General DEI Resources

Scholars & Thought Leaders

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is a pioneering scholar and writer on civil rights, critical race theory, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. In addition to her position at Columbia Law School, she is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. Crenshaw’s work has been foundational in critical race theory and in “intersectionality,” a term she coined to describe the double bind of simultaneous racial and gender prejudice. 

Evelyn Alsultany

Evelyn Alsultany is a leading expert on the history of representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media. Her research, teaching, and lecturing are driven by a commitment to bringing Arab and Muslim Americans into the broader conversation about racial politics in the U.S. In her lectures, she seeks to educate audiences on the history of stereotypical representations of Arabs and Muslims in the US media, its consequences as evident in public opinion and government policies, and alternatives to foster greater human respect and dignity.

  • Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 (2012)

Darrell Hamamoto

Darrell Y. Hamamoto is an American writer, academic, and specialist in U.S. media and ethnic studies. He was a scholar of Asian American media and professor for almost 23 years at the University of California, Davis before retiring in 2018. 

  • Equity and diversity in media representation: How to Rob: Strong-arming our way to equity and diversity (2001)

Grisel Y. Acosta

Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta is an associate professor at the City University of New York-BCC. She is the editor of Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity (Routledge, 2019), an anthology featuring over 30 scholarly and creative works by Latinas from throughout the United States.

  • Remaking Latina Identity (2019)

Film & Video

Women Engineers On the Rampant Sexism of Silicon Valley | WIRED 

Five female engineers discuss the sexism of the tech industry and why greater diversity and inclusion makes better products for everyone.

Source: WIRED

How Ellen Pao realized women ‘cannot succeed’ in Silicon Valley frat boy culture (2017)

Ellen Pao sent Silicon Valley a wake-up call about sexism in tech and finance when she filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her employer, a powerful venture capital firm. She lost her case and her personal reputation was damaged along the way, but she is still fighting for change. Pao sits down with economics correspondent Paul Solman to discuss her experience and book, “Reset.”

Source: PBS NewsHour

Pink Tax (2016) 

Summary: It’s more complex than women earning 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. Video explains the structural inequalities that make women earn less than men.

Source: Vox

Web Resources

Everyday sexism Project

The Everyday Sexism project aims to take a step towards gender equality, by proving wrong those who tell women that they can’t complain because we are equal. It is a place to record stories of sexism faced on a daily basis, by ordinary women, in ordinary places. To show that sexism exists in abundance in the UK workplace and that it is very far from being a problem we no longer need to discuss. To provoke responses so numerous and wide-ranging that the problem becomes impossible to ignore. To report the way you have been treated, even if it has not been taken seriously elsewhere. To stand up and say ‘this isn’t right’, even if it isn’t big or outrageous or shocking. Even if you’ve got used to thinking that it is ‘just the way things are’.