Educational Diversity Resources

Terry DILC Resources

Diversity & Inclusion Learning Communities (DILCs) provide a space for Terry College faculty and staff to discuss topics around diversity and inclusion to enhance our knowledge of these important issues. We aim to use this enhanced knowledge to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive and promotes social justice. We encourage faculty and staff to access the information on this page to supplement your knowledge of D&I topics based on your level of comfort with the subject. We will continue to expand the resources on this site.

Introductory

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The museum has created a portal called Talking About Race designed to help guide conversations regarding race, racial identity and the impact these forces have on every aspect of society.

Racial Equity Tools

This support site for people and groups working for racial equity and social justice offers over 2,500 resources geared toward creating change within your community. Other offerings include research, tips, curricula and ideas for those looking to develop their understanding, in order to assist those working toward justice at all levels.

Why Lead with Race?

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. The organization has drawn on the success of the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), the first initiative of its kind in the nation, centering racial equity across all aspects of local government.

Are You Biased?

A TEDxBasel talk presented by Kristen Pressner, a global business leader and HR executive at a multinational firm. She explores how we can recognize our own hidden, irrational biases and keep them from limiting us.

Understanding

Keys to Challenging Implicit Bias

An article by Edutopia discusses five keys to challenging implicit biases, including identifying our own biases, studying and teaching about implicit bias, paying attention to gap-closing teachers and tuning into biases at your school.

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden

This well-sourced young adult adaptation of the New York Times bestseller White Rage examines the long history of structural and institutionalized racism in America, with hundreds of detailed footnotes.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Tatum, renowned president emerita of Spelman College and authority on the psychology of racism, insists that straight talk about our racial identities is necessary if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

Microaggressions in the Classroom

Yolanda Flores Niemann, professor of psychology at the University of North Texas, discusses microaggressions in the classroom. In the video, we learn about types of microaggressions and see clips of classroom discussions. See the included presentation Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions by Renee Wells, director of NC State’s GLBT Center.

Did You Really Just Say That?

The American Psychological Association provides advice on how to confront microaggressions for all — bystanders, targets or perpetrators.

Ally/Advocate

The 1619 Project

This project is the result of a partnership between The Pulitzer Center and The New York Times — a collection of essays and literary works in observance of the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It includes reading guides, activities and other resources regarding the history of race in America.

Why Diverse Teams are Smarter

This article from Harvard Business Review shines light onto why striving to increase diversity in the workplace is not an empty slogan, but a great business practice. It provides insights into the reasons that more inclusive teams are smarter and outperform homogenous ones in the workplace.

Getting Serious About Diversity: Enough Already with the Business Case

Moving Beyond Diversity Toward Racial Equity

In these two articles, HBR discusses the need for a transformative culture and commitment to change in the workplace. Rather than changing some people to fit within organizations, companies need to change their organizations to fit all.

Terry Video Archive

Diversity Café: LBGTQ Persons and the Workplace

Terry Diversity and Inclusion Webinar: Creating an Inclusive Curriculum

Journey to Empathy