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Diversity & Inclusion: Understanding the Issues

TED Talks

Alice Goffman: How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison

Bryan Stevenson:  We Need to Talk About an Injustice

Published by TEDTalks


White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

White Privilege:  Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Abstract:  Provides insights on the existence of privileges for the white population in academes. Daily effects of white privilege; Factors that shape white privilege; Types of privileges; Association of strength and power with privilege.

Citation:  McIntosh, P. (1990). White privilege: unpacking the invisible knapsack. Independent School, 49, 31.


At the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester, there were a series of book discussions on campus for the following two books.  If you were unable to attend the discussions but are interesting in checking out the books the campus community used to discuss racial issues, you can find them in the Musselman Library Catalog below.  

Finding Myself in the Story of Race - A TEDx Talk with Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White

Published by TEDx Fenway

Further Searching

For resources and information about LGBTQ diversity, please visit the LGBTQ Research Guide.  

If you have any further questions about finding more resources in the library's available databases, please stop by the Research Help Desk!

Recommended Readings on Racial Issues

For similar resources found in Musselman Library, use the search terms:
United States -- Race relations
Racism -- United States -- History
Oppression (Psychology)

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