Diversity and Inclusion
Sinclair's Diversity Office offers many resources for staff, faculty and students. Visit the Diversity Office webpage for additional information including a list of movies and books.
Enjoy this recording of Sinclair's 2021 Virtual MLK Program featuring Sinclair Poet Laureate Furaha Henry-Jones and other performers ad they connect with quotes from Dr. King's final speech. Passcode: Mr3=bR0V.
- At The Hands Of Persons Unknown - by Philip Dray; The lynching of Black America
- Beautiful Boy - by David Sheff; A father's journey through his son's addiction
- Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman - by Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant; Drawing on Black feminist scholarship, cultural studies, and women’s history, this book traces the historical and social influences of normative Black femininity, looking at how notions of self-image and strength create a distraction from broader forces of discrimination and power.
- Beneath A Ruthless Sun - by Gilbert King; A true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found
- Boy Erased - by Garrard Conley; A Memoir of identify, faith, and family
- Crazy Rich Asians - by Kevin Kwan; A novel introducing a contemporary Asia to a North American audience
- Dog Whistle Politics - by Ian Haney Lopez; How coded racial appeals have reinvented racism and wrecked the middle class
- Hidden Figures - by Margot Lee Shetterly; Three brilliant African-American women at NASA serve as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glen
- If Beale Street Could Talk - by James Baldwin; A love story set in Harlem in the early 1970s
- In The Company Of Women - by Grace Bonney; Inspiration and advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
- Insane - by Alisa Roth; America's criminal treatment of mental illness
- Lies My Teacher Told Me - by James W. Loewen; Everything your American History textbook got wrong
- Mexicans in the Making of America - by Neil Foley; A sweeping view of the evolution of Mexican America
- Mudbound - by Hillary Jordan; A novel about the Jim Crow south immediately following World War II
- Overcoming Educational Racism in the Community College by Angela Long
- Reading with Patrick - by Michelle Kuo; A teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship
- Safe Enough to Soar: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion and Collaboration in the workplace by Frederick A Miller
- Stamped From The Beginning - by Ibram X. Kendi; The definitive history of racist ideas in America
- Teaching Across Cultures: Contextualizing Education for Global Mission by Jim Plueddemann
- The ABC's of LGBT+ - by Ashley Mardell; A detailed look at all things LGBT+
- The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urbana America by Alan Mallach
- The Myth of Equality - by Ken Wytsma; Uncovering the roots of injustice and privilege
- The Other Slavery - by Andres Resendez; The uncovered story of Indian enslavement in America
- Tigerland - by Wil Haygood; 1968-1969: A city divided, a nation torn apart, and a magical season of healing
- We Were Eight Years in Power - by Ta-Nehisi Coates; A collection of essays written by the author during Obama's presidency
- Why? - by Peter Hayes; Explaining the Holocaust
The following movies are available through the Sinclair Library. When signing in to view a movie, if asked, all employees should click “Faculty” for full access.