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

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.

Racial Equity Tools

We offer tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large. 

Understanding Blind Spots

Watch PwC videos and complete the discussion guide for self-reflection at

Project Implicit

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

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.

Read the NY Times article by David Brooks -

Diversity Focused Books 

Please visit the College Diversity Web page at  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.

Disability Sensitivity Training Video

The Color of Law Webinar Series produced by Teaching Tolerance

Use this URL to view the webinar series:

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.>

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.

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.

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*Mg4LEZBP-Klp_T3LUN6uJA#heading=h.8gtktu39kgle