Recommended Reading

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Engagement has selected the following as recommended reading. The books included here are by no means exhaustive of the scholarly work covering the landscape of diversity, equity and inclusion. Nonetheless, the titles included are among OIDEO's favorites and represent enlightening, thoughtful, sound and research-based scholarship, which challenges us all to think more critically about matters of race, social justice, equity, equality and systems that produce inequitable results in our world. 

Individuals can take advantage of reading these titles to create individual and institutional change. These books can also be used as discussion tools for departments and units to create the systemic progress we seek. In addition, OIDEO engages in campus trainings, workshops and programs to create change. During these sessions we often quote these books and want to make the titles and authors available to all. We look forward to continuous learning and adding to this list perpetually. 

Begin Again, by Eddie Glaude

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine, by Damon Tweedy

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

The Cause of Freedom, by Jonathan Scott Holloway

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein

Confronting Authority: Reflections of an Ardent Protester, by Derrick Bell

The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy, by Scott E. Page

Dying of Whiteness, by Jonathan Metzl

Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just, by Timothy J Keller

How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

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

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack

Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference, by Howard C. Stevenson

Slavery By Another Name, by Douglas A. Blackmon

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X. Kendi

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee

The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America, by Lani Guinier

Weapons of Math Destruction, by Cathy O'Neil

We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation, by Jeff Chang

White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo

White Rage, by Carol Anderson

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, by Robert P. Jones

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum