Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)


This guide provides links to library resources in Diversity, Equity,  Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB). If you have any suggestions for this guide, please reach out to the librarian for this guide or use the suggest a book link listed to the left. 

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Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, and it encompasses all the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. It is all-inclusive and recognizes everyone and every group as part of the diversity that should be valued. A broad definition includes not only race, ethnicity, and gender—the groups that most often come to mind when the term "diversity" is used—but also age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance. It also involves different ideas, perspectives, and values.

It is important to note that many activists and thinkers critique diversity alone as a strategy. For instance, Baltimore Racial Justice Action states: “Diversity is silent on the subject of equity. In an anti-oppression context, therefore, the issue is not diversity, but rather equity. Often when people talk about diversity, they are thinking only of the “non-dominant” groups.” Source: Racial Equity Tools Glossary

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To treat everyone fairly. An equity emphasis seeks to render justice by deeply considering structural factors that benefit some social groups/communities and harm other social groups/communities. Sometimes justice demands, for the purpose of equity, an unequal response. Source: Racial Equity Tools Glossary

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Authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power. Source: Racial Equity Tools Glossary

The Myth of Race, Debunked in 3 Minutes

You may know what race you are, but how would you prove it if someone disagreed with you? The fact is, race is a social and political construct that has evolved in fascinating and often confusing ways over the centuries. Race is a social construct.

Diversity at Monmouth University

Discussions about antiracism are occurring regularly on campus, yet not everyone is clear on what it means to be antiracist, show up as antiracist, and how to be an antiracist advocate or activist. The Time2Reflect Project aims to define antiracism from people who are doing the work. If we understand how our community members are practicing antiracism and encouraging others to engage in antiracism, we create a more diverse and inclusive campus community. We hope that from this conversation, more and more people make the active choice to acknowledge and call out racism whenever and wherever they see it. This project was made possible in part due to funding from the Diversity Innovation Grant Program coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Intercultural Center at Monmouth University.

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