Living and Learning about Race Resource Guide 2020

As we continue to build out our educational and professional development opportunities for DEI, we want to share the following resource guide as a starting point for action and self-learning. This guide is by no means an exhaustive one, but a living document that we will continue to build upon.

This guide is by no means an exhaustive one, but a living document that we will continue to build upon in the weeks—months ahead. We are also very fortunate at Emory to have some of the most premiere scholars in the world who speak, teach, and cultivate knowledge on these issues. I would encourage you to think about enrolling in their courses this fall as learning and self-education is a life-long sojourn. We want to thank all of our network partners who helped to contribute to this guide, but particular thanks go to Nicole Ingram, director of programs and special initiatives for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, for her work here.

As you take this pilgrimage of self-discovery, reflection, and healing to develop salient ways to support the work of communal advocacy at Emory, may you be reassured that you do not take this journey alone—we are in this together—One Emory, Our Emory. We encourage you to develop networks in your school or academic unit, connect to and support the DEI committees in your respective spaces, or develop tangible goals that will allow you to support this work in your current professional roles at Emory. We appreciate your willingness to engage. Emory will be all the better for your willingness “to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service to humanity.” — Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, and Adviser to the President

Messages from Emory Leaders



The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has curated a list of resources that will foster education, self-awareness, relationships, engagement, and communication throughout the Emory community. As we continue to align with the One Emory Strategic Plan, ODEI works to create a sense of belonging and community spaces that encourage courageous dialogues for all.

Emory Campus Partners


  • An American Marriage – Tayari Jones*
  • Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America – George Yancy*
  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nahesi Coates=
  • Blindspot – Mahzam R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
  • Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudine Rankine
  • Critical Race Theory: The Writings that Formed the Movement – Kimberle Crenshaw, Neil Gotanda, Gary Peller, & Kendall Thomas
  • Fearless Dialogue: A New Movement for Justice – Gregory C. Ellison II*
  • How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
  • Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
  • Men We Reaped: A Memoir – Jesmyn Ward
  • The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
  • One Per, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy – Carol Anderson*
  • The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You – Annaliese Singh
  • Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness across the Disciplines – Kimberle Crenshaw
  • So You Want to Talk about Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  • Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Tradition – Jericho Brown*
  • Whistling Vivaldi – Claude M. Steele
  • White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
  • White Rage – Carol Anderson*
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race – Beverly Daniel Tatum

*Emory faculty






Audio and Video Resources
See our Podcast, Radio, and Videos page for additional digital resources and learning tools about race.