Towards a Culture of Inclusion – Resources
First Conversation on Race: Race in Our Community
October 14, 2020
Pittsburgh’s Inequality Across Gender and Race, a report of the City of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission (Howell, Goodkind, Jacobs, Branson, Miller)
City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission: Building an Equitable New Normal: Responding to the Crises of Racist Violence and COVID-19
Yes, Pittsburgh: it’s racism, by Junia Howell, lead author of Pittsburgh’s Inequality Across Gender and Race; Public Source, September 23, 2019
Pittsburgh Is the Worst City in America for Black People. Here’s How It Can Get Better, by Damon Young, Pittsburgher, author, and editor-in-chief of Very Smart Brothas
For Black Girls, School Discipline Doesn’t Always Look Like Justice, by Erica L. Green, Mark Walker and Eliza Shapiro, The New York Times, October 2, 2020
Discipline disparities between Black and White boys have driven reform efforts. But Black girls are arguably the most at-risk student groups.
The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, 2014
There are a number of popular books that touch on subjects raised in this session. Here’s a sample:
The Color of Law (Liveright, May 2017) by Richard Rothstein
In this book, Rothstein argues that segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Desmond, a MacArthur “genius award” recipient, follows eight families in Milwaukee, a city not unlike Pittsburgh, as they navigate housing in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods during the 2007-08 recession. 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander
Alexander, a former civil rights litigator, reveals how millions of African-Americans have been locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status.
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Wilkerson illuminates the unspoken system of human ranking in the United Stated and reveals how we are confronting the same divisions today that have dogged us for centuries.
PLDIC Leaders Webinar — As an Ally, How Can You Interrupt Racial Bias in the Workplace?
September 15, 2020
5 Things You Can Do to Be a Better Ally
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
The Authenticity Principle by Ritu Bhasin
Dismantling Racism Works Web Workbook
PLDIC Lawyers of Color Webinar — The Internalization of Racial Bias: What Happens in the Workplace
September 15, 2020
In conversation with Valerie Kinloch, Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Co-presented by City Theatre and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
September 10, 2020
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