Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Equity Toolkit

This toolkit is a collection of resources for faculty and staff. As a campus leader, these resources will give you the information you need to better understand UToledo’s dedication to anti-racism and demonstrate the opportunities for growth and change that surround our diverse and inclusive institution.

Syllabi Inclusive Classroom Statement

In this class, we will work together to develop a learning community that is inclusive and respectful. Our diversity may be reflected by differences in race, culture, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socioeconomic background, and a myriad of other social identities and life experiences. We will encourage and appreciate expressions of different ideas, opinions, and beliefs so that conversations and interactions that could potentially be divisive turn, instead, into opportunities for intellectual and personal development.

The list of resources below will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back in the coming weeks.

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103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack
AAUP: Eight Actions to Reduce Racism in College Classrooms by Shaun R. Harper and Charles H. F. Davis III 
"American Racial Contract is Killing Us" by Adam Sewer
Cases of Racism on College Campus:  How to Deal With That
Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation on Activists) 
Frameworks for Whites Receiving and Responding to Feedback on Racism (handout from Robin DiAngelo)
How White Parents Can Talk to Their Kids About Race NPR 
"Mom, Why Don't You have Any Black Friends?" by Michelle Silverthorn 
"My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" by Jose Antonio Vargas 
Teaching Your Child About Black History Month PBS 
Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott, PhD 
The 1619 Project (all the articles) 
The Combahee River Collective Statement 
"The Intersectionality Wars" by Jane Coaston 
"Where do I donate?  Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?" by Courtney Martin 
"White Privilege:  Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh 
"Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?"  by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race:  Resource Roundup for Pretty Good  
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1619 (New York Times)  
About Race
Code Switch with NPR  
Fare of the Free Child podcast
Integrated Schools podcast episode "Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey"  
Intersectionality Matters with Kimberlé Crenshaw
Momentum:  A Race Forward Podcast 
Parenting Forward podcast episode "Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt" 
Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference o Civil & Human Rights)  
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
Seeing White   
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13th by Ava DuVernay 
An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter
A Conversation with Black Women on Race 
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives:  Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)
Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses "White Fragility" (1:23:30) 
"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion"  Peggy McIntosh at TEDx Timberlane Schools (18:26)
Seeing White Fragility by RISE District
Turn Performative Wokeness Into Allyship 
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American son (Kenny Leon) - Netflix  
Black Power Mixtape: 1967 - 1975 - Available to rent
Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) - Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent 
Clemency (Chinonye Chukwa) - Available to rent
Dear White People (Justin Simien) - Netflix  
Fruivale Station (Ryan Coogler) - Available to rent
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) - Available to rent or on Kanopy  
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) - Hulu
Just Mercy (Destine Daniel Cretton) - Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.  
King In the Wilderness - HBO
Moonlight by Barry Jenkins - NetFlix
See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) - Netflix
Selma (Ava DuVernay) - Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution - Available to rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) - Available to rent for free
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) - Netflix
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31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance 
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners:  book for children and young adults 
Eloquent Rage:  A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
Heavy:  An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon 
How To Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
Invisible No More:  Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 
Me and White Supremacy:  Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold  
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde  
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison  
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow:  mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The Next American Revolution:  Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Bridge Called My Back:  Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie Moraga 
When Affirmative Action Was White:  An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
White Fragility:  Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo  
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?  by Beverly Daniel Tatum
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Antiracism Center: Twitter  
Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
Black Women's Blueprint:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook  
Color of Change:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
Colorlines:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
The Conscious Kid:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
Equal Justice Initiative (EIJ):  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook  
Families Belong Together:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
Justice League NYC:  Twitter | Instagram | + Gathering for Justice:   Twitter | Instagram
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL):  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
MPowerChange:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
Muslim Girl:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
National Domestic Workers Alliance:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
RAICES:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ):  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
SisterSong:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
United We Dream:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 
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75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice 
Anti-Racism Project
Jenna Arnold's Resources (books and people to follow) 
Rachel Ricketts' Anti-racism Resources
Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism
Save the Tears:  White Woman's Guide by Tatiana Mac
Showing Up for Racial Justice's Educational Toolkits 
The [White] Shift on Instagram
"Why is this happening?" - an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie 
Zinn Education Project's Teaching Materials
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Last Updated: 6/27/22