Racial Justice Resource Guide

for Executives, Human Resource Leaders and their Employees

MichBusiness has always been a platform for dialogue and education. This guide was created to link together resources to help remove racial barriers and to spark conversation. Inside you will find relevant books, articles and information on creating a deepened understanding.

RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCE GUIDE (10 downloads)

This organization is not endorsing any third party opinions, resources or political agendas. The intent of this document is to create conversations around racial tensions, diversity, equity and inclusion. This is not meant for a political platform.

Sponsors

WORLD TRUST Social Justice & Equity Movement Building

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Racial Equality Institute

July 14, 2020/by Lora Wild

Race Forward

July 14, 2020/by Lora Wild

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

So You Want to Talk About Race

by Ijeoma Oluo
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Me and White Supremacy

by Layla F. Saad
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

How To Be An Antiracist

by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Seeing White

hosted by John Biewen
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Pod For The Cause

from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Momentum: A Race Forward

Podcast Co­hosted by Chevon and Hiba
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Intersectionality Matters!

hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

About Race

by Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

1619

by New York Times
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion

by Peggy McIntosh at TEDx Timberlane Schools
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

The Key to Inclusive Leadership

by Juliet Bourke and Andrea Espedido, Harvard Business Review
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Take 5: Tips for Widening—and Improving—Your Candidate Pool

Based on the Research of Lauren Rivera, Paola Sapienza, J. Keith Murnighan, Michael J. Mazzeo, Efraim Benmelech, Carola Frydman, and Nicola Persico, Kellogg Insight
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Practical Tips: How CEOs And Directors Can Lead On Racial Injustice

by Matthew Scott, Chief Executive
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Overhear an inappropriate or potentially harassing comment?

By Equality Institute
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

How to strengthen inclusive leadership in times of crisis

by Karyn Twaronite, Ernst & Young
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Here’s How Business Leaders Are Responding to the George Floyd Protests

by Frances Dodds, Entrepreneur
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

by Sundiatu Dixon­Fyle, Vivian Hunt, DBE, Kevin Dolan and Sara Prince
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

5 Things Inclusive Leaders Do Differently

by Lauren Romansky, Gartner
July 10, 2020/by Lora Wild

The Diversity and Inclusion Handbook

by Lever
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond: Undoing Racism Workshops

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

National Diversity Council

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

LinkedIn Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Illustrating Equality VS Equity (IISC)

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

G2 Diversity and Inclusion Learning Hub

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Diversity Resources and Training

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Advancing the Mission: Tools for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

From The Annie E. Casey Foundation
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Raising Our Hands

by Jenna Arnold
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

#RaceAnd

Video Series by Race Forward
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism

by Laura Morgan Roberts and Ella F. Washington, Harvard Business Review
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Restructure Your Organization to Actually Advance Racial Justice

by Evelyn R. Carter, Harvard Business Review
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Craft the Perfect Diversity Statement for Your Organization

by Derek Doeing, G2
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

How to Develop a Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

by SHRM
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

How to Begin Talking About Race in the Workplace

by Knowledge@Wharton
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Blind hiring – stripping out bias

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Advancing Equity in Times of Unrest

by Lauren Romansky, Gartner
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Adapt Your D&I Efforts to the Reality of the Crisis

by Lily Zheng, Harvard Business Review
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

7 Practical Ways to Reduce Bias in Your Hiring Process

by Rebecca Knight, HBR
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace

by Kathy Gurchiek, SHRM
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

5 Things Well-Meaning People Say That Actually Harm Black People

by Kelly Gonsalves, Mind Body Green
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

5 Must-­Do’s for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions

by Maxwell Huppert
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

WORLD TRUST Social Justice & Equity Movement Building

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Racial Equality Institute

July 14, 2020/by Lora Wild

Race Forward

July 14, 2020/by Lora Wild

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

So You Want to Talk About Race

by Ijeoma Oluo
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Me and White Supremacy

by Layla F. Saad
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

How To Be An Antiracist

by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Seeing White

hosted by John Biewen
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Momentum: A Race Forward

Podcast Co­hosted by Chevon and Hiba
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Intersectionality Matters!

hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

About Race

by Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

1619

by New York Times
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion

by Peggy McIntosh at TEDx Timberlane Schools
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Discussion guides on understanding your blindspots

From CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Antiracismforbeginners.com

by Tiffany Bowden, PhD
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

2500+ resources that can help you create change in your community.

July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: Books for Children and Young adults

July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Black Feminist Thought

by Patricia Hill Collins
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Integrated Schools podcast episode “Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey”

July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Talking About Race

TED Talk by Jay Smooth
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

by Katrina Michie, Pretty Good
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

The Journey of the Ally

by Chair Wally Schmader
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Talking about racial inequality at work is difficult—here are tips to do it thoughtfully

by Jennifer Liu
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Teaching Your Child About Black History Month

by Nefertiti Austin, PBS
July 15, 2020/by Lora Wild

Seeing White

hosted by John Biewen
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Momentum: A Race Forward

Podcast Co­hosted by Chevon and Hiba
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Intersectionality Matters!

hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

About Race

by Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby
July 13, 2020/by Lora Wild

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Consulting

Denise Barreto

Managing Partner
Relationships Matter Now
708-917-7696
denise@relationshipsmatternow.com
https://www.relationshipsmatternow.com

Sandy Harvey

President & CEO
Exodus Consulting Group, LLC
833-939-6387
www.exodusconsultinggroup.com

Devin Hughes

Chief Innovation Officer/Founder
Devin C. Hughes, Inc.
888-964-1113
devin@devinchughes.com
www.devinchughes.com

Cultures Connecting

206-353-2831
www.culturesconnecting.com

Community Connection Consulting

206-607-6772
www.cconnectconsult.com

RESOURCE GROUPS

ACLU Massachusetts

The ACLU of Massachusetts—a private, nonpartisan organization with more than 82,000 supporters across the Commonwealth and over 100,000 online activists—is a state affiliate of the national ACLU. We defend the principles enshrined in the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, as well as the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

ACLU Michigan

The ACLU of Michigan’s mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees to new areas through all the tools at our disposal: public education, advocacy, organizing, and litigation.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

ACLU San Diego

To protect and expand fairness, equity and freedom through community engagement, building power, policy advocacy, and impact litigation.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Activist San Diego

To protect and expand fairness, equity and freedom through community engagement, building power, policy advocacy, and impact litigation.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

AFL­-CIO

The American Federation of Labor­Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL­CIO) is the voluntary federation of America’s unions, representing more than 13 million working women and men nationwide.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Alliance for Justice

The Alliance for Justice is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women’s, children’s and consumer advocacy organizations.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Alliance for Social Justice

Alliance for Social Justice is a non­partisan, not for profit 501c(3) grassroots organization designed to guide, educate and empower the youth in our diverse communities. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, “no state shall...deny to ANY PERSON within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” We are dedicated to improving the lives of others by working with community organizations, faith and business leaders, elected officials and professionals.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity

The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity is the association of professionals managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other human resource programs.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

American Bar Association (ABA)

The ABA fulfills their role by: raising and addressing often complex and difficult civil rights and civil liberties issues in a changing and diverse society; and ensuring that protection of individual rights remains a focus of legal and policy decisions.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Anti­-Defamation League

The Lawyers Division is a group of prominent New York lawyers, committed to realization of the objectives and policy goals of the ADL. Our mission is as follows: To stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Center for the Healing of Racism

Our Mission is to facilitate the healing of racism through education and dialogue in a safe and supportive environment, in order to empower individuals and transform communities.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Chicago Justice Project

Chicago Justice Project is the fuel for justice throughout Chicago’s many communities. We empower reform by analyzing and presenting criminal justice data and driving transparency. Our work creating targeted advocacy campaigns and innovative data stimulates change based on real evidence.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training

The Mission of Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training is to dismantle systemic racism and build antiracist multicultural diversity within institutions and communities implemented primarily by training institutional transformation teams.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Government Alliance on Race & Equity

Founded in 2002, CSI’s mission is to catalyze community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. We craft and apply strategies and tools to transform our nation’s policies, practices, and institutions, in order to achieve racial equity.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

We believe that all voices are vital to our region’s future. We promote equity and embrace the diversity of individuals, ideas and expressions. We are committed to learning from our partners and leading by example.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Greater Milwaukee Synod

Synod Assembly, voting members created the Anti­Racism Team, charged with working on racial and diversity training because of growing polarization between white persons and people of color, and the rise of hate­-based crime and speech in the synod territory. In 2003 the voting members voted to call the Anti­Racism Team to serve as a resource to help congregations begin to lift up cross­-cultural and diversity concerns as well as to promote anti­racism training for synod rostered leaders, staff and congregational members.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Heart of West Michigan United Way

At Heart of West Michigan United Way, we unite community resources to invest in solutions that reduce poverty in West Michigan. Our staff, volunteers, donors, and agency partners are committed to creating lasting, sustainable changes that transform lives and build a thriving community for us all.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Committee’s major objective is to use the skills and resources of the bar to obtain equal opportunity for minorities by addressing factors that contribute to racial justice and economic opportunity. Given our nation’s history of racial discrimination, de jure segregation, and the de facto inequities that persist, the Lawyers’ Committee’s primary focus is to represent the interest of African Americans in particular, other racial and ethnic minorities, and other victims of discrimination, where doing so can help to secure justice for all racial and ethnic minorities.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/Leadership Conference Education Fund

Civilrights.org’s mission is to empower the civil rights community to lead the fight for equality and social justice in the emerging digital society through the establishment of an online social justice network. Civilrights.org leverages communications technologies to create an online society committed to the continued pursuit of equality and fostering greater understanding and mutual respect for difference.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Michigan Associate For Justice

The Mission of the Michigan Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system. We aim to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in Michigan’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Michigan Diversity Council

The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) is committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow and leverage their knowledge of diversity. Through a variety of events and programs, the MIDC serves as the premier resource for diversity best practices and leadership development in the state of Michigan.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Michigan Roundtable For Diversity Inclusion

Serving as a catalyst for change, we develop, organize and empower individuals and communities to advance equity and opportunity for all.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

NAACP

The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities. Membership, the lifeblood of the Association, is open to anyone believing in the basic tenets of the NAACP.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

For more than half a century, LDF has used the law as a powerful tool to pry open doors of opportunity long closed to African Americans, other people of color, women, and the poor.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

National Civic League

The National Civic League (NCL) is a 107-­year-­old non­profit, non­partisan organization dedicated to strengthening citizen democracy by transforming democratic institutions.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

National Urban League

The National Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-­based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Native American Rights Fund

The Native American Rights Fund mission is the preservation of tribal existence, the protection of tribal natural resources, the promotion of human rights, the accountability of governments, the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Neighborhood Funders Group

Our staff and board are former and current grant makers, organizers, and advocates bringing funders together to support racial, economic, gender, and climate justice movements.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Project Equality

Project Equality Inc. is a national program sponsored by religious, non­profit and for­-profit organizations, to assist employers to achieve equal employment opportunities for all people.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

The National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multiracial, multi-­issue, international membership organization founded by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. We’re working to move the nation and the world toward social, racial and economic justice. From our national headquarters in Chicago and a bureau in Washington, D.C., we’re uniting people of diverse ethnic, religious, economic and political backgrounds to make America’s promise of “liberty and justice for all” a reality.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism

The Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome addresses structural racism in the city of Santa Cruz, California by working to systematically transform the city’s public institutions to promote equal treatment for the city’s residents. To train, equip and support community members and institutions to effectively work toward racial equity.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Society For History And Racial Equity

SHARE has a dual mission of educating the community on the importance of our region’s African American heritage and fostering connections and conversations on race and providing awareness of racism and the broad societal benefits of its elimination. We engage in the research and documentation of the history of African American’s in Kalamazoo as well as acting as a clearinghouse for information on activities and services in our region that center on racial equity.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

SURJ Boston

SURJ Boston is a local chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice, a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi­racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Tahirih Justice Center

We engage in national and local policy advocacy, elevating our clients’ voices and transforming laws and policies to foster lasting social change.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance webinars offer helpful guidance and great ideas from our experienced teaching and learning specialists and from innovative educators in the Teaching Tolerance community. Watch these FREE on-­demand webinars at your own pace and share them with colleagues!
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

The Action Network

The Racial Justice Action Center (RJAC) builds the grassroots leadership, power, and capacity of marginalized communities to win political, economic, and social transformation in the Atlanta Metro Area. We engage in Transformative Organizing which includes intensive leadership development, strategic campaigns, policy advocacy, and movement building in order to advance a vision of a radically restructured society where justice exists for all people.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

The Ben Marion Institute for Social Justice, Inc.

The Ben Marion Institute For Social Justice, Inc. seeks to promote behaviors that encourage an inclusive society where individuals and groups embrace differences and value kindness, empathy, fairness, compassion and authenticity.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

The East Oakland Collective

The East Oakland Collective is a member-­based community organizing group invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity. With programming in civic engagement and leadership, economic empowerment and homeless services and solutions, we help amplify underserved communities from the ground up. We are committed to driving impact in the landscape, politics and economic climate of deep East Oakland.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

The Urban Institute

The Urban Institute is a non­profit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Established as an independent, bipartisan, fact-­finding federal agency, and created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the mission of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. We pursue this mission by studying alleged deprivations of voting rights and alleged discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. We play a vital role in advancing civil rights through objective and comprehensive investigation, research, and analysis on issues of fundamental concern to the federal government and the public.
July 21, 2020/by Lora Wild