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Recommended Resources

We've developed this list of books, articles, podcasts and videos to assist our audiences with building upon the conversations and dialogues in our workshops and training sessions. 

We hope that this page is helpful to pushing your understanding of DEI Issues further. 


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Recommended for EMG’s Intro to DEI and Unconscious Bias workshop attendees:

We Can’t Talk About That at Work, Mary-Francis Winters

Biased, Jennifer Eberhardt

Caste, Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson

Recommended for EMG’s Navigating Difficult Conversations and Courageous Conversations About Race DEI workshop attendees:

Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy and Belonging Across Differences by Mary-Frances Winters (2020)

Difficult Conversations (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series) by Harvard Business Review | Feb 16, 2016

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott (2004)


Additional recommended reading:

Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir, Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands, Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness , Janet Mock 

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time  James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century , Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns , Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God , Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Cherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America, Ira Katznelson

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, PhD

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