DEI Teaching


September 12, 2019

Diversity & Inclusion Dictionary

See these definitions for some common DEI-related terms.

August 16, 2019

Integrating Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Into a Research Course

See this recent publication on ways to integrate DEI into a research methods course: O’Connor R.(2019). Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Topics Into an Undergraduate Nursing Research Course. J Nurs Educ. 58(8) 494. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20190719-13.

Power, Privilege, & Difference Activities

Check out these in-class activities from the University of Texas-Austin.

Activities for Change

Check out Training for Change’s ‘energizers and games’ and ‘teamwork’ tool boxes for in-class activity ideas.

Interactive Activities to Explore Difference

This booklet from Stockton University provides additional ideas for in-class activities.

Guide to Discussing Identity, Power, and Privilege

From the University of Southern California, this guide includes activities to use in class with students.

Sample Activities & Templates for Exploring Privilege, Power, and Oppression

From the University of Michigan, these sample in-class activities will help students explore privilege, power, and oppression

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center and provides a wealth of resources related to teaching social justice and anti-bias, including lesson plans and opportunities for professional development online and in person. The site is geared towards K-12, but many of the resources are applicable to higher education as well.

August 15, 2019

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to re-frame the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we…

August 13, 2019

Book Lists

Check out these various book lists: Mahogany Books & Very Smart Brothas Book Club includes a reading list of Black authors and opportunities to engage in monthly book discussions So you want to be woke: a reading guide for White people from Book Riot, the largest independent editorial book site in North America 24 books…

August 12, 2019

Deconstruction White Privilege

Dr. Robin DiAngelo’s “20 minute TEDx-style video is a great introduction to understanding key concepts in white racial socialization and why it’s often so hard for white people to talk about racism.”

White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack

Read Peggy McIntosh’s impactful article about white privilege here.

Getting Called Out: How to Apologize

This YouTube video discusses how to genuinely apologize when we inadvertently say something that offends.

5 Tips for Being an Ally

See this YouTube video about how those with privilege can be true allies of marginalized folks.

Under Our Skin

“Under Our Skin grew out of conversations about how we at The Seattle Times cover race at a time when national and local events — the furor over police shootings, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, protests on college campuses and charged campaign rhetoric — dominate headlines.” In these short videos, interviewees share…

The People’s Institute

“The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.” They provide Undoing Racism trainings throughout the US, check them out here.

It’s Pronounced Metrosexual

Sam Killermann is an artist, author, and award-winning activist who focuses on themes of gender, sexuality, and global justice. All of his resources are free to use, learn more at his website It’s Pronounced Metrosexual here.

Privilege Lists

Sam Killermann provides lists of common privileges that many of us have (male, middle/upper class, Christian, straight, & cisgender privilege). The lists are not meant to promote shame, rather to provide an opportunity to reflect on the many aspects of daily life that we may take for granted or are completely unaware that others may…

Are you Taking up Space or Contributing in Social Justice Work?

This infographic allows those with privilege to think about whether participating in a social justice activity may silence/further marginalize already marginalized groups or add to the work.

Look Different

This website, sponsored by MTV, contains various activities and resources related to implicit bias, including how bias is involved in high maternal mortality rates among Black women, a 7-day bias cleanse, and an interactive opportunity to explore your privilege.

August 6, 2019

Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race

“Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America. This show is ‘About Race’.” Download episodes here.

August 5, 2019

Helping Students Explore Their Privileged Identities

See the Association of American Colleges and Universities ‘Helping Students Explore Their Privileged Identities’ here

Nursing Colonialism in America

See the 2017 Waite & Nardi article on colonialism in nursing: Waite R, Nardi D. Nursing colonialism in America: Implications for nursing leadership. Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 2019;35(1):18-25.