Selected Book Research and Toolkit

Human Diversity Books (race and ethnicity)

Bias and Implicit Association Awareness

  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
  • Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us (Issues of Our Time) by Claude Steele
  • Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji
  • Stereotypes: The Incidence and Impacts of Bias, by Joel Nadler and Elora Voyles

History Books

Gender and Sexual Diversity Books

  • Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities By Johnnetta B. Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  • We Are Everywhere, Protest, Power and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown
  • Sister Outsider, Essay and Speeches, by Audre Lorde, Forward by Cheryl Clarke
  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, by Rob Sanders and Steven Salerno


Video Tools

Video Tools (Podcast Included)

Ted Talks

  • Dare to disagree
    “Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.”
  • The danger of single story
    “Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.”
  • We should all be feminist
    “We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much … to be successful, but not too successful, or they’ll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world — of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.”
  • Don’t ask where I am from, ask where I am local – Taiye Selasi
    When someone asks you where you’re from . . . do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of “multi-local” people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. ‘How can I come from a country?” she asks. “How can a human being come from a concept?”

YouTube Talks

  • Stereotype Threat: A Conversation with Claude Steele
    “One only has to turn on the television to view a plethora of stereotypes about people based on gender, race, religion, physical appearance, intelligence—the list goes on. Claude Steele, Dean for the School of Education at Stanford University, and his colleagues discovered that even when stereotypes are not uttered aloud, the phenomenon of stereotype threat, or the fear of confirming a negative stereotype, can be a stigma that affects attitudes and behaviors. These ideas are very important to Not In Our School because our core principles focus on creating safe, inclusive and accepting environments, free from stereotypes, bullying, and intolerance. In this interview, Dr. Steele explains the concept of stereotype threat and its antidote “identity safety.”
  • James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)
    “Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”
  • The Talk
    “Originally debuted in 2017, “The Talk” highlights the painful, but necessary conversations Black parents have with their children to help prepare them for prejudices they may face growing up in a society that judges them based on the color of their skin. Directed by Malik Vitthal and produced together with BBDO and Egami Group, the film received numerous accolades including a Daytime Emmy Award”.
  • The Look
    “Created in 2019, “The Look” uses historical references and contemporary stories to highlight the bias experienced by Black men in America. The film helps to build empathy, change perspectives, prompt personal introspection, and bring people together for conversation. Produced by Saturday Morning with Anthony Mandler and Malik Sayeed, the film is used as an educational tool at institutions across the country”.

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