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BEST Resources

Thank you for visiting the BEST Resources page! The list of articles, videos, essays, and other educational materials below features works developed by experts both within and outside TCNJ, and will be expanded over time. We hope this information on implicit bias, empathy, microaggressions, and related topics will enhance the campus community’s understanding of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The N-word

Ta-Nehisi Coates on “Words that Don’t Belong to Everyone”

Being an Ally

Amélie Lamont’s Guide to Allyship

Understanding Cultural Identity

Anti-Racism

Ta-Nehisi Coates. 2015. Between the World and Me (New York: One World)

Robin DiAngelo. 2018. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Boston: Beacon Press)

Ibram X. Kendi. 2019. How to be an Antiracist (New York: One World)

Ibram X. Kendi. 2016. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (New York: Nations Books)

Eddie Moore, Jr., Marguerite W. Penick-Parks, and Ali Michael, eds. 2015. Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories (Sterling, Virginia: Stylus)

Lawrence Ross. 2016. Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses (New York: St. Martin’s Press)

Nicole Hannah-Jones. 2019. The 1619 Project (New York Times Magazine)

Jon Halperin and Ed Bell. 2020. The History of White People in America (World Channel)

Robert Livingston. 2020. How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace (Harvard Business Review)

2019. Let’s Talk About Race: An Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum (American Council on Education)

Empathy

Alex Dixon. 2011. Can Empathy Reduce Racism? (Greater Good Magazine)

Susan Lanzoni, PhD. 2020. Race, Empathy, and the White Psyche (Psychology Today)

Microaggressions

Kevin Nadal. 2014. A Guide to Responding to Microaggressions (CUNY Forum)

Hahna Yoon. 2020. How to Respond to Microaggressions (The New York Times)

Derald Wing Sue. Microaggressions Keynote (Collaborative Agency Group)

Derald Wing Sue. Microaggressions in Academia (The New School)

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