DAP’s Diversity & Inclusion Resource List

Sep 21, 2017

Ever wonder what the DAP staff reads to stay current on D&I issues? Check out this Resource List, compiled by Kenneth Pruitt, Director of Diversity Training, and our staff.




Code Switch: NPR produces this podcast that explores race through a candid, intersectional lens that escapes the black/white binary often placed on these conversations. Really helpful for context around current national stories related to race.

We Live Here: This local podcast from St. Louis Public Radio does an excellent job of contextualizing broad social issues through stories of real St. Louisans. DAP’s Listen. Talk. Learn: Responding to White Supremacy was featured in the September 5th episode.

Conversations With People Who Hate Me: Writer, videographer, and performer Dylan Marron takes hateful conversations online and turns them into productive conversations offline. Really meaningful, real, and moving podcast that models how to navigate difficult conversations.

On One with Angela Rye:  This show (while new) deals with current events important to many of us. She always has a guest speaker shedding light on topics that make you feel like you are getting the inside scoop.




Wear Your Voice Mag: An intersectional feminist magazine centering the voices of black and brown queer women, femmes, trans and non-binary people. A beautifully curated journal publishing work from a breadth of perspectives. Great resource to hear perspectives on race, sexuality, gender, politics, and protest that don’t find their way into mainstream media.  


Ferguson’s Fault Lines: Kimberly Norwood joins a host of others in painting a clearly focused picture of the historical and present systemic and institutional injustices and resilient racism piled on people of color. Ferguson enlarged is the United States of America.


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America:

Richard Rothstein did outstanding research to support his very true statement that laws and policies passed by local, state, and the federal governments actually promoted discrimination against African Americans and purposely segregated towns and cities by race. Some of the same practices still exist.


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: Beverly Daniel Tatum truly breaks a really difficult topic down into understandable terms that are easy to read and understand. She supposedly has an update coming out soon.


Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays From a Nervous System: From Sonya Huber, this is a raw, thoughtful, deeply personal, and honest essay collection that unpacks issues surrounding disability—both hidden and not—ableism, chronic illness, and the role socioeconomic status plays in impacting access to support and wellness.  




An opinion piece in the New York Times on August 29 recommended disallowing white supremacist and white nationalist groups from receiving federal tax exemption status.


At a recent meeting, the St. Louis School Board recommended this brief history of St. Louis public schools from the Washington Post.


Deloitte surprised many by dropping its employee resource groups in favor of diversity groups that do not represent an affinity for any particular identity.


Scott Lilienfeld, a researcher in psychology at Emory University, is causing controversy by calling into question the connection between microaggressions and poor mental health. You can find his article, “Microaggressions: Strong Claims, Inadequate Evidence” by going through your local library or university.




Whose Streets?: Many of us on staff have appreciated the poignant perspectives in Whose Streets?, a documentary about Ferguson and our region during and after the death of Michael Brown.


13th: By award-winning director Ava DuVernay (Selma, forthcoming A Wrinkle In Time), this documentary explores mass incarceration in the United States, especially its contemporary echoes with the institution of slavery.