articles & websites
The Year in "Diversity Fatigue" By Hua Hsu
Diversity has become meaningless disassociated from the origin of the term. Some must get past their so-called fatigue, and must make space for the folks who really experience it to have their say in all ways artistic and ideological.
Overcoming Diversity Fatigue
By Kari Heistad
This resource delineates the “seven main causes for diversity fatigue that we have seen in our work”: “lack of senior executive endorsement and involvement”, “lack of a diversity plan”, “diversity activities are not connected to the business case”, “activities are sporadic”, the importance of ongoing and analytical communication, and “lack of manager and executive accountability”. It then lays out “3 Steps for Moving Forward and Overcoming the Fatigue”, which include “(Re)Develop[ing] a Strong Business Case for Diversity”, the need for “Senior Level Engagement and Support”, and “Manager and Employee Engagement”.
"Is there a Cure for Diversity Fatigue?"
By Emma Kinnucan MAR 17, 2016
The word Diversity creates the feeling the powers-that-be that changing their ways should be a tall order for them. The question begs — what is it about this work that makes it so difficult. Who is at the top and who’s not, and who is given the space to make THE decisions.
“This report tells how KIDS COUNT advocates in Nebraska, Wisconsin and Washington used solid data, leadership and citizen engagement to spur race-based legislation and community change. It is the first installment in the five-part Race for Results Case Study series, which explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity in America.”
(GET THE CASE STUDY/GUIDE HERE)
“Advancing race equity and inclusion can sometimes seem daunting and often leaves many wondering how and where to start. One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for undertaking this important work. This tool adds to the resources already created by partners who have been working in the field. It works by demonstrating how a race equity lens can be adopted by foundations or other organizations that work directly with systems, technical assistance providers and communities.”
Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color, Kimberle Crenshaw (the origin story of the term ‘intersectional’)
You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Look At: Acknowledging Race in Addressing Racial Discipline Disparities; Prudence Carter, Russell Skiba, Mariella Arredondo, & Mica Pollock
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/social-justice-resources/ Jennifer Gonzalez, resource for educators to teach about Social Justice issues
https://wearyourvoicemag.com/parenting/six-ways-can-make-sex-education-queer-trans-inclusive-mickey,Mickey Valentine. AN author makes a compelling case for LGBTQ inclusion in Sex Education
https://www.glsen.org/, Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education network, championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 education since 1990
White America’s racial illiteracy: Why our national conversation is poisoned from the start, Dr. Robin DiAngelo (on the concept of white fragility)
The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement Shawn Ginwright, Ph.D. Ginwright discusses the history of the practice of Trauma Informed Care and argues the need to now move in the direction of Healing Centered Engagement, which has an asset-driven approach rather than the deficit model.
Caring for Each Other: Philanthropy in Communities of Color Lisa Duran. A critical look at the racist and classist view of traditional philanthropy which ignores the rich history of the manners in which different ethnic cultures have been philanthropic.
WHITE SUPREMACY / RACISM
What is White Supremacy? Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez
A great article with a brief description of white supremacy, its origins and how it is perpetuated through systems
An Internalized Racism/Oppression Inventory for People of Color Cultural Bridges to Justice. A resource for people of color to interrogate their own social conditioning
Navigating Race and Class Dynamics in Fundraising Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
Useful article that makes the case for the importance of community-driven fundraising efforts