We believe an organization that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) nurtures an environment that respects and values individual differences along varying dimensions. Within our organization, we strive to foster a culture that minimizes bias and recognizes and addresses systemic inequities, so as not to perpetuate disadvantages for marginalized individuals.
What exactly is DEI?
Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the distinct characteristics that make one individual or group different from another.
Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, valued, and enabled to fully participate. *
To keep our work at the forefront, we make a habit of sharing the progress, updates and realities of our work. Below is shortlist of our recommended readings and videos regarding diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
- The Racial Politics of Speaking Well
- Race, not just poverty, shapes who graduates in America — and other education lessons from a big new study
- Latino Male Teachers: Building the Pipeline
- Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys
- America’s Schools Are ‘Profoundly Unequal,’ Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission
- No, You’re Not Just Being Sensitive About Small, Seemingly Racist Comments
- Why People Are Using The Term ‘Latinx’
- Black Women vs. White Men In Public Spaces: Crosswalk Experiment and Relevance
- We’ve gotten better at diversity. Now the challenge is inclusion.
- Any educational reform that ignores segregation is doomed to failure
Research and Reports
*according to independentsector.org.