DiVERSity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion Web Resources
A blog for educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support.
Building An Identity
Stories of: a Japanese-Filipino man who narrates his “becoming American” story; a group of mixed race professionals address issues of identity and acceptance; and mothers trying to balance the old with the new. [video]
PBS video series told by individuals regarding their unique cultural diversity. [videos]
In The Mix
An award-winning PBS series for teens makes its mark in the classroom... (grades 6-12, college) Your issues. Your interests. Your favorite celebs. In the Mix, the national award-winning TV series for teens and by teens, brings you all of it...and gets everyone talking. We're on-air every week on PBS. Check us out!
Faces Of America
What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the PBS series- Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Harvard scholar turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans. [videos]
Teaching Children About Diversity
An article by Christopher J. Metzler, Ph.D. that speaks on living in an increasingly diverse world, and that this is a wonderful gift. Our children attend schools with children who are much different than they are. For example, more children are being raised by single parents, by same sex parents and in blended families. Many children are non-native English speakers and some are children with disabilities (both physical and mental).
Diversity In The Classroom
Web links that provide suggestions on promoting racial and cultural awareness at school and at home.
How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
Research on how being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working.
The Latino Policy Forum
The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum strives to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community.
The Diversity Abroad Network (“Diversity Network”) is the leading professional consortium of educational institutions, government agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusive good practices that increase access, achieve greater diversity and foster inclusive excellence in international education.
An online space curating the discussions and ideas around Race Matters to grow more robust and interactive discussions, ideas, debates and personal narratives that illustrate the challenges and solutions to these critical issues.
Being ‘Colorblind’ Hinders Racial Equality
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University reveals that 'colorblindness' can encourage people to turn a blind
eye to even obvious displays of racial discrimination and lessen the likelihood for intervention.
LATINO AMERICANS - Series on PBS
A landmark six-hour documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of History.
Identity & Culture Book List (NPR-2015)
NPR’s guide to 2015’s Identity & Culture great reads.
Prize Winners From 2015
These prize winners show 2015 was a diverse year in books.
Debunking Stereotypes About Muslims and Islam
A web resource to assist students in learning more about Muslims in the United States and practice graph-reading skills.
Hispanic Education News: Study Finds Teachers Have Lower Expectations For Latino Students
In a new study published Tuesday by the Center for American Progress (CAP), researchers found that teachers have lower expectations for Hispanic students. Specifically, teachers believed that Hispanic students were 42 percent less likely to graduate college than white students. The same views were held for African-American students, as the study found teachers held the views that they were 47 percent less likely to get a college degree.
ANCESTORS IN THE AMERICAS
Visit the Asian American Timeline to learn about specific moments and events that shaped Asian American history. Join an online discussion to talk about the series or related topics regarding Asian Americans. Use the Resource section to further explore the Asian American experience. For educators, the Web site includes classroom guides with discussion questions related to ANCESTORS IN THE AMERICAS.
Race, Ethnicity & Anti-Racism- Sierra Club Web Links
A list of web lined resources that address: race, ethnicity, & anti-racism.
Asian Americans\ Indian Americans Article
This article is an edited chapter on the major historical events and contemporary characteristics of the Indian American community, excerpted from The New Face of Asian Pacific America: Numbers, Diversity, and Change in the 21st Century, edited by Eric Lai and Dennis Arguelles in conjunction with AsianWeek Magazine and published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.
RACE- The Power of an Illusion
Our eyes tell us that people look different. But how different are we beneath the skin? Geneticists, anthropologists, and biologists are unlocking human variation and the evolution of our species.
Activities that promotes racial and cultural awareness