Employment and Workplace
- Answering Your Questions on Race in the WorkplaceThis is a PBS News Hour program on talking about race in the workplace. Featuring Raël Nelson James, the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The Bridgespan Group, and PBS NewsHour's Stephanie Sy.
- It's Time to Talk about Race at Work byIt's time the business world got the actionable, impactful, no-cost strategies needed to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace Many white leaders want to create change but don't know how to do so appropriately and effectively. How do you know where the blind spots are that can create obstacles for people of color? Your intentions may be sincere and heartfelt, but intentions aren't enough.
- Unbias: addressing unconscious bias at work byLet the CEO of Rework Work help you understand diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts to actively remove bias from the workplace Dismantling unhealthy workplaces involves much more than talking about it, and more than charts, graphs, and statistics--it requires action.
- All Are Welcome: How to Build a Real Workplace Culture of Inclusion That Delivers Results bySeize the competitive edge, increase innovation, and do right by people through building equity and diversity into your organizational DNA. Studies continuously prove that companies with more diversity in their ranks are more innovative, serve expanded marketplaces, and perform better financially; however, most companies have yet to develop and implement effective diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
- On the Persistence of the Black-White Unemployment Gap (Center for American Progress)This policy brief provides unemployment data and solutions to narrow unemployment gaps between African Americans and whites.
- Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to understand, identify, and stop microaggressions byThe first practical, accessible, nonjudgmental handbook helps individuals and organizations recognize and prevent microaggressions so that all employees can feel the sense of belonging in the workplace that they deserve.
- How to Be an Ally: Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace byHow to Be an Ally humanizes diversity and inclusion, and facilitates greater empathy and understanding between people of all backgrounds, helping to build diverse teams and ensure everyone on your team is included, heard, understood, and acknowledged.
- Diversity Inc.: the failed promise of a billion-dollar business byCall Number: HF5549.5.M5 N48 2019ISBN: 9781568588223Diversity initiatives have fallen far short. Pamela Newkirk takes a hard look at the failures and the obstacles, giving context, and shows how we must move forward.
- Building a More Inclusive Workplace. Diversification isn't all about hiring, but it's a good place to start byThis is part of a 5 part video series to learn what you can do to build a more inclusive workplace, how to have difficult but necessary conversations about DEI at your workplace, which metrics really matter, and how to hire and mentor with DEI as a central part of your strategy.
- Building a More Inclusive Workplace. How is my company doing on DEI? 5 things to look at to figure it out. byThis is part of a 5 part video series to learn what you can do to build a more inclusive workplace, how to have difficult but necessary conversations about DEI at your workplace, which metrics really matter, and how to hire and mentor with DEI as a central part of your strategy.
- Building a More Inclusive Workplace. How to start talking about race at work byThis is part of a 5 part video series to learn what you can do to build a more inclusive workplace, how to have difficult but necessary conversations about DEI at your workplace, which metrics really matter, and how to hire and mentor with DEI as a central part of your strategy.
- Building a More Inclusive Workplace Week 2 Inclusion--Centering the Most Marginalized Voices byThis is part of a 5 part video series to learn what you can do to build a more inclusive workplace, how to have difficult but necessary conversations about DEI at your workplace, which metrics really matter, and how to hire and mentor with DEI as a central part of your strategy.
- Building a More Inclusive Workplace. Mentorship: How to build a program in service of DEI byThis is part of a 5 part video series to learn what you can do to build a more inclusive workplace, how to have difficult but necessary conversations about DEI at your workplace, which metrics really matter, and how to hire and mentor with DEI as a central part of your strategy.
- Race at WorkPodcast of conversations about race at work and in life. Hosted by Porter Braswell, created by Harvard Business Review.
- NPR's Code SwitchA multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.
Today Show recommends: A Tale of Two School Districts (30 minutes long)
Host Shereen Marisol Meraji reports on two school districts in Long Island, New York. They are just a 15-minute drive from each other but worlds apart when it comes to racial makeup and funding. She looks at the Supreme Court decision that helped cause this divide as well as how the disparity of resources affects the opportunities afforded the students.
Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership
- Entrepreneurship and Self-Help among Black Americans byISBN: 0791458946This long-awaited revision of a classic work traces the unique development of business enterprises and other community organizations among black Americans from before the Civil War to the present.
- Native American Entrepreneurs byISBN: 1948976412Native American entrepreneurs are important contributors to the American economy and social landscape. Faced with numerous challenges, many Native American entrepreneurs have learned to transcend tough obstacles, leverage resources, and strategically pursue opportunities to achieve business success. This book captures the entrepreneurial stories and mindsets of contemporary Native Americans.
- Creating Inclusive Entrepreneurial EcosystemsAn article from Nasdaq about how to make entrepreneurship more inclusive.
- The Missing Entrepreneurs 2021: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Self-EmploymentThe sixth in a series of reports that look at the obstacles facing underrepresented groups in self-employment and entrepreneurship, and how they can be overcome with public policy.
Anti-Racism in Business Disciplines
Accounting and Finance
- The Business of Race: How to Create and Sustain an Antiracist Workplace--And Why It's Actually Good for Business byThis book provides readers with the courage and tools to openly, honestly, and effectively address the deeply complex, emotional and intimidating dynamic of race and racism in the workplace.
- Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for GrowthA report by W.E. Kellogg on the economic impact of the disparities faced by people of color.
- The Competitive Advantage of Racial EquityThe Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity highlights examples from 12 leading companies such as Gap Inc., PayPal, and Cigna, who are driving innovation and growth by advancing racial equity.
- Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor) byISBN: 9781469653679Publication Date: 2019-09-03By the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining. Reasoning that the turbulence could be calmed by turning Black city-dwellers into homeowners, they passed the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, and set about establishing policies to induce mortgage lenders and the real estate industry to treat Black homebuyers equally. The disaster that ensued revealed that racist exclusion had not been eradicated, but rather transmuted into a new phenomenon of predatory inclusion.
- The Color of Money byPublication Date: 2017When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks.
Management and Organizational Development
- Reckoning, Repair, and Change: How Business Leaders Can More Effectively Advance Racial Equity and Competitive AdvantageDownload report free with registration. How to turn antiracist promises and initiatives into real, lasting change.
- Racial Equity Tools: Organizational Assessment Tools and ResourcesA great collection of racial equity assessment tools, case studies, and resources. Many are focused on the Western U.S.
- Madison Avenue and the Color Line byISBN: 0812220609From the description: Jason Chambers weaves individual biographies together with broader events in U.S. history to tell how blacks struggled to bring equality to the advertising industry.
- Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and Rastus byISBN: 0313267987From the description: This volume examines the reactions of consumers to integrated advertising and the current role of Blacks in advertising. Its truly novel subject matter and its inclusion of vintage and contemporary advertisements featuring Blacks make this a valuable work.
- Clinging to Mammy byISBN: 0674024338From the description: The color line and the vision of interracial motherly affection that helped maintain it have persisted into the twenty-first century. If we are to reckon with the continuing legacy of slavery in the United States, McElya argues, we must confront the depths of our desire for mammy and recognize its full racial implications.
- Equity in the CenterFrom the web site: "Equity in the Center convenings, tools, and resources equip leaders to serve as change agents who drive race equity within their organizations. We provide frameworks, best practice techniques, and a community of support as leaders embrace race equity initiatives and become more aware of the importance of race equity internally and externally."
Generational Wealth and Finance
- How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America: Problems in Race, Political Economy, and SocietyMarable offers profound insight into the deeply intertwined problems of race and class in the United States historically and today.
- The Sum of Us byOne of today's most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone--not just for people of color.
- Federal Reserve: Recent Trends in Wealth-Holding by Race and EthnicityThis report from the Federal Reserve shows that the long-standing and substantial wealth disparities between families of different racial and ethnic groups have changed little in the past few years. Wealth losses during the Great Recession, and the magnitude and timing of the recovery, also varied substantially across families grouped by race and ethnicity.
- Racial and Ethnic Groups Data LinksIncludes specific links highlighting demographic and business data on racial and ethnic groups. From the US Census Bureau.
- HUD: Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities (2012)This report presents findings from a study of 28 metropolitan areas to measure the incidence and forms of discrimination experienced by black, Hispanic, and Asian renters and homebuyers.
- De Facto School Segregation: A Practice That Undermines Racial Equality and Long-Term National Prosperity.Nicholas Miller, Writing for a Real World 2002-2003, pp 17-23.
Searching for Articles on Anti-Racism in Business Topics
- FusionFusion allows you to search, in one place, the majority of the library’s books, articles, videos, etc. It includes all the materials in our library catalog Ignacio, as well as the content of the majority of our many databases.
- ProQuest One BusinessA comprehensive business database containing millions of full-text items across scholarly and popular periodicals, newspapers, market research reports, dissertations, books, videos and more. Includes the full text of the Wall Street Journal. Formerly called ABI/INFORM Collection
- Access World NewsThrough nearly 7000 news sources, find diverse global, local, regional, and national perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more.
- Ethnic NewsWatchEthnic NewsWatch covers 1990 to present and includes newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The publications offer both national and regional coverage
Jesuit and Ignatian Anti-Racism Resources
- Jesuits' Slavery, History, Memory, and Reconciliation ProjectReadings, discussions, and resources addressing the racist history of the Jesuit order, reconciliation efforts, and commitments for further understanding and action.
- The spiritual work of racial justice : a month of meditations with Ignatius of Loyola byCall Number: BT 734.2 .S25 2021Publication Date: 2021This book uses the Spiritual Exercises as the basis for looking at our roles in perpetuating and then eradicating racism.
- The Crucible of Racism byFrom the description: Upon coming to the United States to pursue graduate studies and then to embark on training as a Jesuit, Haitian-born Patrick Saint-Jean discovered something he had not known before: racism. "I learned I am a Black man, and that America, including the Society of Jesus here in this country, is white space where people of color are not welcome. This direct experience of racism became a crucible for me." In describing this painful journey, which included becoming aware of the ambiguous history of his own Jesuit order, Saint-Jean embarked on a fresh reading of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. These principles and practices, he concludes, hold promise of conversion and healing for a church and a society still caught in the crucible of racism.
- Eyes to see: An anti-racist ExamenThe Ignatian, or Daily, Examen is a part of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and is a daily reflection in five steps: Give thanks, ask for light, examine the day, seek forgiveness, and resolve to change. This Examen is focused specifically on anti-racism.
- Daily examen of consciousness for diversityThe Daily Examen is a prompt for structured prayer and reflection. Different sections are devoted to various topics, and this particular one is a reflection on diversity.
- 22 Cases and Articles to Help Bring Diversity Issues into Class DiscussionsEditors’ note: To access the full text of these articles, cases, and accompanying teaching notes, you must be registered with HBP Education. We invite you to sign up for a free educator account here. Verification may take a day; in the meantime, you can read all of our Inspiring Minds content. From the description: These materials are listed across three broad topic areas: leadership and inclusion, cases featuring protagonists from historically underrepresented groups, and women and leadership around the world.
- Antiracist Pedagogy in Higher EducationNot just about business curriculum, but discussions and teaching guides for teaching from antiracist and social justice lenses.
Some readings from Harvard Business School Publishing / Education Inspiring Minds website | Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:
- Zina Lawrence & Anne Sinkey: Start the semester inclusively: 7 ways to set all students up for success on day one
- Mihir A. Desai: You too can -- and must -- lead class discussions on social justice issues
- Sharon M. Ravitch: Equitable teaching takes time and practice; here are strategies to help
- Leon C. Prieto & Simone T.A. Phipps: Why business schools need to address black history
- Deborah D. Hazzard & Catherine Peyrols Wu: Why tomorrow's leaders need to be part of diverse student teams today
Harvard Business School Publishing | Course explorer: Diversity, inclusion and belonging
Harvard Business School Publishing | Cases with protagonists of color
- Rethinking the course syllabus: Considerations for promoting equity, diversity, and inclusionThis article provides discussion and suggestions for incorporating ADEI concepts into a course syllabus.
Anti-Racism Resources by Nicola Andrews
White Privilege Resource Guide by Amy Gilgan
Statistics and Data on Racial Discrimination by Carol Spector
Racial Discrimination in Housing by Carol Spector
Anti-Racism and Healthcare by Claire Sharifi
Indigenous Studies Resources (includes land acknowledgements) by Nicola Andrews and Matt Collins
Building Community Power and Resisting Police Violence by Amy Gilgan
Environmental Justice by Carol Spector
The 1619 Project by Penny Scott
BUS 449 Special Topics in OBL: Workplace Diversity by Penny Scott