Libraries, OIED Launch “DIY/DEI” Resource Series


NC State Libraries and the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity have launched a new “DIY/DEI” resource series in response to requests for curated DEI resources from the campus community. To build on the growing interest in DEI topics and demand for virtual resources, the collaboration will be an ongoing effort to help educate campus community members on timely subjects and topics of interest in a format that encourages flexible knowledge acquisition.

The first featured topic is antiracism, a term explored in depth in author and scholar Ibram X. Kendi’s 2019 book, How to be an Antiracist. The book leads a list of resources that also includes 26 other books, films, articles, podcasts, and links specially curated by Jai Jackson (OIED) and Emily Cox (Libraries). Future editions will involve additional contributors from both the Libraries and OIED.

Anti-racism is the practice of opposing racism in all manifestations while promoting racial tolerance. This issue of DIY/DEI focuses on anti-racism resources to help you go beyond the surface level to understand what anti-racism is in various aspects of society (including education). Within the various resources presented, you will gain opportunities for introspection and ideation for how you can work towards adopting an anti-racist mindset in your leadership, research, and everyday lives.


How to Be an AntiracistHow to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
“Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.”

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together inthe Cafeteria?Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum
“Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.”

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and Racial Inequalityin Contemporary AmericaRacism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and Racial Inequality in Contemporary America
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
“Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists document show, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for—and ultimately justify—racial inequalities.”