Resources

This page is for collecting any links to educational materials that explain the importance of inclusion and how to make one’s work or organization more diverse. Please add suggestions!

Good Black News

Good Black News is a website that writes articles about Black people doing good throughout the world. Articles often focus on people who have made a difference on their communities at a local scale, but also cover nationwide or worldwide initiatives from companies or governments.

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Race

Nurturing diversity at work and in your work

It's time to create an intentional environment that promotes diversity and not make excuses about how our job descriptions or organizational positions hinder us from hiring and promoting work equity. We should admit our bias and use it to create awareness of the issues facing us in the workplace. We must combat the promotion of homogeneity and its culturally accepted normality because that prohibits us from accepting our differences and embracing such uniqueness as a quality and not a detriment to organizations.

EARFUL: ‘Another Round’ Producer On Why Diversity in Workplace is Essential

Jenna Weiss-Berman’s, a radio host/producer wanted to create shows that altered from the traditional format that catered to white male views and instead have more inclusive radio programming that spoke to a variety of underrepresented demographics. Though her podcasting structure opened the door for new voices, she argues that the lack of financial resources allocated in public and college radio stations, further enables the inequity seen since the only members who can rise through the ranks of such a system are rich white people in radio.

It’s Time For The Left’s ‘Progressive’ Men To Start Listening

Men are becoming more present in the feminist rights movement but the attitudes towards women have changed very little. The sexual harassment and traditional notion of women having a secondary voice if not role altogether, still permeates the progressive movement. This lack of understanding among male progressives represents a hypocrisy within the movement in general that represents equality and an end to socio-political and economic disenfranchisement. Such attitudes that marginalize the voice of women have been shown to only exacerbate the inequity women face in society.

The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments

David A. Graham writes a piece that examines the role of monuments dedicated to the Confederacy and the struggle to take them down. These monuments commemorate a society that explicitly enslaved people on the basis of race, in a manner inconsistent with modern values, yet the monuments persist. Graham articulates the connection between these monuments and race, and examines alternatives that might remember the Confederacy without glorifying it.

Interfaith Calendar

A global summary of primary sacred days in world religions. Not a perfect list, but useful when starting to plan an event.

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Religion

EqualFuture

Equal Future is a resource on social justice and technology — a web site and newsletter.

Lesbians Who Tech blog

Lesbians Who Tech is a Community of Queer Women in or around tech (and the people who love them).

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Sexual orientation

How to use twitter on your journey to understanding

Marco Rogers outlines how to use Twitter to improve your understanding of social justice work. 

Diversity in Tech and the Myth of Meritocracy

Tracey Ross discusses the many ways people of color are marginalized in the supposedly "meritocratic" tech world, including basic access to technology, pattern matching at venture capital firms, and more. 

So You Want to Be an Ally

This article shares a lot of fundamental concepts and resources for those wanting to be better allies.

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

John Scalzi uses video games as a metaphor to discuss privilege. 

On passing.

A twitter thread from Jeff Eaton about the luxury of passing in tech culture, and the responsibility white men have to resist that luxury.

How Internet Rage Is Making Tech Culture a Better Place

This piece discusses internet outrage as a productive tool for digital consciousness raising and for putting pressure on companies to behave better.

Anger as a Tool in Social Justice Movements

Kronda Adair writes about anger in social justice work--not as a harmful side effect, but as the primary driver of this work. 

The Diverse Team: Healthy Companies, Progressive Practices

Recent studies have shown that teams comprised of people from various backgrounds and lifestyles lead to a more diverse set of ideas, out-of-the-box solutions, and products that appeal to a wider segment of the population.

It is Bigger Than Microaggressions: Moving through tech as a black trans man.

This personal essay describes the intersecting microaggressions experienced by the author, a black trans man working in tech, and the negative impact they have on him and other marginalized people in tech. 

#YesWeCode

#YesWeCode is a national initiative to help 100,000 young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector.