Anti-Racism Resources for Organizations

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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.

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Tools for Raising Awareness

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How to encourage generosity by finding commonalities between people.

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

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A practical guide to navigating racism, challenging privilege, managing stress and trauma, and beginning to heal.

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A New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a realistic and relatable examination of race in America (with practical application guidance).

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Examples of things that don’t fit the traditional definition of racism but likley still contribute to it.

ARTICLES

“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 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.

“Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community”
Sunshine Behavioral Health, an organization focused on showcasing the Black Lives Matter movement and highlighting other issues facing the Black Community provides helpful resources and support on maintaining and improving mental health.

Videos, TED Talks, and Podcasts on Raising Awareness

Tools for Overcoming Bias

ARTICLES

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.

Tools for Building 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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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Provides insight on implicit bias. The authors are also the co-developers of the Implicit Association Test.  

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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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Exploring how shame manifests within the gay community.

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