At DPO, we believe that educating ourselves about discrimination and bias is an important part of preventing it. We also know that cultural competence is essential for effective teaching, management and leadership. Because UCLA’s classrooms and our communities are constantly changing, becoming culturally competent is an ongoing process. Ultimately, cultural competence rests on cultural humility and a willingness to keep learning.
Below are links to resources that members of our community have found useful in understanding discrimination, harassment and bias, their effects, and how to prevent them.
For more useful materials, please also visit the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’s learning resources page, “Know.”
This page is constantly evolving, so if you have suggestions for materials you’d like to see included, please contact us.
- Peter Bregman, What to Do When You’ve Made Someone Angry
- Jane Brody, The Right Way to Say ‘I’m Sorry’
- Evelyn Carter and Mary Murphy, Group-based Differences in Perceptions of Racism: What Counts, to Whom, and Why?
- John Dovidio, Kerry Kawakami, and Samuel Gaertner, Implicit and Explicit Prejudice and Interracial Interaction
- Thomas Ford, Psychology Behind the Unfunny Consequences of Jokes that Denigrate
- Stephanie Fryberg, et al., Of Warrior Chiefs and Indian Princesses: The Psychological Consequences of American Indian Mascots
- Gil Greengross, Does Racist Humor Promote Racism?
- Eden King and Kristen Jones, Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse than Blatant Discrimination
- Brenda Major, Wendy Quinton, and Shannon McCoy, Antecedents and Consequences of Attributions to Discrimination: Theoretical and Empirical Advances
- Peggy McIntosh, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
- Jessica Salvatore and J. Nicole Shelton, Cognitive Costs of Exposure to Racial Prejudice
- Claude Steele, How Stereotypes Shape Intellectual Identity and Performance
- Elizabeth Weingarten, Why Pretending You Don’t See Race or Gender Is an Obstacle to Equality
- Derald Wing Sue, et al., Racial Microaggresions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice
- David R. Williams, Race, Socioeconomic Status and Health: Implications for Understanding and Reducing Disparities – Public Health Grand Rounds with Dr. David R. Williams (video)