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Diversity and Inclusion

A work-in-progress resource for faculty, students, and administrators on creating more inclusive and diverse classrooms.

Kat Blaque: Educate Me!

Kat Blaque, Why Pressuring Someone to ‘Educate’ You about Their Struggles Is Oppression, Not Understanding (

What is Systemic Racism? Video series from Race Forward

Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media and practice.

Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systematic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.

Housing Discrimination

Amy Hunter TEDx Talk on Lucky Zip Codes  

https://youtu.be/gdX8uN6VbUE

Zika, the film

"Zika, The Film". YouTube. N.p., 2016. Web. 19 May 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9tqt0jaoG0&feature=youtu.be 

Babel: Voices of a Medical Trauma

"Babel: Voices Of A Medical Trauma". YouTube. N.p., 2011. Web. 19 May 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWTesIihoQY&feature=youtu.be 

Bryan Stevenson TED talk on race and the criminal justice system

Stevenson, B. (2016). We need to talk about an injustice. Ted.com. Retrieved 19 May 2016, from https://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice?language=en 

"In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness."

Whites get wealthier, while Blacks and Hispanics lag further behind

Luhby, T. (2016). White-black wealth gap widens to near record levels. CNNMoney. Retrieved 19 May 2016, from http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/12/news/economy/wealth-by-race-pew/

"The Great Recession hit all Americans hard, but only whites have seen their wealth rise during the recent recovery."

 

Mary Bassett TED Talk on why doctors should care about social justice

Bassett, M. (2015, November). Why your doctor should care about social justice. [Video file]. Retrieved from  https://www.ted.com/talks/mary_bassett_why_your_doctor_should_care_about_social_justice#t-10270

"In Zimbabwe in the 1980s, Mary Bassett witnessed the AIDS epidemic firsthand, and she helped set up a clinic to treat and educate local people about the deadly virus. But looking back, she regrets not sounding the alarm for the real problem: the structural inequities embedded in the world's political and economic organizations, inequities that make marginalized people more vulnerable. These same structural problems exist in the United States today, and as New York City's Health Commissioner, Bassett is using every chance she has to rally support for health equity and speak out against racism. "We don't have to have all the answers to call for change," she says. "We just need courage."

MTV News: Are Cracker, White Trash, & Redneck Racist?