DEI Reading Room

TitleAuthorsDescriptionSource TypeDiversityOther
My Own Words: Ruth Bader GinsburgMary Hartnett, Wendy W. WilliamsA collection of pieces written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg over the course of her lifetimeBooksGender
The Disability Rights Movement: 30 Years After the ADACeleste Headlee interviews Alice Wong, Judy Heumann, Britney WilsonDisability rights activists discuss the last 30 years of change brought about by the Americans with Disabilities ActPodcast (1A on NPR)DisabilityAudio and Transcript Available Here
White by Law: The Legal Construction of RaceIan Haney LópezA book exploring the role played by law and legal actors in the
formation of race and racial hierarchy in American history.
BooksRace & Ethnicity
Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red StatesSamantha AllenA transgender reporter explores the complexity of queer communities in Utah, Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, and GeorgiaBooksSexual Orientation
13thAva DuVernay13thDocumentariesRace & Ethnicity, Black/African American
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern AmericaMae NgaiUnpacking the conceptualization of the "illegal alien" across eras of American law and society.BooksRace & Ethnicity, Asian/Asian American, Hispanic/Latinx
Building an American Empire: Territorial Expansion in the Antebellum EraPaul FrymerAn exploration of the politics of race and imperialism in the governmental expansion into Native American lands.Law Review ArticlesRace & Ethnicity, American Indian/Native American
Why Hire Lawyers with Disabilities?American Bar AssociationA video discussing the importance of disability diversity and inclusion and why employers should recruit, hire, retain, and advance employees with disabilitiesVideosDisability
An African American and Latinx History of the United StatesPaul OrtizA history of the movements for Black and Latinx civil rights and their intersections.BooksRace & Ethnicity, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx
I'm Tired of Talking About RaceJasmine RobertsA ten-minute Ted Talk discussing the emotional fatigue experienced by people of color when discussing race with their white counterparts, coupled with solutions to this growing concern.VideosRace & Ethnicity, Black/African American
So You Want to Talk About RaceIjeoma OluoA book exploring different reactions to discussions about race and providing concrete tips on how to overcome obstacles in order to have those difficult conversationsBooksRace & Ethnicity, Black/African American
The Danger of Single StoryChimamanda Ngozi AdichieA Ted Talk discussing the dangers that result from seeing only one perspective about a group and the need to introduce more voices and storiesVideosRace & Ethnicity, General DE&I
Rethinking Protections for Indigenous Sacred SitesStephany H. Barclay & Michalyn SteeleA recent article from the Harvard Law Review (134 Harvard L. Rev. 1294 (2021)) examing ways to protect sacred indigenous sites.Law Review ArticlesIndigenous Rights
Blackness as Fighting WordsEtienne C. ToussaintAn recent essay in the Virginia Law Review Online (106 Va. L. Rev. Online 124 (2020)) discussing how blackness raises the stakes whenever black individuals interact with law enforcement.Law Review ArticlesRace and Ethnicity
The Educational Pipeline to Law School--Too Broken and Too Narrow to Provide DiversitySarah E. RedfieldAn article (8 Pierce L. Rev. 347 (2010)) identifying challanges faced in the student to laywer pipeline.Law Reivew ArticlesDiversity in Law