Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

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Articles and Websites

America is on Fire by Lee Pelton, President, Emerson College.

The Bias of 'Professionalism' Standards by Aysa Gray in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. 

Black Mass Coalition Blueprint outlines specific targets for the private sector, nonprofit institutions, philanthropic institutions, state government and local government in Massachusetts.

Dismantle White Supremacy: Silence is NOT an option. Corporate statement by Ben & Jerry's.

Facilitating Organizational Change A report on enacting organizational change towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace produced by YW Boston

Greenwood Challenge : A call by the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) to Black, Brown and white allies in the business community to help address the impact of systemic racism on the economic well-being of the Black community with a goal of raising $1 million by Sept 2020. View Press Release and Talking Points.

A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege by USC’s online Master of Social Work program 


How are companies taking action to create more inclusive workplaces? by CEO Action (PwC)


How to support black colleagues compiled by Emily Spaven, editor at LinkedIn

How Far CEOs Need to go in Support for Racial Equality Valerie Jarrett speaks with Erik Rosenbaum for CNBC.

How to create an inclusive economy in Massachusetts by Colette Phillips, Quincy Miller and Darryl Settles. The Boston Globe 6/8/2020

How to create an inclusive economy in Massachusetts (Webinar Recording) with Colette Phillips, Quincy Miller and Darryl Settles. June 24, 2020.

The Inclusivist's Life: Championing Inclusion in Networking & Business (Webinar Recording) with Gretchen Cook-Anderson. September 17, 2020.

Implicit Association Test by Project Implicit of Harvard University

I was a CEO. Here's how corporate America fails to hire Black people. by David D'Alessandro. The Boston Globe. June 9, 2020.

The Leadership Now Project Business for Racial Equity pledge , a non-partisan opportunity for individuals to commit to pushing for equity in their organizations and for leaders to engage with specific ideas for durable change.

Strategies and Tactics for In-House Legal Departments to Improve Outside Counsel Diversity Diversity Lab and General Counsel for Law Firm Diversity

10 Things Corporate America Can Do to Support Diversity – Get Konnected / Colette Phillips

Twitter thread on how to act as a company leader Started by Dr. Erin L Thomas (@ErinLThomasPhD) Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Upwork

What PWC is Doing to Stand up Against Racism by Tim Ryan, Sr., PwC US Chair and Senior Partner


For nonprofits: 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Nonprofit Sector: Essential Resources for Nonprofit Professionals compiled by Bloomerang

Diversity and Inclusion Initiative: A Step By Step Guide (for Nonprofits) TSNE MissionWorks


“7 Steps for Becoming an Anti-Racism Advocate”  Colette Phillips in Boston Magazine June 24, 2020

The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books to Add to Your List by Brea Baker, Parade

Anti-Racism Resources for White People

Critical Mass by Darryl Settles/ Catalyst Ventures: Outlines statistics, strong voices, advocacy groups, links to articles and ways you can take positive action. 

Dismantling Racism Works Web Workbook

New York Times Magazine: The 1619 Project 

The Boston Globe's 2017 Spotlight Series Boston. Racism. Image. Reality

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork. From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups.

The American Nightmare by Ibram X. Kendi. The Atlantic, 6/1/2020.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.,

I Don't Need 'Love' Texts From My White Friends by Chad Sanders New York Times. 6/5/2020

Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women In The Workplace by Workplace Allies

Next Pivot Point by Julie Kratz


Women at Work (podcast) by Harvard Business Review


Additional Resources: Corporate Leadership

Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win by Carol Fulp

Lift as I Climb: An Immigrant Girl’s Journey through Corporate America by Jackie Glenn

Additional Resources: Racial Justice

Becoming A Man an organization that builds community among and support for young men of color in Boston and Cambridge schools.

Black Lives Matter Boston

The Black Economic Justice Institute

Call Me Mister, focused on building the national pipeline of African American male teachers.

Critical Mass

Equity & Expectations

Foundation for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Harmony (also known as the Harmony Foundation)

Impact MetroWest

King Boston, the social justice institute arm of the King Memorial effort.

Lawyers for Civil Rights

Mothers for Justice and Equality

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Violence In Boston Inc

White People Challenging Racism - Boston

1619 from The New York Times 

Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee

Code Switch from NPR 

Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence from On Being featuring Resmaa Menakem

Seeing White from Scene on Radio 

Slow Burn from Slate

This History is Long; This History is Deep from On Being featuring Isabel Wilkerson

White Lies from NPR


Eyes on the Prize

How to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Professional Network (Webinar Recording) with Colette Phillips. January 26, 2021 NN Chamber event.

How to create an inclusive economy in Massachusetts (Webinar Recording) with Colette Phillips, Quincy Miller and Darryl Settles. June 24, 2020 NN Chamber event.

Jay Smooth How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

The Inclusivist's Life: Championing Inclusion in Networking & Business (Webinar Recording) with Gretchen Cook-Anderson. September 17, 2020 NN Chamber event.

Just Mercy

The Origin of Race in the USA

Seizing the Moment Against Racism: What Allies Can Do (Webinar Recording) with Liz Cheng, Michael Curry, Colette Phillips and Eneida Roman. April 30, 2021 NN Chamber event.

TED Talks to help you understand racism in America

When They See Us

When you exclude, you lose! (Webinar Recording) with Julia Geisman. April 15, 2021 NN Chamber event.


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

How to Be an Antiracistand Stamped from the Beginning:The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

In the Matter of Color by A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

me and white supremacy:Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris

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

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

This is an Uprising by Mark Engler and Paul Engler

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattillo Beals

when they call you a terrorist: a black lives matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo

White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism by Paula S. Rothenberg

Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank H. Wu



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