Suffolk University recognizes that the act of leading change toward diversity is an area of expertise with its own knowledge base and professional practitioners. We have curated a list of selected resources for those who would like elevate diversity, equity, and inclusion as a priority—personally and for the University community.
“Learning to speak up about diversity is uncomfortable — but it’s critical for leaders who want to build inclusive workplaces.”
“Workplace diversity connotes just what we think it does–having a workplace that represents different types of people and backgrounds.”
Competition in the financial sector to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace has come from a variety of sources, and many companies are rising to the challenge in different ways.
“By bringing diversity and inclusion to the forefront, even the most traditional organizations can enhance the design and implementation of social solutions.”
“Diversity isn’t just a moral issue. There is a business case that can be made for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”
“Cultivating a diverse professional culture is a complex and worthy pursuit. Diverse cultures position employees to thrive individually and to bring out the best in each other”
“In an increasingly globalized, hyper-connected and multi-cultural society, organizations should be thinking about how to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion (D&I) all the time. Strengthening D&I will, in turn, support business transformation and make organizations–both large and small–more competitive in a digital and diverse world.”
Banaji, Mahzarin R., and Anthony G. Greenwald. Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People. Bantam, 2016.
DiAngelo, Robin J. White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. Allen Lane, an Imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.
Dyson, Michael Eric. What Truth Sounds like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation about Race in America. St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Fleming, Crystal Marie. How to Be Less Stupid about Race. Beacon Press, 2018.
Frost, Stephen, and Raafi-Karim Alidina. Building an Inclusive Organization: Leveraging the Power of a Diverse Workforce. Kogan Page Limited, 2019.
Monroe, D. Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Nelson, Sophia. E PLURIBUS ONE: Reclaiming Our Founders' Vision for a United America. CENTER ST, 2018.
Plummer, Deborah. SOME OF MY FRIENDS ARE: the Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships. BEACON, 2020.
Tatum, Beverly Daniel. "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": and Other Conversations about Race. Basic Books, 2017.