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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Reading List and Resources

This reading list has been developed to assist faculty, staff, and students in gaining understanding and appreciation of DEI issues in our society.

General DEI Books and Resources


Print book; also available as eBook

Diversity Beyond Lip Service

Print book; also available as eBook

Other DEI Resources

Black Life in America: The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media. This collection offers “suggested searches” to guide students to pertinent topics from social justice, politics, arts, literature, key people, etc.

Diversity Themes in Graduate Works: UMSL graduate scholars are given the opportunity to highlight if their thesis or dissertation deals with cultural diversity issues or is culturally diverse. This is a collection of those self-selected works.

UMSL's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UMKC's DEI Reading List: Many of UMKC's selections can be requested via the University of Missouri Libraries and MOBIUS