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We are also committed to raising our own self and social awareness, as well as those we coach, as we stand with the Black community and everyone who strives to change injustice and inequity. We will do this by coaching individuals and organizations that are ready to accelerate diversity and inclusion strategies. We will focus our efforts by coaching leaders and supporting organizations that have the power to eradicate systemic racism. Is this you? If so, reach out and let’s get started

The news may have quieted down but the real issues so many marginalized individuals face are loud and clear. The need for us to continue to raise awareness and take meaningful action is more important now than ever. Let’s join together and turn the insights and painful learning into action.  

Below you’ll find our list of anti-racism resources, curated from places that inspire us like brenebrown.com and the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.  We’re sharing these to bring more clarity, courage, and compassion, whether you’re a committed individual, a leader, or trying to shift your organizational culture. Please also share and reach out if you have any suggested resources to add.

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Anti-Racism Tools to Raise Awareness

Assessment

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Harvard Implicit Association Test
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes, biases and beliefs that may be unconscious to us.

Exercises for Individuals and Groups

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Overcoming Everyday Racism by Susan Cousins
Uses Carol Ryff’s (1989) six-factor model of psychological well-being to unpack racism, privilege and bias.

Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese Singh
A practical guide to navigating racism, challenging privilege, managing stress and trauma, and beginning to heal.

So, You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
A New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a realistic and relatable examination of race in America (with practical application guidance).

The way you define racism may stop you from seeing it – so what definition do you hold? by Faima Bakar
Examples of things that don’t fit the traditional definition of racism but likley still contribute to it.

Articles

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“What Makes a Good Interaction Between Divided Groups?”
Under certain conditions, Intergroup contact can help bridge divides.

“What Happens When You Tell Your Story and I Tell Mine?”
New research that reveals how giving and taking different perspectives can help bridge differences.

“Five Ways to Have Better Conversations Across Difference”
How to find common ground in difficult conversations.

“Thoughts on Awkward Relationships and Bridging Divides”
In the Science of Happiness podcast, comedian W. Kamau Bell discusses the challenges of finding common ground, even within your own family.

“Why We’re Awkward” – The New York Times
A collection of studies that describe the paradox of how trying to act ‘normal’ around people from other groups leads to creating awkwardness.

Videos/TED Talks/Podcasts

Podcast: Brené Brown – Unlocking US

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Cultural Humility
The concept of Cultural Humility and the guiding principles that positively affect both interpersonal relationships and systems change.

Danger of a Single Story TEDX with Chimamanda Adichie
TEDx presentation by a renowned Nigerian author and self-described feminist. She focuses on biases we all have and how this impacts, and limits, our individual views of the world.

Lose your ego, find your compassion
Informational TED Talk about compassion.

Not all superheroes wear capes – how you have the power to change the world
TEDx Talk by Nova Reid, a British Anti-Racism practitioner, that explores unconscious bias and microaggressions, and how to confront them.

Race & Privilege: A Social Experiment
Examination of a social experiment exploring race, privilege, and common humanity. This was done in Singapore (a variety have been done), helping to show the global nature of race, systems and privilege.

Systemic Racism Explained
Animation on systemic racism with historical context. While it’s U.S.-centric, it’s a good conversation starter for individuals or teams.

What does my headscarf mean to you?
A presentation about implicit bias on many different fronts, specifically race, gender, religion, and more. Some great practices are offered, especially at minute nine when discussing the power of mentoring people different than yourself.

From The New York Times

Check Our Bias to Wreck Our Bias
Studies that help with ways to give feedback to yourself (with your own data) about your biases.

High Heels, Violins, and a Warning
Changes you can make to help manage and mitigate bias.

The Life-Changing Magic of Hanging Out
Studies that review how contact theory can help with bias, also exploring some of its limitations. 

Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Racism
Evidence-based overview on implicit bias with a clever twist. 

Snacks and Punishment
Taking breaks and even naps can help with implicit bias – how it helped judges to decrease bias in sentencing.

Why We’re Awkward
Examining studies that present the paradox of how trying to act ‘normal’ around people from other groups can lead to creating awkwardness.

Anti-Racism Tools to Overcome Bias

How to Stop the Racist in You: New science of bias suggests that we all carry prejudices within ourselves, but we also have the tools to keep them in check.

The Egalitarian BrainDavid Amodio reports on research on the neuroscience of prejudice that reveals how the brain can overcome fears and racial biases.

How to Fight Racism Through Inner Work: Rhonda Magee describes how mindfulness-based awareness and compassion are key to racial justice work.

How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias: Rhonda Magee argues that cultivating moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings may be the solution implicit racial bias. 

How to Avoid Picking Up Prejudice from the Media: How can you limit the negative influences of news, entertainment, and social media that shape how you behave toward different groups of people?

How to Beat Stereotypes by Seeing People as Individuals: We often judge people by their group membership, but new research suggests there are other ways to see each other. 

How the Pandemic Divides Us: Although physical distance protects us from COVID-19, it also gives rise to ugly human tendencies.

Anti-Racism Tools to Build an Inclusive Culture

Articles

How to Use Coaching to Support Diversity and Inclusion
March 27, 2020 LaTonya Wilkins, ACC.

“The Role of Senior Leaders in Building a Race Equity Culture” by Kerrien Suarez
A focus on the role of senior leaders to build an organizational culture that embraces racial equity by setting the tone and driving the progress of the work.

Guideline of care for LGBT community
How to create a welcoming and affirming environment for LGBT community.

“How to Be an Inclusive Leader Through a Crisis” by Ruchika Tulshyan
Crisis mode can send even the most intentional and well-meaning leaders into patterns of bias and exclusion. Research shows that stress can make people default to heuristics and gut instincts, instead of making deliberate and goal-oriented decisions.

Kellogg’s “Business Case for Equity” (2018)
By adding a compelling economic argument to the social justice goal, this article expands the narrative associated with advancing racial equity. Not just an increase in economic output, advancing racial equity can translate into meaningful increases in consumer spending, as well as federal, state, and local tax revenues while spending in social services and health-related costs decreases.

“Your Unconscious Bias Trainings Keep Failing Because You’re Not Addressing Systemic Bias” by Janice Gassam
Systemic and structural issues (SSI) allow biases to be perpetuated in the workplace, however unconscious bias trainings don’t account for them. The article describes 4 SSIs and how organizations can deconstruct these to make for a more equitable and inclusive workplace.

Race Explicit Strategies for Workforce Equity in Healthcare and IT
Identifies the barriers to achieving equitable employment outcomes for workers of color in the workforce development field, as well as outlines solutions to increasing racial equity through a race-explicit, systemic, outcome-oriented approach.

Books

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How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
This historically informed framework for racial justice breaks down what anti-racism looks like. Includes a perspective of how policy and systems are not race-neutral. 

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The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese Singh
Both powerful and practical, this guide can help you challenge privilege, navigate racism, manage stress and trauma, and start to heal.

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Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt
Powerhouse professor at Stanford University details her personal narrative, complete with compelling, rigorous research to help understand the science of explicit and implicit bias.

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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Tatum
In a racially mixed high school, it’s common to see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, discusses if this self-segregation is a problem to address or a coping strategy. She argues that straight talk about racial identities is essential to enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. An essential read to understanding the dynamics of race in America.

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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
Two boys, both named Wes Moore, were born within a year of each other and lived blocks apart. The similarities continued: both grew up fatherless, lived in similar Baltimore neighborhoods, had difficult childhoods, hung out on street corners, and eventually ran into trouble with the police. But then why did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?

White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo
This New York Times best-selling book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions contribute to racial inequality.

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Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin Banaji
Provides insight on implicit bias. The authors are also the co-developers of the Implicit Association Test.  

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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History about Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
A National Book Award winner that explores the history of how racist ideas were created, spread and rooted in American society.

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Velvet Rage by Alan Downs
Exploring how shame manifests within the gay community.

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