Published: March 8, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are delighted to support our community’s educational journey through the next installment of CU Boulder Where You Are: An Online Series Highlighting Teaching, Research and Innovation, led by Chancellor Philip DiStefano. 

Inclusion in Government, Business and Beyond highlighted research diversity and inclusion in business and government research from Leeds School of Business professor Stefanie Johnson and Colorado School of Law professor Ming Hsu Chen.

Business Collections & Reference Librarian Natalia Tingle has identified media recommendations to foster your study of issues around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

“Whether you’re new to thinking about diversity, equity and inclusion or if you’ve been studying and thinking about this for years, I think there’s something for everyone in these resources," said Tingle. "If you are interested in more recommendations for further study, please don't hesitate to reach out."

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Natalia's recommendations

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The Conference Board

The Conference Board is a nonprofit organization that offers research publications, reports and webcasts around issues facing businesses in the U.S. and abroad. 

Tingle recommends this source to those wanting to learn more about employee resource groups, using big data to aid diversity and inclusion efforts and how organizations are responding to social change.

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CQ Researcher Corporate D&I

The CQ Researcher offers in-depth, well-sourced, fact-based reports from journalists committed to providing the public with background information and context on topical news items. 

In particular, Tingle recommends the recent report about Corporate D&I, which poses the question “Are businesses becoming more diverse and inclusive?” by Lisa Rabasca Roepe. 

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Code Switch

Code Switch is an NPR podcast that covers race and culture in society. The hosts don’t focus on work or corporate life, but those topics do come up naturally. 

In the wake of the George Floyd protests, it became one of NPR's top-ranking podcasts.

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Still Processing

Still Processing, a podcast from The New York Times hosted by journalists Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, offers listeners engaging conversations on pop culture trends and social issues. 

For those new to the show, Tingle recommends starting with a recent rebroadcasting of the 2017 episode “Whiteness in America,” and “Reparations for Aunt Jemima!”

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Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble debunks the myth that the search engines and coded systems we use daily are neutral and objective.

Tingle calls this book an important read, as it raises awareness for how biases are built into information technology and the consequences of letting those biases go unquestioned.

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Data Feminism

Data Feminism by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein questions the ethics of current data collection and dissemination practices and highlights how data has the power to expose societal injustices across industries. 

Tingle says, “You don’t have to be a data scientist to recognize that ethical and equitable data practices are essential to diversity and inclusion in the workforce.”

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Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management

Accounting for Slavery: Masters and Management by Caitlin Rosenthal traces early management theories to the management practices employed by slaveholders on their plantations. Rather groundbreaking book that traces an often overlooked part of management history in the U.S.

Listen to Marketplace correspondent Kimberly Adams’ interview with Rosenthal in 2018 on “The disturbing parallels between modern accounting and the business of slavery.”

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Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams

Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams by Stefanie Johnson, associate professor of organizational leadership and information analytics in the Leeds School of Business, is a natural continuation of Johnson’s CU Where You Are segment. 

Johnson’s research offers a solution-based approach to bringing in and retaining diversity in the workforce.


Anti-racism Resources Research Guide

The Anti-racism resources research guide from the University Libraries includes resources to read, watch, and listen to, tools for reflection and action, and examples of ways to get involved with anti-racism efforts in our campus community.

Updated recently, this guide is and will always be a work in progress.