Dive Deeper

We have curated a list of books, podcasts, documentaries, and videos to help you further your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the United States, Minnesota, and on our campus.

Books

All of the books below are offered for free to the U of M community by the University Libraries. You may need to be logged into your UMN account to access.

How to be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Podcasts

Code Switch

Explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.

Still Processing

Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris make sense of the internet, trends, social issues and pop culture at large.

1619

Examines the long shadow of American slavery.

Pod Save The People

They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color.

Scene On Radio: Seeing White

Examines racial structures through the lens of oppressors. (Season 2)

Modern Minorities

Conversations about work and life through the lens of race and gender.

LGBTQ&A

Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world.

Making Gay History

Bringing the voices of LGBTQ history to life through intimate conversations.

Transcripts

From Tretter Transgender Oral History Project about how trans people are remaking the world.

Disability Visibility

Conversations on politics, culture, and media with disabled people.

Documentaries, Films, & Videos

This Free North

Celebrating the University of Minnesota's 50th Anniversary of the African American Studies program, This Free North reflects on the people and events that led to its formation as well as its connection to, and influence on, contemporary students.

UMN Students Stood Their Ground for Racial Justice in 1969

A short video about the 1969 Morrill Hall Takeover. The demonstration led to the creation of the university’s Afro-American Studies Department.

Asian Americans PBS Docuseries

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

Xenophobia in America: How we got here and what's at stake | Erika Lee

America is called a "nation of immigrants," but it is also a nation of xenophobia. Historian Erika Lee explores the deep roots of xenophobia in America, why it's such a big problem today, and what we can do about it.

The Try Guys: We Need To Talk About Anti-Asian Hate

Join Eugene from the Try Guys for an in-depth conversation about the complex, often untold story of the Asian American community, the unique struggles they face, and find out how you can help #StopAsianHate​.

Antisemitism Education

This video is part of the Antisemitism Education Initiative at UC Berkeley. This video charts the history of antisemitism from its origins until today.

13th

Examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

Disclosure

A Netflix documentary about how media and politics have shaped the public perception of the transgender community.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

A documentary about a summer camp for the disabled that fostered a sense of community and creativity that fed directly into the American disability rights movement in the 1970s.

Out North

Explores the untold past of Minnesota's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and celebrates the strides the state has made since the gay liberation movement began in the 1970s.

A Night at the Garden

This film transports you to 1939, when 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.

Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations

Explore the recent rise in antisemitism, which is increasing in ways not seen since the 1930s, in the U.S. and Europe, and hear firsthand accounts from victims, witnesses and others who have experienced it.

More Films or Documentaries to Stream or Rent

  • The Hate U Give, a film based on the YA novel offering an intimate portrait of race in America

  • Just Mercy, a film based on civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s work on death row in Alabama

  • I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary envisioning the book James Baldwin was never able to finish

  • Whose Streets?, a documentary about the uprising in Ferguson

  • Selma, a film that chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement

More Online Racial Equity Workshops

These online events, workshops, and webinars, curated by Eventbrite, will help you learn more and provide a platform for conversations on racial injustices and inequality.

Articles, Websites,& More

Race: Are We So Different?

This Science Museum of Minnesota exhibit and online resources examines our shared history and current reality.

A Campus Divided Online Exhibit

Progressives, anticommunists, racism, and antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942.

Take Action Against Anti-Asian Racism

Speak out against anti-Asian hate in your communities, demand better from our leaders, and don’t let systems divide us.

The Tretter Transgender Oral History Project Online Exhibit

This project documents the life stories and experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Mapping Prejudice

Visualizing the hidden histories of race and privilege in the urban landscape.

Gender-Neutral Pronouns 101: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know

From how to use them to their surprising history, here are answers to your most common questions about gender-neutral pronouns.

Disability Visibility Project

An online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Resources and lesson plans on Antisemitism and Holocaust denial.

When the 'Capitol Crawl' Dramatized the Need for Americans with Disabilities Act

The 1990 protest demonstrated the barriers that inaccessible buildings create for people with disabilities.

National Resources and Action Groups

Anti-Defamation League: Hate Uncycled

Model for Responding to Hate and Bias Incidents. The resources and programs prepare administrators, faculty, staff, students and campus police to become leaders in challenging bias in individuals and systems, working toward inclusion and instilling policies and practices for equity.

Project Implicit

Find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics.

Community Toolbox

Find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time.

Race-Class Academy

A guide to having powerful conversations with the people in your inner circle that moves everyone to action.

Teaching Tolerance

Free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.

Family Diversity Project

Creates traveling photo-text exhibits, books, and curriculum to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds.

Othering and Belonging

Investigates and challenges social cleavages and hierarchies based on differential power, privilege, and access to resources.

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