The following article is shared and compiled by Assistant Head of School Scott Parker P’23, ’24, in support of the ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusivity mission of New Hampton School. This series will continue intermittently to provide updates and information for our greater school community.
There is no shortage of great resources for examining a multiplicity of views and values around inclusion and equity. Below are some recommended books that “everyone” is reading for good reason, an article from Scientific American framing the net positive of increasing diversity in our world and institutions, and a few thought-provoking items to listen to and watch. Examining each of these gives a welcome time to consider, study, and plan for actions.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank H. Wu
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Waking Up White by Debbie Irving
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of GoodPeople by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony Greenwald
Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts by Brene Brown
Letter to My Son by Ta-Nehisi Coates
How Diversity Makes Us Smarter by Katherine W. Phillips
‘A New Phase Of American Whiteness’: A Complex History And An Uncertain Future | Think | NBC News