by Carol Anderson
“pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage.”

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics
“Taking a look at white supremacy, this work argues that racism is a matter of interests as well as attitudes, a problem of property as well as pigment. This work shows how whiteness works in respect to Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans.”

Dying of Whiteness How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing American Heartland
“In the era of Donald Trump, many lower- and middle-class white Americans are drawn to politicians who pledge to make their lives great again. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the policies that result actually place white Americans at ever-greater risk of sickness and death.”


Seeing White
By Scene on Radio, “Seeing White” is a 14-part podcast docuseries exploring these questions: “Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?”

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