Diversity Documents and Links - Ohlone Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (ODIAC) - Human Resources and Training
The items below are a collection of videos, articles and other resources that have been raised at ODIAC meetings or otherwise shared with the committee.
We present them in an effort to educate and raise awareness of diverse perspectives.
Dates indicate either when the article was published or when it was brought to ODIAC’s attention.
This is an evolving and changing list, so please check back for additions.
- “A Lesson in Black History” by Charles M. Blow of the New York Times is a reflection on Frederick Douglass and the continuing implications of his legacy.
- “Things to Know About Black History Month” by Jesse J. Holland of the Associated Press charts the history of this commemoration.
- “Unpublished Black History” by Rachel L. Swarns, Darcy Eveleigh and Damian Cave is a collection of historical photographs with brief contexts for each.
- “Why Black History Month Still Matters in 2017” by Gretel Kauffman of the Christian Science Monitor provides an introductory picture of the current relevance of this annual, month-long focus.
- "The Secret History of Black Santas" (BBC News) - This article makes reference to the hiring of an African-American man to appear as Santa at the Mall of America, his reception and historical information about black Santas in the United States in the 20th Century.
- "Black Santa Claus Is a Hit at Mall of America, but Faces an Online Backlash" (NPR News) - This story (with a transcript link on the left hand side of the screen) provides more information about the hiring of "Santa Larry" at the Mall of America.
- Information on the history of National Native American Heritage Month from the Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Article from the Indian Country Today Media Network: "Blackhorse: Do You Prefer 'Native American' or 'American Indian?'" This article provides six perspectives on the terminology used to refer to the ethnicity of Native Americans/American Indians.
- National Coming Out Day video from the Human Rights Campaign (sent in relation to National Coming Out Day 2016).
- "Coming Out as a Supporter" pamphlet from the Human Rights Campaign (sent in relation to National Coming Out Day 2016).
- Ohlone College Monitor article on Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month events held at Ohlone College in September 2016: "Si Se Puede" by Ronnie Lozano
- “Editorial: What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege” by Lori Lakin Hutcherson from Good Black News
- Ohlone College Monitor article about Saleem Qadir, member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, coming to speak at Ohlone: "Qadir to Speak About Islam" by Monitor Staff
- Ohlone College Monitor article about the establishment of ODIAC (Ohlone's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee) in March 2016: "Committee Fosters Diverse Work Force" by Vanessa Luis
- Photos of Comedian Brian Copeland's talk at Ohlone College from the Ohlone College Monitor
- Prince Ea's "I Am Not Black, You are Not White.” This beautifully presented spoken word performance on the diversity of humanity and love is socially conscious, thought provoking, and thoroughly engaging.
- A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom (PDF), Robert Fairlie
- Diversity Makes You Brighter (PDF), Sheen S. Levine and David Stark
- I, Racist (PDF), John Metta
- Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space (PDF), Brent Staples
- The Neuroscience of the Intent Doctrine (PDF), Kimberly Papillon
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