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Reading Resources

This is a collection of books, articles, and resources that connect to both historical and contemporary perspectives on various inclusive excellence themes.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (racial identity)

Making Gay History: The Half Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights by Eric Marcus (LGBTQ+ identity)

Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. By Sue, Derald Wing.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010.

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris-Perry (racial Identity)

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh (racial identity/privilege)

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum (racial identity/privilege) (racial identity)

Guide to Allyship (identity/social justice)

Antisemitism in America by Leonard Dinnerstein (identity/religious diversity)

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank Wu (racial identity)

Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig 

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong (racial identity)

Disability Visibilityby Alice Wong (identity/social justice)

Here and Now by Deborah Lipstadt (identity/religious diversity)

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon (racial identity)

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (Trans Identity)

Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020) (Social Justice)

4 Lessons for Building Diverse Teams (inclusive excellence)

12 Top tips for leading diverse teams (inclusive excellence)

10 Small Steps for Department Chairs to Foster Inclusion (inclusive excellence)

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