DEI Resource Guide
Compiled by Impact100 Philadelphia’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
updated March 2021
The following resource guide introduces the terminology and language related to diversity, equity, and inclusion work; the history and importance of anti-racism work; and action steps that Impact100 members can take to support a more just and equitable society. This guide will be updated periodically. An asterisk (*) denotes resources that the published may have behind a paywall. If you are interested in any articles below, but are unable to read them, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS MEANT BY DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION?
- DEI Table
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh (article)
- Race and Racism 101
- Race, Equity and Inclusion Action Guide
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF RACISM AND HOW DOES IT OPERATE IN OUR SOCIETY?
- As Mayor of Minneapolis, I Saw How White Liberals Block Change by Betsy Hodges (article)
- 7 Ways Systemic Racism is Real by Ben & Jerry’s
- 1619 Project from the New York Times (magazine or podcast)
- Pollution is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back. (New York Times)
- Your Home’s Value Is Based on Racism (New York Times)*
- All you want is to be believed: The impact of unconscious bias in health care (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together (Heather McGhee) (book)
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- 13th by Ava DuVernay
- Race: The Power of an Illusion (PBS series on YouTube)
WHY IS DEI WORK IMPORTANT PARTICULARLY FOR IMPACT100?
- From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of Wealth by Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation (free audio or eBook)
- Philanthropy needs a new endgame: The liberation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities in America by Sidney Hargro (article)
- The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change by Susan Taylor Batten President & CEO, ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities and Nat Chioke Williams, PhD Executive Director, Hill-Snowdon Foundation (article)
- How Board Members Can Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Foundations, by Philanthropy Network (article)
- Black Girls Must Be a Focus — Not an Afterthought — of Racial-Justice Giving (Chronical of Philanthropy)*
- How the stress of racism can harm your health — and what that has to do with Covid-19 (article)*
- 20 ways majority-white nonprofits can build authentic partnerships with organizations led by communities of color (article)*
HOW CAN I BE AN ANTI-RACIST?
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (book)
- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (book)
- Let’s Talk About Race: Resources for White Philadelphians Who Are Ready to Actually Do Something About Racism and Anti-Blackness by Maddie Sweitzer-Lamme and Samantha Spengler (Philadelphia Magazine)
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
- The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge © by Eddie Moore, America & Moore, LLC, 2004
- White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (book)
- So You want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo (book)
- The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Alicia Garza) (book)
- Code Switch (podcast)
ANTI-ASIAN HATE RESOURCES
For those interested in further information on the history of Asian American identity in the United States and the racial justice issues underlying these current events, we recommend the PBS docuseries Asian Americans.
Donate to trusted AAPI organizations working to rectify the racial inequalities in our society. Visit:
Stop AAPI Hate has reported 3,795 anti-Asian attacks since Feb. 28, 2021. Their website makes it simple to use your voice and report a hate incident. Visit: Stop AAPI Hate.
Self Evident is a podcast that challenges the narratives of Asian Americans by telling their stories. Visit: Self Evident podcast.
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong is a highly-acclaimed collection of essays that uses Hong’s own story as the daughter of Korean immigrants to examine racialized consciousness in America. Visit: Cathy Park Hong’s website.
- Unlearn ideas like the “model minority” myth, recognizing that the Asian-American identity is not a monolith.
- Understand the history of anti-Asian discrimination in the United States.
- Engage in discussion. Talk to a friend or family member about anti-Asian discrimination and how it is a shared issue that we must confront.
- Read articles about how this tragedy is impacting our Asian-American communities here in Philadelphia.
- Make plans to attend screenings at the 2021 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (coming in November) to educate yourself about perspectives and stories from the Asian American community.