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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Research Guide

A research guide highlighting library resources useful for research into diversity issues.

Reading Lists by Topic

Antiracism
All of us at the UMD Libraries join in solidarity with campus and community members who are saddened and angered by the brutal killing of George Floyd and other Black people by the police. We join with those who rise up to protest these injustices and who hope to counter Anti-Black racism and other damaging ideologies and systems that dehumanize and oppress people. We affirm the importance of our work together as a higher education community, of creating new knowledge and learning from one another, and doing all we can to create a better society, free from violence, hate, and fear.

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Black Lives Matter: 80 Years of Black Americans’ Public Opinion and How the U.S. Public Views Black America - a historical overview provided by Roper Center For Public Opinion Research 

Check the following resources for:
  • Teaching - Antiracist Resources compiled by the Modern Language Association (MLA). The website includes historical background on antiracism, theory, assignments and activities, teaching practice, and actions to challenge white supremacy. 
  • Further exploration
  • Going Deeper - It's a dynamic document of articles, guides, books, videos, and images on racism, white privilege, allyship, Black Lives Matter, police violence, incarceration, and more related topics.
Have a suggestion for purchase?

Let us know if you have suggestions for additional resources to be added to the UMD Libraries collections by filling out the Library Diversity Fund Form.

Books

These selected readings are based on the "An Antiracist Reading List" by Ibraham X. Kendi and include some background information and additional material for learning more about antiracism from different perspectives. Additional books from the UMD Libraries' collections are being added regularly. 

 

Biology

Ethnicity

Body

Culture

Behavior

Ableism and Disability

These selected readings include some background information and additional material for learning more about ableism, disability culture, and other disability issues.  Let us know if you have suggestions for additional resources by filling out the Library Diversity Fund Form.

Books
 
Articles
Bingo Card
Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces & Microaggressions
What is the Diversity Fund? 

The UMD Libraries Diversity Fund improves access to resources related to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity. We welcome your suggestions for purchasing materials to diversify our collections. All members of the UMD community may nominate materials for purchase using the Request for Purchase Form. Eligible items: One-time purchase with a fixed price.

Recent Purchases

Antiracism (June 2020)

30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act  (June 2020)

Black History Month (Feb. 2020)