Racism & Diversity Resources

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Racism & Diversity Resource Library

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The Sisters of Mercy Prayer for the Elimination of Racism


Catholic Health Care Association – Diversity & Health Disparities CHA and the Catholic health care ministry are committed to the importance of diversity — both in the workforce and in meeting the needs of diverse patients.

Centre for Intercultural Learning Canada’s largest provider of cross-cultural and international training services for internationally-assigned government and private sector personnel.

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative The Insight Center’s Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative is a national effort to address the wealth gap that leaves the average American family of color with only 16 cents for every dollar owned by the average white family.

Cross Cultural Health Care Program Nonprofit organization founded in 1992 whose mission is to help ensure underserved communities full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training An organization that does trainings and has many resources and tools on ending the institutionalized and systemic manifestation of racism.

Cultural Diversity in the Church The US Bishops Conference Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church pursues the goal of making diversity and its implications more recognized and understood among church leaders—clergy, religious, and laity. 

Institute for Racial Sobriety An organization which gives tools and presentations on learning where we have internalized racism and addressing it.

Intercultural Communication Institute The Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) is a nonprofit charity with the mission of fostering an awareness and appreciation of cultural difference in both the international and domestic arenas. ICI offers resources for intercultural, cross-cultural, multicultural, international, diversity training, and education.

Open Wide Our Hearts: the Enduring Call to Love —Pastoral Letter on Racism, US Catholic Bishops

Pew Research Center Tracking 50 years of demographic trends of race in America

Race Forward Racial justice think tank and home for media and activism.

The Sentencing Project Think tank doing research and advocacy for reform to the US criminal justice system, largely researching unjust racial disparities, and working for alternatives to incarceration.

67 Sueños An organization in San Francisco working to raise the voices of migrant youth who are often undocumented to impact the national dialogue on immigration and immigration reform through videos and other works of art.


Culture Matters: The PeaceCorps Cross-Cultural Workbook Designed for Peace Corps Volunteers, this practical, hands-on guide is also a rich and useful resource for students who want to look into their own culture and become more understanding of people of other cultures. Available for download in Spanish and English.

Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book for Social Change Groups This resource book is a compilation of materials designed to supplement a Dismantling Racism workshop. From the Western States Center. Available for download.

Poverty & Racism: Overlapping Threats to the Common Good A document that helps begin a process for change by educating, reflecting and moving communities/groups to commit themselves to addressing the issue of racism and poverty in our lifetime.

Lesson Plans & Activities

Critical Multi-Cultural Pavilion Curriculum, handouts, exercises, songs, and other activities.

Diversity Lesson Plans and Activities Clearinghouse of activities and lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school teachers.

Diversity Toolkit for Business These training activities are brief enough to incorporate in a staff meeting, flexible enough to use in large and small groups, and easy to use with clear objectives and instructions to guide the user.

Implicit Association Test Test how strong the implicit perception of race is through this test created by Harvard.

Race Bridges for Schools Ideas, tools and resources for teachers who want to explore diversity and race-relations in the classroom. A ministry of the Society of the Divine Word.

Teaching Tolerance Curriculum, tools and educational materials from this project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide Ideas on how to respond to hate and hate crimes, including when they are racially motivated, published by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Articles & Books

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessThe New Press, 2010.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2013.

Castania, Kathy. “The Evolving Language of Diversity.” (2003)

Johnson, Allan G. Privilege, Power and Difference. McGraw Hill, 2006.

Law, Eric H.F. Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear. Chalice Press, 2007

Law, Eric H.F. Inclusion: Making Room for Grace. Chalice Press, 2007.

Law, Eric H.F. The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb: A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community. Chalice Press. 1993.

Raheim, Salome, et al. “An invitation to address privilege and dominance.”

Taylor, Richard and LaVonne France. “Racial Healing at the Parish Level.”

Catholic Common Ground Initiative. “Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Race.” California Newsreel. (2003)

Williams, CPPS, Clarence. Racial Sobriety: Becoming the Change You Want to See. The Institute for Recovery from Racisms, 2007.