Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI Digital Library

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Revised Edition: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing b
by Dr. Joy DeGruy

In the 16th century, the beginning of African enslavement in the Americas until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and emancipation in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured, and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psychological, and… Read More »

The U.S. experiment in social medicine
by Alice Sardell

This book represents the first political history of the federal government's only experiment in social medicine. Alice Sardell examines the Neighborhood, or Community Health Center Program (NHC/CHC) from its origins in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty campaign up until 1986. The… Read More »

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
by Richard Rothstein

Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood… Read More »

Unequal Treatment Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
by Institute of Medicine

Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions. There is, however, increasing evidence that even after such differences are accounted for, race and ethnicity remain significant predictors of the… Read More »

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
by Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis of 2008 to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a root problem: racism in our politics and policymaking. But not just in the most… Read More »

Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity
by Alonzo L. Plough (ed.)

The events of 2020 were an inflection point in an American journey toward health and racial equity. Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity extends a powerful call to action. RWJF’s Sharing Knowledge conference was held in Jackson, Miss., a setting… Read More »

Community Health Centers: A Movement and the People Who Made It Happen (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)
by Ms. Bonnie Lefkowitz

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has placed a national spotlight on the shameful state of healthcare for America's poor. In the face of this highly publicized disaster, public health experts are more concerned than ever about persistent disparities that result from income and race. This book… Read More »

Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty
by Thomas Ward Jr. 

Out in the Rural is the unlikely story of the Tufts-Delta Health Center, which in 1966 opened in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, to become the first rural community health center in the United States. Its goal was simple: to provide health care and outreach to the region's thousands of rural poor, most… Read More »

Advancing Reproductive Justice for All
by Suzanne Bell

My commitment to reproductive justice only deepened after I became a mom. Read More »

Teaching your children resilience for hard times? These kids’ books are all about it
by Jen Rose Smith

Children's books that teach resilience —  Here's a roundup of books that explore the resilience of children and youth who have lived, grown and even thrived through great hardship. "Love Twelve Miles Long" by Glenda Armand is a fictional account of the lives of a young Frederick Douglass and his… Read More »