Race and Diversity in Higher Education

In November 2015, there were two powerful discussions at NYU on race, privilege and discrimination–one at Gallatin organized by the Office of the Associate Dean of Students and the other at NYU, where a myriad of students spoke for several hours to peers and NYU administrators on Diversity and Inclusion.  Many of the faculty at Gallatin were deeply moved by what we heard at our Gallatin Town Hall and have been thinking about ways to continue the conversation on diversity, inclusion and racial inequality.

As a faculty, we assembled twice last year to share ideas and concerns that affect our community in and out of the classroom. One of the ideas that emerged from these conversations was to share readings and a working list of texts on race and ethnicity that we may consider including in our courses that may expand and de-center our knowledge.

If you would like to add the list below, please submit your links, PDFs, music files, and text that embrace the spirit of our local and national conversations on race, gender and sexuality: submission form.

http://bostonreview.net/books-ideas/robin-d-g-kelley-movement-black-lives-vision

http://bostonreview.net/editors-picks-forum-books-ideas/derecka-purnell-boston-review-radical-political-action-reading-list

http://bostonreview.net/forum/robin-d-g-kelley-black-study-black-struggle

http://common-place.org/book/early-american-blacklivesmatter/