Diversity & Inclusion Resources
Supporting recent statements by our college dean and university president, the CALS Office for Diversity and Inclusion has compiled a list of resources for our community to inspire and facilitate honest, thoughtful dialogue around diversity and inclusion and to address the painful challenges we are facing as a nation.
Belonging at Cornell: A framework designed to continue the progress towards making Cornell a more diverse and inclusive environment:
Access ENI Confidential Counseling Services for Cornell faculty, staff and family members by calling 1-800-327-2255.
Colleague Network Groups: The university sponsors Colleague Network Groups as a way for traditionally underrepresented minorities and their allies to find support, both at Cornell and beyond. Current groups include:
- Men of Color Colleague Network Group
- Women of Color Colleague Network Group
- LGBTQ Colleague Network Group
- Disability Colleague Network Group
- Veterans Colleague Network Group
- Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies
- White Allyship 101:Resources to Get to Work
- “26 Ways to be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets”
- ihollaback.org: Virtual training as individuals or groups, including bystander intervention training, anti-harassment training and resilience training.
- Understanding implicit bias: Resources for faculty shared by the Cornell University Graduate School.
- Office of Faculty Development and Diversity: Resources, training and support for deans, department chairs and individual faculty members to foster faculty development and diversity.
- Faculty Institute for Diversity: This two-day workshop offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary peer-group of faculty to transform a course through the lens of diversity and inclusion. Visit their website to register for upcoming trainings.
- Antiracist resource guide: Explore practical ways to understand, explain and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity, white supremacy, police violence and injustice.
- Anti-racism resources for white people: A curated guide to resources, literature, organizations, podcasts, etc.
- Anti-Racist Allyship Starter Pack: A curated list of literature, places to donate and resources for staying safe at protests.
- Black Lives Matter Cornell University Library Guide: Information resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement and its founding.
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack
- Do Conversations About Race Belong in the Classroom? With an update from Beverly Tatum
- White People, Read This Before You Text Your Black Friends by Tomi Obaro
- White Women Need To Do Better by Shannon Keating
- One Question White People Should Stop Asking – What About Me? by Erin Okuno
- White People as Individuals by the Fakequity blog
- Social Justice on Social Media by Sidney Malia White
- When Silence Is Betrayal - What Must Be Said About The Killing of George Floyd by Seth Cohen
- The damaging psychological impact of constantly having to explain racism by Natalie Moris
- 100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating for People of Color by Kesiena Boom
- "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi
- "What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion and Diversity Dialog" by Steve L. Robbins
- "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do" by Claude M Steele
- "Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People" by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
- "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
- "So You Want To Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
- "Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor" by Layla Saad
- "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism" by Robin Deangelo
- "Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race" by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
- "The Other Wes Moore: one name, two fates (resources included within)" by Wes Moore
- "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson