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The Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program | Resources


For individuals and organizations who may want to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and topics, below lists a number of helpful resources, including online articles, podcasts, videos, and other relevant information and websites. Please note that the information and resources included in the list below are not meant to be exhaustive and are updated on a periodic basis.


 Cracking the code, 2014

  • Director: Shakti Butler
  • Historical documentary


Notes From the Field, 2018

  • Director: Kristi Zea, original playwright: Anna Deavere
  • Movie adapted from 2015 play of the same name


Me the “Other”, 2018

  • Directors: Shidan Majidi, Dino Tsaousis
  • Documentary


Race Forward” series, 2015

  • Rinku Sen
  • 8 part video series


Slavery by Another Name, 2012

  • Director: Samuel D. Pollard
  • Documentary


Race: The Power of an Illusion, 2003

  • Directors: Christine Herbes-Sommers, Tracy Heather Strain, Llewellyn Smith
  • 3 part documentary series


The Power of Vulnerability, 2013

  • Speaker: Brene Brown
  • TED talk
  • based on Brene Brown’s book The Power of Vulnerability: Teaching on Authenticity, Connection & Courage – 2012, self-help book

The Power of Vulnerability

Empathy, 2013

  • Speaker: Brene Brown
  • Animated video; part of the RSA Shorts

Brene Brown on Empathy

Rule of Reciprocity By Humanity Healing, 2008

  • Published by: Humanity Healing International


Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, 2017

  • Katie Couric
  • Documentary


Hidden Brain, weekly podcast

  • Host: Shankar Vedantam
  • NPR podcast series


MTV Decoded with Franchesca Ramsey, 2015

  • Speaker: Franchesca Ramsey
  • Youtube Series


The Loving Generation, 2018

  • Published by: Topic (a division of First Look Media)
  • Youtube series



 A Seat at the Table that I Set: Beyond Social Justice Allies, 2009

  • Toby Jenkins


Common Elements of Oppression, 1998

  • Suzanne Pharr
  • A section from her book Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism
  • Pages 53-64


Calling In:  A Quick Guide on When and How, 2015

  • Slan Ferguson


Combating Implicit Bias in the Workplace, Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, 2018

  • Victoria W. Jackson
  • Report


State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review. Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, 2016

  • Cheryl Staats, Kelly Capatosto, Robin A. Wright, Victoria W. Jackson
  • Report


Equal Justice Initiative: A History of Racial Injustice Timeline, 2017

  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Timeline


Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, 2006

  • Peggy McIntosh



The Bias Beneath: Two Decades of Measuring Implicit Associations, 2018

  • Scott Sleek

The Bias Beneath: Two Decades of Measuring Implicit Associations

How Unconscious Bias Affects Everything You Do, 2014

  • Howard Ross

 How Unconscious Bias Affects Everything You Do

The Neuroscience of Bias: Diet cola makes you (even) more racist, date unknown

  • Robert Jeffrey


Where Bias Begins: The Truth about Stereotypes, 1998

  • Anne Murphy Paul

Where Bias Begins: The Truth about Stereotypes

Members of High Status Groups are Threatened by Pro-diversity Organizational Messages, 2016

  • Tessa Dover

Members of High Status Groups are Threatened by Pro-diversity Organizational Messages

Diversity in the Workplace Best Practices in DC Government, date unknown

Proven Strategies for Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, 2008

  • Cook Ross

Proven Strategies for Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training: Make it Better, 2017

  • Joelle Emerson

Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training: Make it Better.

Two Types of Diversity Training that Actually Work, 2017

  • Alex Lindsey, Eden King, Ashley Ho, and Kwan Cheung

Two Types of Diversity Training that Actually Work

Want a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace? Work on Your Culture, 2017

  • Kathy Gurchiek

Want a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace? Work on Your Culture.

Resources on Identifying and Navigating Your Triggers, 2007

  • Kathy Obear

Resources on Identifying and Navigating Your Triggers

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, 2015

  • Michaela Krejcova


National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards and Blueprint, 2012

  • Perry Payne Jr.


Responding to Everyday Bigotry: Speak Up, 2015

  • Stories in the article gathered by The Southern Poverty Law Center



The World’s Religions, 1958

  • Author: Huston Smith
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

What Does it Mean to be White? Developing White Racial Literacy, 2012

  • Author: Robin DiAngelo
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, 1993

  • Author: Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Religions of America: Ferment and Faith in an Age of Crisis, 1992

  • Author: Leo Rosten
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.

I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, 2016

  • Author: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Well, that Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist, 2018

  • Author: Franchesca Ramsey
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, 2011

  • Author: Melissa Harris-Perry
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, 2018

  • Author: Robin DiAngelo
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People, 2013

  • Authors: Mahzarin R. Benaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
  • Publisher: Bantam Books

Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care, 2011

  • Author: Augustus White, MD
  • Publisher: Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives, 2014

  • Author: Howard J. Ross
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

But I’m Not Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites, 2017

  • Author: Kathy Obear
  • Publisher: The Difference Press

35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say, 2008

  • Author: Dr. Maura Cullen
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing, LLC


Agencies/Groups/Information Sources/Websites

Human Rights Campaign

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore

American Psychological Association

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

National Association on Mental Illness

Teaching Tolerance

Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission




Diversity, Inc.

Racial Equity Tools Websit

Tips to Fight Bias and Prejudice

Projects/Interactive Resources

 The Race Card Project

The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

Implicit Association Test (IAT)

Take the Quiz: Can you spot the bias within yourself?

The Factuality Game

United Way’s Walk a Mile Experience