IDI Resources

On this page:


  1. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  2. Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
  3. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity by Beverly Tatum
  4. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  6. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  7. The Philadelphia negro by W.E.B. DuBois (with a new introduction by Elijah Anderson in 1995)
  8. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  10. Riding the Waves of Culture by Fons Trompenaars & Charles Hampden- Turner
  11. Universities and Indian Country: Case Studies in Tribal-Driven Research by The University of Arizona Press
  12. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  13. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (available at CPS)
  14. Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (available at CPS)
  15. Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change. Edited by Kelly E. Maxwell, Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda, and Monita C. Thompson
  16. Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups by Diane J. Goodman
  17. The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching about Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know by Tema Okun
  18. Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race by Frances E. Kendall
  19. Building Cultural Competence: Innovative Activities and Models: Kate Berardo, Darla K. Deardorff, Fons Trompenaars
  20. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  21. Waking Up White by Debby Irving
  22. Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele
  23. How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts by Dr. Natalia Molina
  24. Woman’s ways of knowing: The development of self, voice, and mind by M. Belenky, B. Clinchy, N. Goldberger
  25. The spirit catches you and you fall down: A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures by A. Fadiman
  26. Outliers: The story of success by M. Gladwell
  27. Student learning abroad: What our students are learning, what they’re not, and what we can do about it by M. Vande Berg, M. R. Paige, & K. H. Lou
  28. The art of changing the brain: Enriching teaching by exploring the biology of learning by J. Zull

Movies and videos

  1. Selma, the 2015 Movie. Directed by Ava DuVernay
  2. World Trust: good video clips here. We have “Cracking the Codes” in the library
  3. Racial Equity Tools - So many resources here!
  4. Sexplanations Prefixes video
  5. Dear White People (Netflix)
  6. Fruitvale Station
  7. Scandal, Season 4, Episode 14, “The Lawn Chair”


  1. Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book for Social Change Groups
  2. Trans Student Educational Resources Infographics
  3. LGBTQ libguide at Musselman Library website
  4. (website for social impact through film & dialogue)
  5. Inclusive teaching sources
  6. Awkward conversations about racism. Worth it?
  7. #SayTheWord Campaign
  8. Gender Equality in Science will Require a Culture Shift
  9. Diversity is Inefficient (PDF) by Ashindi Maxton
  10. Nothing to add: A Challenge to White Silence in Racial Discussions
  11. What Students Really Think (New book)
  12. The ideology of isolation
  13. Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?