Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arkansas Libraries

This library guide aims to provide diversity resources and services to students, faculty, and library staff.

Do you want to be an ally but have a hard time figuring out where to start? Luckily, there are so many resources out there to get started. Robin DiAngelo, diversity consultant and author, spoke to the American Libraries Association recently on counterproductive reactions to assumptions about race and inequality. This video and her book are excellent places to start your research.

Books from the Diversity Collection on Allyship

What does it mean to be white? : developing white racial literacy / Robin DiAngelo
White fragility : why it's so hard for White people to talk about racism / Robin DiAngelo
Backlash : what happens when we talk honestly about racism in America / George Yancy ; foreword by Cornel West
So you want to talk about race [electronic resource] / Ijeoma Oluo
American Islamophobia [electronic resource] : understanding the roots and rise of fear / Khaled A. Beydoun
Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race / Reni Eddo-Lodge
Blindspot : hidden biases of good people / Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

Resources Available Online on Antiracism during COVID-19 closures

A pedagogy of anticapitalist antiracism : whiteness, neoliberalism, and resistance in education / Zachary A. Casey
Transpacific antiracism [electronic resource] : Afro-Asian solidarity in twentieth-century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa / Yuichiro Onishi
Exploring the emotions of white racism and antiracism [electronic resource] / by Lisa Spanierman
Race and antiracism in black British and British Asian literature [electronic resource] / Dave Gunning
Race, racialization, and antiracism in Canada and beyond [electronic resource] / edited by Genevieve Fuji Johnson and Randy Enomoto.
Race on the brain [electronic resource] : what implicit bias gets wrong about the struggle for racial justice / Jonathan Kahn
Unveiling whiteness in the twenty-first century : global manifestations, transdisciplinary interventions / edited by Veronica Watson, Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Lisa Spanierman
The night Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union : a transatlantic story of antiracial protest / Stephen Tuck ; with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr
White race discourse [electronic resource] : preserving racial privilege in a post-racial society / John D. Foster
Blinded by sight : seeing race through the eyes of the blind / Osagie K. Obasogie
Color conscious : the political morality of race / K. Anthony Appiah and Amy Gutmann
The intersections of whiteness [electronic resource] / [edited by] Evangelia Kindinger and Mark Schmitt
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Being an Ally

Antiracism Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an antiracist and Stamped from the beginningwrote this antiracism reading list for the New York Times in May 2019.

Books that are included in this reading list that are available from the University of Arkansas Libraries are linked below, with Kendi's comments. Where possible, eBook versions of the titles have been highlighted to encourage access during library closures due to COVID-19.