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Below is a compiled, ongoing list of resources related to being inclusive and equitable, especially during critical times of change.

If you have any resources to add, please email us.



13 Books You Should Read About Black Lives - The Cut

Kalima DeSuze’s Black Feminist Reading List - Vogue

Justice for George Floyd: What to Read and What You Can Do - W Magazine

An Antiracist Reading List - The New York Times

Black Feminism & Intersectionality - International Socialist Review

Black Revolutionary Texts - Google Drive Folder

Black History Month Library - Google Drive Folder

Reading for Pride & Justice 2020

Pride is Never On Pause: A Reading and Watching List Celebrating LGBTQIA+ for All Ages!

10 Books to Celebrate Pride Month - The Mantle

The Six Books All ‘White Allies’ Should Read - BLAC

#BlackLivesMatter: Resources for the Uprising - Signs

24 Black Bookstagrammers Who Should Be On Your Radar - Buzzfeed

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness: Anti-Racist Resources


Dear Michigan State, Do It Right This Time - State News

What is BIPOC? - The New York Times

Reflections on systemic racism in higher education - Higher Ed Works

Attacking systemic racism in higher education - Higher Ed Works

How to expand Black faculty access - Higher Ed Works

Why police often single out trans people for violence - VOX

Why the term “BIPOC” is so complicated, explained by linguists - VOX

Individual Readings by Author:

Bay, Mia. To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells (2010)

Bender Shetler, Jan. Gendering Ethnicity in African Women’s Lives (2015)

Blay, Yaba Amgborale. All the 'Africans' are Men, All the "Sistas" are "American," But Some of US Resist: Realizing African Feminism(S) As an Africological Research Methodology (Journal of Pan African Studies 2008, March, 2, 2)

Boggs, Grace Lee. The Next American Revolution (2011)

Cox, Aimee Meredith. Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (2015)

Crenshaw, Kimberle. Neil Gotanda, Gary Peller, and Kendall Thomas. Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement (1996)

Davis, Angela. Women, Race, and Class (1983)

Davis, Angela. Women, Culture, and Politics (1990)

Farrow, Anne, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank. Complicity (2006)

Ferguson, Roderick. Aberrations In Black: Toward A Queer Of Color Critique (2003)

Giddings, Paula. When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America (1984)

Harris-Perry, Melissa V. Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (2013)

Hill Collins, Patricia. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (2008)

Hill Collins, Patricia and Sirma Bilge. Intersectionality (Key Concepts) 1st Edition (2016)

hooks, bell. Killing Rage (1995)

hooks, bell. Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (2000)

hooks, bell. Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism (2014)

Hull, Akasha (Gloria T.) , Patricia Bell-Scott, Barbara Smith, and Brittney C. Cooper. But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies (1982)

Johnson, E. Patrick. No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies (2016)

Jordan-Zachery, Julia, and Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd (Editors). Black Women in Politics: Demanding Citizenship, Challenging Power, and Seeking Justice (2018)

Love, Bettina L. I See Trayvon Martin: What Teachers Can Learn from the Tragic Death of a Young Black Male (2014)

McGuire, Danielle. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (2011)

McMillan Cottom, Tressie. Thick (2019)

Moraga, Cherríe, and Gloria AnzaldúaThis Bridge Called My Back (2015)

Mullings, Leith. African American Women Making Themselves: Notes on the Role of Black Feminist Research (Souls, Fall of 2000)

Ijeoma Oluo. So You Want to Talk about Race (2018)

Randolph, Sherrie M. Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical (2015)

Rodriguez, Cheryl R., Dzodzi Tsikata, and Akosua Adomako Ampofo. Transatlantic Feminisms: Women and Gender Studies in Africa and the Diaspora (2015)

Smith Foster, Frances, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and Stanlie M. James. Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies (2009)

Spring, Kimberly. Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980 (2005)

Tatum, Beverly Daniel. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (2017)

Waters, Billye Sankkofa (Author), Bettina L. Love (Editor), Venus E. Evans-Winters. Black Feminism in Education: Black Women Speak Back, Up, and Out (2015)

Winfrey-Harris, Tamara. The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America 1st Edition (2015)

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion In The Workplace

The Missing Link to Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion

Bridging the diversity gap

The face of workplace diversity

Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

The surprising solution to workplace diversity

Your role in workplace diversity

Thanks to MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) for creating this list of DEI resources, specifically: IPF Human Resources – Tina Alonzo, DEI Administrator and students Tiaha Johnson, Lauren Moffitt and Taylor Unrath; IPF Learning and Development – Training Program Developers Danielle Hook and David Robinson

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