As the topic of racial equity fills so much of the news, we understand that we have a responsibility to continue to educate ourselves.
We also recognize that education is not enough and that this it is not simply a box to be checked.
In our ongoing process of organizational growth, we will be listening, learning, and leaning in to difficult discussions in order to gain new insights.
There are many resources to draw from. Here are a few that we have been using and reflecting on:
Resources & Good Reads as recommended by New Directions Consulting, LLC
|Yellow—Race in America Beyond Black and White||Frank Wu|
|Yearning: race, gender, and cultural politics||bell hooks|
|Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation||Bruce Ziff and Pratima V Rao|
|Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian American||Daryl J Maeda|
|Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System||Devon Johnson, Patricia Y Warren, Amy Farrell|
|Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment||Leticia Neito|
|Between the World and Me||Ta-Nehisi Coates|
|Race Matters||Cornell West|
|Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul||Eddie S Glaude, Jr|
|The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class||David R Roediger|
|Critical RACE Theory||Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic|
|The Souls of Black Folks||W.E.B. Du Bois|
|The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness||Michele Alexander|
|Women, Race, and Class||Angela Y Davis|
|Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America||Juan Gonzalez|
|Colorblind: the Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity||Tim Wise|
|The Cost of Privilege: Taking on the System of White Supremacy and Racism||Chip Smith|
|Ebony and Ivory: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of American Universities||Craig Steven Wilder|