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This page offers resources for understanding challenges to diversity in different forms, listed alphabetically.
This post by advocate Leah Smith on the Center for Disability Rights website introduces the many ways good intentions might actually be ableist.
9 Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health, provides tips on how to be aware of and reduce stigma for people living with mental illness.
The Disability Visibility Project
An online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.
The Harmful Ableist Language You Unknowingly Use
This article by Sara Nović, a deaf writer and professor, explains ableist language and how to be more aware of unconscious ableism.
Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners is a set of resources including a free self-paced professional development program to help faculty understand diverse needs of students with disabilities. This module helps illuminate hidden and invisible disabilities.
Invisible Disability Project
IDP has created projects and services dedicated to disrupting the silence around what it means to live with an invisible disability.
Kamiya Mayfield explains colorism -- "the prejudicing of an individual on the basis of skin shade or tone" -- and its history.
Student Project, Pitt Programs Confront Colorism
Blya Krouba discusses her research on colorism and her experiences of it as an immigrant in the US.
From Teaching Tolerance, an intro to colorism, which David Knight notes is "complicated due to the deep legacy and influence of skin-color preference in the United States and in other parts of the world." Knight provides examples and tips for addressing colorism in the classroom.
Poverty discrimination and classism
Black Freedom Struggle
From ProQuest, an open access website focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. "This collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter."
The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture
If you are wondering how white supremacy culture works, this explanation from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001, clarifies how it appears in organizations.
A History of Race & Racism in America, in 24 Chapters
This list, compiled by author Ibram X. Kendi, is on Harvard's T. H. Chan School of Public Health website. Originally published in the New York Times.
A History of Racism and Movements
From Racial Equity Tools. Includes resources on: overview and timelines, diaspora and colonization, laws and policies, resistance and movements, and the global history of racism. You can read about individual acts of resistance as well as broad-scale, cross-sectoral movements in the U.S., as they offer inspiration and strategic lessons for what’s needed today.
The Race Card Project by Michele Norris
"The Race Card Project encourages people to condense their observations and experiences about race into one sentence with just Six Words. Since it began in 2010, the Project has received tens of thousands of Six Word stories from all over the world. The Race Card Project has earned a deep well of trust on a thorny topic as evidenced by the candor and depth of the submissions."
Refugees, Racism and Xenophobia: What Works to Reduce Discrimination?
This article by Nicola Pocock and Clara Chan at United Nations University outlines some of the issues impacting migrants and displaced people, including racism.
This interview on the podcast 99% Invisible with Caroline Criado Perez illuminates the data gap that leaves 51% of the population -- women -- without representation in the design of nearly everything from infrastructure to goods and services to policy. Perez authored a book also called Invisible Women.
What Is Feminism?
From the International Women's Development Agency, a brief and simple definition with links to further resources.
Workplace & Economic Equity
Resources on workplace equity from the American Association of University Women.
Understanding Gender and Identity
Between the (Gender) Lines: the Science of Transgender Identity
This Science in the News blog post by Harvard Biological and Biomedical Sciences graduate student Katherine J. Wu provides a brief, clear overview of the science of gender. The gist? "Science tells us that gender is certainly not binary; it may not even be a linear spectrum." An excellent read.
From the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Resource Center at UW Milwaukee, this site includes a helpful FAQ section.
The Gender Unicorn
Designed by Landyn Pan and Anna Moore, this graphical representation of the many aspects of gender might help you visualize how the concept of gender goes way beyond anatomy.
The Singular "They" Is Scholarly
From the APA blog: "APA endorses the use of “they” as a singular third-person pronoun in the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This means it is officially good practice in scholarly writing to use the singular 'they.'"
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