The following are diversity-focused on-line resources that can serve as professional development opportunities.

On-line Diversity Resources 

Just Mercy is now streaming free

Bryan Stevenson (2014). Just Mercy. NY: Penguin Random House, LLC This book provides insight for one of Bryan Stevenson’s first cases, Walter McMillian who at the time was a young man sentenced to die for a notorious murder he didn’t commit. The case drew Stevenson into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

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Danger - Season 2 - Episode 11 of Scene on Radio podcast series  

For hundreds of years, the white dominated American culture has raised the specter of the dangerous, violent black man.  Host John Bierman tells the story of a confrontation with an African American teenager.  Then he and recurring guest Chenjernair Kumanyika discuss that longstanding image - and its neglected flip side - white-on-black violence.  Listen to the podcast or download the transcript.  Enjoy other episodes in the series.

https://www.racialequitytools.org/home 

Understanding Blind Spots 

Watch PwC videos and complete the discussion guide for self-reflection at https://www.pwc.com/us/en/about-us/blind-spots.html 

 

Project Implicit  

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html 

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory" for collecting data on the Internet. 

 

Ted Talk – Color Blind or Color Brave 

https://www.ted.com/talks/mellody_hobson_color_blind_or_color_brave   

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring -- makes for better businesses and a better society. 

Consider the following question: Some people say proudly that they are colorblind.  Is that a good thing or it is problematic? 

 

The Danger of a Single Story – Ted Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi 

Ngozi describes what happens when complex human beings and situations are reduced to a single narrative.  Each individual life contains a heterogeneous compilation of stories.  If you reduce people to one, you're taking away their humanity. 

https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story?language=en 

Read the NY Times article by David Brooks - https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/opinion/the-danger-of-a-single-story.html 

 

Diversity Focused Books 

Please visit the College Diversity Web page at https://agsci.psu.edu/diversity/awareness/diversity-books   for a listing and description of diversity focused books recommended by Patreese Ingram 

 

Series of You Tube Videos on Communicating with Disabilities 

The Ten Commandments 

Based on printed guidelines from the Cerebral Palsy Association, this outstanding video uses light-hearted, humorous vignettes to help employees learn how to communicate respectfully, sensitively with people who have a wide range of disabilities. Crucial for anyone who employs, serves or communicates with the disabled. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpPhQl4seqk 

 

Disability Sensitivity Training Video 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1aDEFlXq8  

 

The Color of Law Webinar Series produced by Teaching Tolerance 

Use this URL to view the webinar series: 

 

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The URL's below each part of the series is a lesson plan for that section 

The Color of Law: Creating Racially Segregated Communities  

This lesson is the first lesson of the series The Color of Law: The Role of Government in Shaping Racial Inequity. In this lesson, students examine the local, state and federal policies that supported racially discriminatory practices and cultivated racially segregated housing.  

 

https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/the-color-of-law-creating-racially-segregated-communities 

The Color of Law: Winners and Losers in the Job Market  

This lesson is the second lesson of the series The Color of Law: The Role of Government in Shaping Racial Inequity. In this lesson, students examine how government policies helped white people access economic benefits while preventing African Americans from accessing these same benefits. 

https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/the-color-of-law-winners-and-losers-in-the-job-market 

The Color of Law: Developing the White Middle Class  

This lesson is the third and final lesson of the series The Color of Law: The Role of Government in Shaping Racial Inequity. In this lesson, students examine policies that supported and cultivated the creation of the white middle class and the practices that excluded black and nonwhite people from economic development. 

https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/the-color-of-law-developing-the-white-middle-class 

 

Indigenous People's History Webinar produced by Teaching Tolerance 

Cohosted by experts from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, this webinar will delve into the ways American history instruction often fails to acknowledge—and contributes to—the erasure of Indigenous stories and perspectives. Join us and you'll learn about critical historical events, as well as cultural and societal contributions of Indigenous peoples past and present. You will also examine common misconceptions and stereotypes and gain resources for teaching a more complete history. 

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What is White Privilege, Really?  Webinar produced by Teaching Tolerance 

What is white privilege, anyway? And do we really need to teach about it? Deconstructing white privilege in the classroom requires educators and students to understand the origins of whiteness and how the legacy of white supremacy endures. In our webinar What Is White Privilege, Anyway? educators will learn about all this and more, reaffirming their commitment to anti-racist education and developing practices for inviting students into this work. Join Teaching and Learning Specialist Stef Bernal-Martinez and anti-racist educator and scholar Ronda Taylor Bullock for this interactive, resource-rich opportunity that can help you create a more racially just classroom and community.  

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Justice in June

This resource was compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies. 


Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community. On this document are links to the learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H-Vxs6jEUByXylMS2BjGH1kQ7mEuZnHpPSs1Bpaqmw0/preview?pru=AAABcqPaNWo*Mg4LEZBP-Klp_T3LUN6uJA#heading=h.8gtktu39kgle