Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Recommended Readings and Resources

These resources are intended to help advance knowledge and understanding on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice as well as inspire positive and equitable social change. This list is not comprehensive and will continue to grow and change in response to shifts in our society. We hope these resources will encourage reflection and dialogue, and bring us closer to achieving the Heller motto of “knowledge advancing social justice.”

What We're Watching, Reading and Listening To:



  • "Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality" by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas Shapiro
  • Cover of Cathy Park Hong Minor Feelings"The Color of Law" by Richard Rothstein
  • "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith
  • "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning" by Cathy Park Hong
  • "One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race" by Yaba Blay
  • "Savage Inequalities" by Jonathan Kozol
  • "Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County" by Kristen Green
  • "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together" by Heather McGhee
  • "Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, & Threatens Our Future" by Thomas Shapiro
  • "Uneasy Peace" by Patrick Sharkey

In the News and Other Resources



Mental Health, Wellbeing and Self-care

Policing, Criminalization & the Justice System

Public Policy & Public Health

Representation Matters

Teaching & Learning

White Privilege and Systemic/Structural Racism