Video of the Month

Written by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., this six-part PBS series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed. Professor Gates does an amazing job at recounting over 500 years of history and how race relations have changed over half a century in America and across the world.  Click here to watch the series. This historical account is also available on Netflix. 

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BDNKY, Inc. Past Forum Presentations

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Diversity Thinking Style Assessments

Herrmann Brain Dominance Theory (HBDI) – Developed by William “Ned” Herrmann while leading management education at General Electric’s Crotonville facility, HBDI is a system to measure and describe thinking preferences in people. According to Herrmann, there are four different modes of thinking in his brain dominance model:hbdi-whole-brain-model

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Click here to take the test and figure out which mode fits you best!

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Diversity Exercises and Simulations

  • Diversophy Game
  • Gender Connection Cards
  • Barnga
  • The Diversity Toolkit

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Small Group Diversity Exercises and Games

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Conferences, Courses, and Educational Activities

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Diversity and Inclusion Websites

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Diversity Quotes

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If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values,
we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities,
and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric,
one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.

 -Margaret Mead

diversity“This is a call to the living,To those who refuse to make peace with evil, With the suffering and the waste of the world. This is a call to the human, not the perfect, To those who know their own prejudices, Who have no intention of becoming prisoners of their own limitations. This is a call to those who remember the dreams of their youth, Who know what it means to share food and shelter, The care of children and those who are troubled, To reach beyond barriers of the past. Bringing people to communion. This is a call to the never ending spirit Of the common man, his essential decency and integrity, His unending capacity to suffer and endure, To face death and destruction and to rise again and build from the ruins of life. This is the greatest call of all The call to a faith in people.” -Algernon Black

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Disclaimer

Please note that we have not had the opportunity to review all of the books, resources/activities, and websites listed in this Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit. It is by no means intended to be all-inclusive and should be regarded as a starting place for your own research and evaluation.