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Learning about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Here are some resources that I’ve found useful as I learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Website that has lots of useful information about norms of white middle-class and owning class culture, a culture we are all required to navigate regardless of our multiple identities.
Workplace
Race
Class
Dec 3, 2021
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The best article I’ve read that explains why language matters and why you should care about your word choice (and avoid ableist language if you can).
Language
Disability
Dec 3, 2021
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Helpful visual slides that show how people in different roles can build with accessibility in mind.
Accessibility
Inclusive Products
Disability
Workplace
Dec 2, 2021
4
Hollaback’s 5 D’s for bystander intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct
Workplace
Allyship
Nov 29, 2021
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Terms like “daily standup” and “company all-hands” are examples of ableist language even if they’re used metaphorically
Language
Accessibility
Workplace
Disability
Nov 23, 2021
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The power of no as the key to female self-respect and political empowerment
Gender
Nov 12, 2021
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by Michelle Mijung Kim
Beautifully written book about going from performative allyship to creating real and lasting change for a more equitable world
Workplace
Race
Gender
Sexual orientation
Allyship
Disability
Oct 10, 2021
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Toolkit for supporting Indigenous People’s Day
Race
Oct 10, 2021
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Helpful article about how to write useful image descriptions
Accessibility
Disability
Sep 26, 2021
10
Great anecdotes to explain the importance of providing visual descriptions
Disability
Accessibility
Inclusive Products
Jul 30, 2021
11
Understanding the difference between sponsorship and mentorship is key to ensuring that women and members of historically marginalized communities (HMCs) are fully supported in their careers.
Workplace
Race
Gender
Jul 20, 2021
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Actionable steps managers can take to end imposter syndrome in their organizations
Race
Gender
Workplace
Jul 20, 2021
13
Explains how the movie
Luca
was able to provide authentic representation of people with a limb difference
Accessibility
Disability
Jul 10, 2021
14
Some thoughts from the Autistic community on implications of person-first language
Accessibility
Disability
Jul 9, 2021
15
Tips on facilitating sessions on DEI
Workplace
Jul 7, 2021
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Thoughtful article on compensating people for contributions to DEI in the workplace
Workplace
Jul 7, 2021
17
Perspectives on gender pronouns and which to use if someone uses they/she pronouns
Gender
Language
Jun 8, 2021
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The role of psychological safety in workplace inclusion
Workplace
Race
Gender
Religion
May 24, 2021
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Debunking 3 myths about building accessible products
Accessibility
Inclusive Products
May 1, 2021
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Radical pragmatism and how it was used to introduce LGBTQ literature into ELA curriculum
Education
Sexual orientation
Gender
Apr 30, 2021
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Liz Kleinrock’s TED talk on the how to teach important topics to kids that may be considered taboo
Education
Language
Apr 30, 2021
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Liz Kleinrock talks about the steps she takes at the beginning of the school year to connect with her students’ families and how she builds those relationships throughout the year. (Context-centered mindset)
Education
Apr 30, 2021
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Ramadan tips for non-Muslim friends of Muslims
Religion
Apr 17, 2021
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Really thoughtful points about how the term “person of color” can be harmful
Race
Language
Apr 8, 2021
25
Short video clip that demonstrates the social model of disability (bad design and bad code are disabling to some users)
Accessibility
Inclusive Products
Mar 23, 2021
26
Mini comics that explain why “latinx” isn’t widely adopted and the difference between hispanic and Latino
Language
Race
Mar 14, 2021
27
3 concrete steps to take to achieve pay equity
Workplace
Race
Gender
Mar 3, 2021
28
Really cool video about Black American Sign Language. Explains how when schools for the deaf were first integrated, Black students had to learn how to code switch.
Accessibility
Race
Disability
Mar 1, 2021
29
Explains why we should care about the uncontrolled wage gap and not just the controlled wage gap
Workplace
Gender
Race
Mar 1, 2021
30
How to move forward in response to the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes
Race
Feb 22, 2021
31
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States are richly diverse, and so too are their socioeconomic experiences. That diversity of experience is lost when we aggregate data for all AAPI.
Race
Feb 22, 2021
32
Clear distinction between racism and prejudice and explains Polite White Supremacy
Race
Feb 12, 2021
33
Opinion piece on how the pandemic has affected the disability community
Accessibility
Disability
Feb 8, 2021
34
Jodi-Ann Burey explains how people from underrepresented groups are often penalized when their authentic self at work doesn’t conform to the standards of “professionalism”, which is code for white cultural norms and standards
Workplace
Race
Jan 29, 2021
35
Glossary of terms related to disability (points out which terms and phrases are offensive)
Language
Accessibility
Disability
Dec 26, 2020
36
Thoughtful article on how the words we choose to use matter
Language
Accessibility
Disability
Dec 6, 2020
37
Notes on being a good ally in an ERG
Workplace
Allyship
Nov 27, 2020
38
Building understanding of the Zoom call experience as a Deaf person
Accessibility
Workplace
Disability
Nov 1, 2020
40
Reminder that listening and learning is not the end goal. Action must be taken to dismantle systems of oppression, and that is messy work.
Race
Workplace
Oct 1, 2020
41
Highlights the importance of considering the disability community when talking about diversity and inclusion
Accessibility
Workplace
Disability
Oct 1, 2020
42
Webinar to learn how a blind user access websites using a screen reader
Inclusive Products
Accessibility
Sep 14, 2020
43
Provides examples of D&I council charters from different companies
Workplace
Race
Gender
Class
Sep 13, 2020
44
How diversity and inclusion efforts are affected by having a virtual office
Workplace
Race
Sep 13, 2020
45
Machine learning models that have been trained to recognize African American Vernacular English as “rude” or “toxic”
Language
Race
Engineering
Sep 13, 2020
46
How to be an effective ally/accomplice
Workplace
Allyship
Sep 3, 2020
47
Explains why Black ERGs should not carry the burden of making workplaces anti-racist
Race
Workplace
Sep 3, 2020
48
Concrete steps to practice anti-racism in the workplace
Workplace
Race
Sep 3, 2020
49
Very direct, clear cut examples of practical strategies to advance D&I that are often ignored
Workplace
Inclusive Products
Race
Gender
Accessibility
Sep 3, 2020
50
Guide to giving a presentation to get buy-in for prioritizing web accessibility
Accessibility
Inclusive Products
Sep 1, 2020
51
I’m trying to limit the list to articles, but I made an exception for this book because it’s just that great.

It covers the
product inclusion framework
that Google uses to create products that meet the needs of a diverse consumer base.
Inclusive Products
Race
Gender
Accessibility
Class
Workplace
Disability
Aug 29, 2020
52
Remarks that seem friendly on the surface can actually have negative effects
Gender
Aug 26, 2020
53
Tips on what it looks like when accessibility is built into a company’s processes
Accessibility
Inclusive Products
Aug 26, 2020
54
Highlights the importance of centering and amplifying Black voices in anti-racism efforts (as opposed to always seeing white voices as the experts)
Race
Aug 21, 2020
55
Concrete steps for D&I in technical recruiting
Workplace
Engineering
Aug 16, 2020
56
Great information on common violations of WCAG standards on popular websites
Accessibility
Aug 15, 2020
57
Concrete steps for how to enforce accessibility standards in large codebases
Accessibility
Engineering
Aug 15, 2020
58
Posters with tips on designing for accessibility (autism, screen readers, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, deaf or hard of hearing, anxiety)
Inclusive Products
Accessibility
Aug 15, 2020
59
July 14: International Non-Binary People’s Day
Learn more about pronouns and why they matter!

Gender
Aug 15, 2020
60
Useful tool for identifying accessibility errors in websites
Accessibility
Inclusive Products
Aug 15, 2020
61
Time-box the assignment
so that we don’t unintentionally skew toward people who have more time on their hands.
Prevent scope creep
by making the requirements clear and don’t leave the candidate guessing whether or not we expect them to overdeliver.
Workplace
Aug 15, 2020
62
Dropbox and Zoom are joining Slack’s apprenticeship program that brings formerly incarcerated individuals into engineering roles
Workplace
Class
Aug 15, 2020
63
Highlights some great responses to statements like these:
"We don't want to lower the hiring bar."
"We believe people should be hired on their merits."
"What about diversity of thought?"
"Our next hire must be diverse."
"Let's focus on hiring women first."
Workplace
Race
Gender
Aug 15, 2020
64
August 13: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
Barriers that Black Women face in the workplace
Concrete steps that companies can take to achieve fairness
Workplace
Race
Gender
Aug 15, 2020
65
A post about how a feature as simple as an audio recording for name pronunciation can be meaningful
Inclusive Products
Aug 15, 2020
66
Diversity Debt
Gen Z and Millenials are less likely to join a company if the team is homogeneous
Workplace
Aug 15, 2020
67
A thread on classism and state schools
Class
Aug 15, 2020
68
Highlights common pitfalls of DEI committees.
Workplace
Race
Aug 15, 2020
69
I liked the way this article framed the difference between [Diversity and Inclusion] and [Equity and Social Justice]. Note: The article was published under a different name. He now goes by D-L Stewart.
Education
Language
Aug 15, 2020
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