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Activism & Diversity

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been alive over this past year, he probably would have been dismayed by the state of race relations. He would undoubtedly see the epidemic of shootings of unarmed black men, the killing of nine church members by a white supremacist and the political rhetoric of intolerance as setbacks.

However, he probably would be pleased by the new wave of protests and activism in the streets and particularly on college campuses in response to these events. In the college campus protests at the University of Missouri, Princeton University and elsewhere the demands have included a call for diversity training for faculty, staff and students. offers many resources of instruction on diversity issues. Here are a few of them:

Driving Change Through Diversity and Globalization, by James A. Anderson and Ronald A. Crutcher, $22.45, (List Price: $24.95), Stylus Publishing, August 2008, ISBN: 9781579220990, pp. 208.

This book discusses the challenges university administrators face in an increasingly multicultural environment and the ways that diversity and inclusion contribute to the overall mission of universities. It offers examples for applying principles of diversity. Topics include shaping academic discussions about diversity, teaching strategies to engage and empower diverse students, and balancing the traditional curriculum with inclusion and diversity.

Race, Class, and Gender in a Diverse Society: A Text-Reader, by Diana Kendall, $98.70 (List Price: $161.40), Pearson Higher Education,  ISBN: 9780205198283, pp. 450.

This is a text-reader for college students that presents diverse perspectives on the intersections of race, class, and gender, as well as the inequalities that arise from them. The reader includes reprints of journal articles and chapters from recent books.

White Teachers / Diverse Classrooms, by Julie Landsman and Chance W. Lewis, $53.95, (List Price: $59.95), Stylus Publishing, January 5, 2006, ISBN: 9781579221461, pp. 256.

This book provides guidance on setting high expectations for students and helping them to achieve them. It discusses the perquisites of whiteness and teaches aspiring teachers to recognize and confront their own biases, institutional racism and stereotyping. The book also offers insights on adopting culturally relevant teaching, integrating diversity in the classroom and connecting with the community.

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