Diversity Resources

This list of resources will be updated periodically.  Please look at the last edit date to note latest added resources.  Please feel free to contact me with your literature, films and/or web resources suggestions.


Adams, M., Bell, L. A., & Griffin, P. (2007). Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (2nd ed.).  New York, NY: Routledge.

Astin, A. (1993). What Matters in College? Four Critical Years Revisited. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Baber, M. Y. (1998).  Multicultural Education as Social Activism. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 29 (1), 135-137.

Banks, J. A. (1995). Multicultural Education and Curriculum Transformation. The Journal of Negro Education, 64 (4), 390-400.

Banks, J. A., & McGee Banks, C. A. (Eds.). (2004). Handbook of research on multicultural education (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Banks, J. A. & Banks, C. A. M. (2006). Multicultural education: issues and perspectives (6th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Jossey-Bass.

Banks, J. A. (1994). Multiethnic education: Theory and Practice (3rd Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Beaman, L. G. (2003). The myth of pluralism, diversity and vigor: The constitutional privilege of Protestantism in the United States and Canada. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 42(3), 311-325.

Bell, D. (1992). Faces at the bottom of the well: The permanence of racism. New York: Basic Books.

Bennet, M. (1998). Basic concepts of intercultural communication. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press.

Blumenfeld, Warren J. and Raymond, Diane.  (1991). Looking At Gay And  Lesbian Life.  Boston: Beacon Press.

Blumenfeld, W. J. (1992.). Homophobia: How we all pay the price. Boston: Beacon Press.

Brayboy, Bryan, McKinley Jones. (2003). The implementation of diversity in predominantly white colleges and universities. Journal of Black Studies, 34(1) 72-86. ERIC #: EJ 675722

Caplan, P. (1993).  Lifting a ton of feathers: A woman’s guide to surviving in the academic world. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Capper, C. (ed). (1993). Educational administration in a pluralistic society. Albany: SUNY Press.

Cervero, R.M. & Wilson, A.L. (2005). Working the planning table: Negotiating democratically for adult, continuing and workplace education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Clark, L. & Cheng, L. (1993). Faculty Challenges in Facing Diversity. In L. W. Clark & W. A. Waltzman (Eds.), Faculty and student challenges in facing cultural and linguistic diversity. Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas Publisher.

Corrigan, P., Markowitz, F. E., Watson, A., Kubiak, M., & Rowan, D.   (2003). An Attribution Model of Public Discrimination Towards Persons with Mental Illness. Journal of Health and Social Behavior44 No. 2, 162-179.

Diamond, J. (1999). Guns, germs, and steel: The fates of human societies. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company.

Evans, N.J. & Wall, V.A. (2000). Parting Thoughts: An Agenda for Addressing Sexual Orientation Issues on Campus. In N.J. Evans and V.A. Wall (Eds.) Toward Acceptance: Sexual Orientation Issues on Campus. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Eagly, A., Carli, L. & Browne, K. (2009).  Are Barriers to Women’s Success as Leaders Due to Societal Obstacles? In J. White (Ed.). Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Gender. (pp. 292-309). New York: McGraw Hill Higher Education.

Erickson, P. (1992). Review: What Multiculturalism Means. Transition, 55, 105-114.

Evans, N.J., Broido, E.M., & Wall, V.A. (2004). Educating student affairs professionals about gay, lesbian, & bisexual issues: An evaluation of an intervention. The College Student Affairs Journal. 24(1), pp. 20 – 31.

Flaitz, J. (2006).  Understanding Your Refugee and Immigrant Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Francis, P. (1993).  Assessing the effectiveness of multicultural curriculum initiatives in higher education: Proving the self-evident. In J. Adams & J. Welsch (Eds.).  Multicultural Education: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities. (Vol. 3, pp. 101-109). Chicago, IL: Illinois Staff and Curriculum Developers Association.

French, S. (2006). “Can You See the Rainbow?” The Roots of Denial.  In K. E. Rosenblum & Travis, T-M. C. (Eds.).  The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex, and Gender, Social Class, and Sexual Orientation.  (4th ed., pp. 296-302). New York: McGraw Hill.

Fried, J. (2007). Thinking Skillfully and Respecting Difference: Understanding Religious Privilege on Campus. Journal of College and Character, 9(1), 1-7

Frye, M. (2006). Oppression.  In K. E. Rosenblum & Travis, T-M. C. (Eds.).  The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex, and Gender, Social Class, and Sexual Orientation.  (4th ed., pp. 194-198). New York: McGraw Hill.

Frye, M. (2006). To be and be seen: The politics of reality.  In K. E. Rosenblum & Travis, T-M. C. (Eds.).  The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex, and Gender, Social Class, and Sexual Orientation.  (4th ed., pp. 460-465). New York: McGraw Hill.

Gay, G. (1985). Implications of Selected Models of Ethnic Identity Development for Educators. The Journal of Negro Education, 54 (1), 43-55.

Glen, J. M. (1996). Highlander: No ordinary school. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press.

Grant, C. A. & Sleeter, C. E. (2007). Doing multicultural education for achievement and equity. New York: Routledge.

Gurin, P., Dey, E. L., Hurtado, S. & Gurin, G. (2002). Diversity and Higher Education: Theory and Impact on Educational Outcomes. Harvard Educational Review , 72(3) 330-66. ERIC #: EJ 655019

Hammer, M.R., Bennett, M.J., & Wiseman, R. (2003). Measuring intercultural sensitivity: The intercultural inventory. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27 (4), 421-443.

Herdt, G.  (1997). Same sex different culture: exploring gay and lesbian lives.  Boulder, CO. Westview Press.

Hilliard, Asagi G. III. (1997).Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A developmental Approach. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Howard, K., & Stevens, A. (2000). Out and about on campus: Personal accounts of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender college students. New York: Allison Books.

Kerbo, Harold R. (2000). Social Stratification and In equality: Class Conflict in Historical, Comparative, and Global Perspective. New York, Boston San Francisco: McGraw Hill Companies.

Kincheloe, J. L. & Steinberg, Shirley, R. (1997). Changing multiculturalism. Philadelphia: Open University Press.

Koppelman, K. L., & Goodhart, R. L. (2005). Understanding human differences: Multicultural education for a diverse America. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Kumashiro, K. (2002). Troubling education: Queer activism and antioppressive pedagogy. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Larew, J. (2006). Why Are Droves of Unqualified, Unprepared Kids Getting into Our Top Colleges? Because Their Dads Are Alumni.  In K. E. Rosenblum & Travis, T-M. C. (Eds.).  The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex, and Gender, Social Class, and Sexual Orientation.  (4th ed., pp. 283-288). New York: McGraw Hill.

Loewen, J.W. (1996). Lies my teacher told me: Everything your American history textbook got wrong. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Monk, R. C. (2000). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in race and ethnicity. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill Companies.

Murray, S. & Roscoe, W.  1998.  Boy Wives and Female Husbands.  St. Martin Press.

National Association for Multicultural Education, (2003). Definition of multicultural education (excerpted). About Name. From http://www.nameorg.org/aboutname.html.

Nelson, T. (2000). The Psychology of Prejudice. Allyn and Bacon Press.

Nieto, Sonia. 2008. (5th ed.)). Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education. New York: Allyn & Bacon Publishers.

Pinker, S. & Spelke, E. (2009).  Do Sex Differences in Careers in Mathematics and Sciences Have a Biological Basis? In J. White (Ed.). Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Gender. (pp. 32-55). New York: McGraw Hill Higher Education.

Portes, A. & Rumbaut, R. (2006). Immigrant American: A Portrait.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Rong, X.L. & Preissle, J. (2009). Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century: What Educators Need to Know. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Rosenblum, K.E. & Travis, T-M. C. (Eds.) (2006) The Meaning of Difference. 4th Edition, Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Rothenberg, P. S. (2002). White: Essential readings on the other side of racism.New York: Worth Publishers.

Rowley, D. J. & Sherman, H. (2001). From Strategy to Change: Implementing the Plan in Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossy-Bass Publishers.

Ryan, D., & Martin, A. (2000). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents in the school systems. School Psychology Review, 29(2), 207-216.

Schlosser, L. Z., & Sedlacek, W. (2003). Christian Privilege and Respect for Religious Diversity: Serious Holidays on Campus. About Campus, 31-32.

Smith, Daryl G., Schonfeld, Natalie B. (2000). The Benefits of Diversity: What the Research Tells Us. About Campus, 5 (5) 16-23. ERIC #: EJ 622741

Spring, J. (2003). Deculturalization and the struggle for equality. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Tatum, B. D. (1997). “Why are the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?” and other conversations about race. New York: BasicBooks.

Thandeka. (1999). Learning to be white: Money, race and God in America. New York: The Continuum Publishing Company.

Ukpokodu, N. (1999). Multiculturalism vs. globalism. Social Education, 63 (5), 298-300.

Wong, S. (1995). American Knees. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Zweig, M. (2006). What’s Class Got to Do with It?.  In K. E. Rosenblum & Travis, T-M. C. (Eds.).  The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex, and Gender, Social Class, and Sexual Orientation.  (4th ed., pp. 115-126). New York: McGraw Hill.


Light in the Shadows – A frank conversation about race among ten women who participated in the ground-breaking video The Way Home. These American women of Indigenous, African, Arab, European, Jewish, Asian, Latina and Mixed Race descent, use authentic dialogue to crack open a critical door of consciousness. What lies behind it is a perspective on race that is often unseen/ unnoticed within the dominant culture. With clear language, open hearts and a willingness to engage – even when it gets hard – these women travel over roads that demonstrate why valuable discourse on race is so laden with emotion, distrust and misunderstanding. Light in the Shadow is a springboard for critical self-inquiry and inter-ethnic dialogue.

Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible – A brilliant documentary and a must-see for all people who are interested in justice, spiritual growth and community making.

It features the experiences of white women and men who have worked to gain insight into what it means to challenge notions of racism and white supremacy in the United States.

Shattering the Silences: The Case for Minority Faculty  – Offers everyone in higher education an unprecedented opportunity to see American campuses through the eyes of minority faculty.

The Way Home – Over the course of eight months, sixty-four women representing a cross-section of cultures, (Indigenous, African-American, Arab, Asian, European-American, Jewish, Latina, and Multiracial) came together to share their experience of racism in America.

With uncommon courage, the women speak their hearts and minds about resistance, love, assimilation, standards of beauty, power, school experiences, and more. Their candid conversations offer rare access into multi- dimensional worlds invisible to outsiders. The abundance of photographs, dance, and music provides a sensual richness to this provocative piece.


  1. American Association of University Professors – Academic 360 Resources – http://www.academic360.com/resources/listings.cfm?DiscID=126
  2. Association of American Colleges and Universities – https://www.aacu.org/
  3. Association for the Study of Higher Education – http://www.ashe.ws/
  4. American Society for Training and Development – http://www.astd.org/
  5. College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA) – http://www.cupahr.org/diversity/
  6. HERC – Higher Education Recruitment Consortium – http://www.hercjobs.org/jobseeker_tools/diversity_resources/
  7. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education – http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/dhe/
  8. Multicultural Pavilion – http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/
  9. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Equity and Diversity Focus Area – https://www.naspa.org/focus-areas/equity-and-diversity
  10. National Association of Colleges and Employers – http://www.naceweb.org/knowledge/diversity-resources.aspx
  11. National Association for Multicultural Education – http://www.nameorg.org/
  12. National Association of Chief Diversity Officers – h  http://www.nadohe.org/
  13. National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) – https://www.ncore.ou.edu/
  14. National Diversity Council – http://www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org/
  15. New England Center for Inclusive Teaching – http://www.necit.umb.edu/resources.html
  16. SIETAR Global, Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research – http://www.sietar.org
  17. Social Justice Training Institute – http://www.sjti.org/