Diversity & Inclusion


Ally - Someone who makes the commitment and effort to recognize their privilege (based on gender, class, race, sexual identity, etc.) and work in solidarity with oppressed groups in the struggle for justice. Allies understand that it is in their own interest to end all forms of oppression, even those from which they may benefit in concrete ways.

Discrimination - The unequal treatment of members of various groups based on race, gender, social class, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion and other categories.

Diversity - is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.

Equity - the quality of being fair or impartial; the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically under-served and under-represented populations and that fairness regarding these unbalanced conditions is needed to assist equality in the provision of effective opportunities to all groups.

Implicit (Unconscious) Bias - Also known as unconscious or hidden bias, implicit biases are negative associations that people unknowingly hold. They are expressed automatically, without conscious awareness.

Inclusion - Authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power and ensures equal access to opportunities and resources.

Prejudice - A pre-judgment or unjustifiable, and usually negative, attitude of one type of individual or groups toward another group and its members. Such negative attitudes are typically based on unsupported generalizations (or stereotypes) that deny the right of individual members of certain groups to be recognized and treated as individuals with individual characteristics.

Privilege - Unearned social power accorded by the formal and informal institutions of society to ALL members of a dominant group (e.g. white privilege, male privilege, etc.).

Race - A grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories viewed as distinct by society.

Racism - A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

References for definitions


Books for Children

Books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners - Awards are given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Check out this list of 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

Read Aloud: Wings

Read Aloud: A Kids Book About Racism

Read Aloud: Say Something

Virtual Library of 11 Books (Read Aloud)

Books for Teens and Adults

Check out this list of books recommended for adults and teens.

40+ Must read books for Educators


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Includes resources for students, parents and educators

Social Media Pages

Check out these Facebook pages for resources on raising anti-racist kids.

The Conscious Kid

Teaching Tolerance


Raising Race Conscious Children

Color of Change

Other Social Media pages to check out for resources and information.

The [White] Shift on Instagram

Videos & Movies

Just Mercy

13th (Netflix, Youtube)

Becoming (Netflix)

LA 92 (Netflix, Amazon Prime)

Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (Netflix, Amazon Prime)

Strong Island (Netflix)

The Central Park Five (Amazon Prime)

The Force (Netflix, Amazon Prime)

Time: The Kalief Browder Story (available on Netflix)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Whose Streets? (Amazon Prime, Hulu)

Systematic Racism Explained

Ask Yourself

History of Redlining- Indianapolis, IN

A Conversation on Race - Series of short films

Who, Me, Biased? - Series of short clips

How do be empower kids to be boldly anti-racist? (For Parents and Educators)

How to Talk to Kids About Race

How I Teach Kids about Racism (Kindergarten & 1st Grade) (For Educators)

Let's Talk About Race (For Kids)

Sesame Street: Color of Me Song (For Kids)