Diversity Resources 
Bibliography of  

Diversity Resources



1. Designing & Implementing Successful Diversity Programs .

Baytos, Lawrence M. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1995.


Co-published with the Society for Human Resource Management. Nationwide, corporate human resource managers list diversity management as one of their top three priorities for the 1990s. This cutting-edge guide, with its wealth of ideas, techniques, action items, plans, and a complete case study, gives managers an understanding of the new complexity of the workforce and enables them to create and implement programs that get the best from employees. Complete guidelines are given for a diversity process, including research strategies, converting those strategies into action plans, and organizing for sustained management commitment. Methods are included for enhancing affirmative action, integrating diversity and work/family initiatives, testing career mobility systems, and much more.

2. Dismantling Racism: The Continuing Challenge To White America .

Barndt, Joseph. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 1991.


Addresses the issues facing white Americans of dismantling and deconstructing racist privilege. Clarifying a number of important issues, from personal to institutional to cultural racism, Brandt also addresses racism in the church. Recommended to anyone working in the field of social justice and social diversity as well as those trying to understand what the issues and roles of white Americans are concerning race and racism. Non-threatening, it does not attack or try to promote guilt, but does call for some critical thinking and evaluation.

3. Diverse Teams at Work: Capitalizing on the Powers of Diversity.

Gardenswartz, Lee and Rowe, Anita .Irwin Professional Publishers, 1995.


Showing how to manage many differences inherent to today's teams, this book provides an analysis of the primary dimensions of diversity and how they shape expectations and team behavior; guidelines for building relationships across diversity lines; and key tips for resolving conflicts, solving problems and making decisions as a highly diverse group.

4. Enter the River: Healing Steps from White Privilege Toward Racial

Reconciliation . Shearer, Jody Miller. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1994.

5. Racial Healing: Confronting the Fear Between Blacks & Whites .

Dalton, Harlon L. New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group. Inc., 1995.


"A careful, utterly candid, and engrossing analysis…To anyone deeply concerned about black-white relations in America…Dalton deserves a high-five—and a thorough read."— Christian Science Monitor.

6. Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys . Kindlon, Dan, Ph.D. and

Thompson, Michael, Ph.D. New York: The Ballentine Publishing Group, 1999.


Two of the country's leading child psychologists share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting--sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Kindlon and Thompson set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they're not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that "cool" equals macho strength and stoicism. Cutting through outdated theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," the authors shed light on the destructive emotional training our boys receive--the emotional miseducation of boys. Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. They identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy--giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth.

Featuring a reader’s companion…. "Brilliant…required reading for anyone raising—or educating—a boy." -- The Washington Post.

7. Teaching Diversity and Social Justice: A Sourcebook for Teachers and

Trainers . Adams, Maurrrianne, et al .. Routledge, 1997.


This book provides an excellent resource for educators, trainers, group facilitators, HR professionals and anyone working with teams! The book details workshop outlines, activities, and learning theories in a very accessible format. Recommended to anyone working with diverse teams and communities in any educational or training environment.

8. Teaching Diversity: Listening to the Soul, Speaking from the Heart.

Gallos, Joan V., Ramsey, V. Jean, et al. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 1997.


Teaching Diversity brings together the voices and collective experience of 17 management educators currently engaged in diversity teaching and learning from a wide range of experience and preparation. Each contributor renders a heart-felt account of their feelings and experiences in training tomorrow's leaders to value diversity.

9. Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach.

Derman-Sparks, Louise and Phillips, Carol Brunson . New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 1997.


An anecdotal study outlines the prospect of more open and harmonious relations between African Americans and whites that explains the importance of up-front communication and risk taking. Anti-racism education is not an end in itself but rather the beginning of a new approach to thinking, feeling and acting.

10. The Color of Faith: Building Community in a Multicultural Society . Matsuoka, Fumitaka. Cleveland, OH: United Church Press, 1998.


Provides a theological perspective on racial and ethnic plurality by exploring such issues as alienation across shifting race lines, race and justice; the interworkings of race, class, and culture; and signs of hope amid an enduring culture of opposition. Interdisciplinary in its approach, this is a constructive theological work that reflects on the role Christian faith communities play in a multiracial society and forges a new vision of human relatedness and community building.

11. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice .

Kivel, Paul. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 1996.


Can white people work for racial justice? Kivel's tells average readers how to intervene against racism in situations where it's usually encountered: at work, in public, and on the home front. It's easy not to get involved in massive political stances; but hard to ignore the practical advice and examples here, which share stories and advice on how to fight racism at home. An outstanding book on human rights in North America.

12. White Awareness. Katz, Judith H. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1978.


A handbook for anti-racism training. While this book is 20+ years old, Katz offers a useful resource to examine various aspects of racism. I use this book with college students in an introductory course on "race, class, and gender" and the students find the exercises useful in beginning to explore many issues.

13. Working Together: Producing Synergy by Honoring Diversity .

Arrien, Angeles. Pleasanton, CA: New Leaders Press, 1998. Writings of Mikhail Gorbachev, John O’Neil, Riane Eisler, Norman Lear, B. J. Hately and Warren Schmidt, and fifteen others.



1. Diversity Beyond the Golden Rule.

Anthony P. Carnevale and Susan C. Stone. In this article Workforce Diversity Organization Cultures.


"What are the management – level issues involved in corporate diversity initiatives? An exploration of the theory and practices of diversity can help us understand why it is an important leadership issue."

2. Diversity: The Fourth Dimension.

Charles Smith, M.S.W.


  • Creating Reality
  • Changing the reality with individuals and families.
  • Changing the community reality.
  • Changing the Organization’s reality

3. Is Diversity Working?

Robert J. Grossman.


"Diversity is the latest tool in the evolving world or race relations, but is it the best?"

4. Making Differences Matter: A New Paradigm for Managing Diversity.

David A. Thomas and Robin J. Ely. Harvard Business Review.


What it takes for organizations to reap the real and full benefits of a diverse workforce. A radical new understanding of the term, "for starters."

5. Race in the Workplace.

Robert J. Grossman..


"The nation’s workplaces still struggle to become colorblind."

6. The Practice of Honoring Diversity .

Lee Mun Wah. Oakland, CA: Stir Fry Seminars & Consulting, 1997. (Note: Copies of this short article are on hand at the Lane County Diversity Analyst’s office.)


A guide of practical ways to practice diversity promoting exercises and techniques at meetings and in the workplace.

7. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Peggy McIntosh . This essay is excerpted from Working Paper 189. "White and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women Studies" (1998).


"I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group."


1. Affirmative Action: What You Need to Know?

Charlene Marmer Solomon.


"Thirty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act – which established affirmative action – a debate rages over its continued necessity. HR must know the facts and implications of the debate so it can maintain and manage the diverse work force needed to compete in today’s market."

2. Are White Males Being Left Out?

Charlene Marmer Solomon.


"If diversity programs are as effective as they should be, white males should benefit as much as women and minorities. Why then do they feel so left out?"

3. Corporate Culture vs. Ethnic Culture.

Jeffrey Goldstein, PHD, and Marjorie Leopold.


"Don’t avoid the issue of diversity in the workplace. Bring it out in the open and talk about it."

4. Corporate Response to Work Force Diversity.

Charlene Marmer Solomon.


"Any progressive companies want every employee to receive some type of diversity training or orientation, such as about glass ceiling and stereotypes".

5. Kinney Narrows the Gender Gap.

Jennifer J. Laabs.


"A gender – awareness program has enable Kinney Shoe Corp. to better integrate men’s and women’s work and communication styles into the organization, thereby strengthening its competitive advantage".

VIDEO TAPES               


Behavior Tapes:

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention-Prevention, Volume I
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention-Therapy

Communication Tapes:

  • Communication I
  • Listening-communicating non-defensively
  • The Power of Listening

Cultural Tapes:

  • Blue-Eyed
  • Ethno-Cultural, Tape 1
  • Ethno-Cultural, Tape 2
  • Racial Differences in America – Prime Time Live

Management & Supervisory Tapes:

  • Wealth Innovation & Diversity
  • The Abilene Paradox
  • Best of CMR
  • Increasing Human Effectiveness
  • Introduction to Supervision
  • Meetings, Bloody Meetings
  • Productivity I
  • Power of Excellence
  • Total Quality Management

Presentation Tapes:

  • Effective Public Speaking – Audio tape

Sexual Harassment Tapes:

  • Shades of Gray – Tape 1
  • Shades of Gray – Tape 2
  • Shades of Gray – Tape 3
  • Shades of Gray – Tape 4
  • Shades of Gray – Tape 5
  • Power Pinch