Welcome to the Sanford School of Pubic Policy's resource library for issues related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We hope these items are useful to you.

Educational Resources

Classified: How to Stop Hiding Your Privilege and Use it for Social Change

Classified is a resource guide for people with class privilege who are tired of cover-ups and ready to figure out how their privilege really works. Complete with comics, exercises, and personal stories, this book gives readers the tools they need to put their privilege to work for social change. Book by Karen Pittelman

Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for LGBT Women in America

This report focuses on the economic challenges facing LGBT women across the nation in three critical areas: jobs, health and family. It also offers recommendations for change. Report;  Center for American Progress

4 myths about how immigrants affect the U.S. economy

Frazee refutes common myths about how immigrants affect the U.S. economy. The myths she refutes are: 1) immigrants take more from the U.S. government than they contribute, 2) immigrants take American jobs, 3) the U.S. economy does not need immigrants, and 4) it would be better for the economy if immigrants' children were not citizens. OpEd by Gretchen Frazee

The Historical Role of Race and Policy for Regional Inequality

In this chapter, we outline the ways that the spatial distribution of the black population has evolved over time and the ways that spatial distribution has interacted with policy to, at times, reduce and exacerbate levels of inequality. Research Article by Bradley L. Hardy, Trevon D. Logan, and John Parman

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

This report addresses ten commonly held myths about the racial wealth gap in the United States. It contends that a number of ideas frequently touted as “solutions” will not make headway in reducing black-white wealth disparities. These conventional ideas include greater educational attainment, harder work, better financial decisions, and other changes in habits and practices on the part of blacks. While these steps are not necessarily undesirable, they are wholly inadequate to bridge the racial chasm in wealth. Report by Sandy Darity

For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education

This edited volume proposes that the phenomenon of private sector, financialized higher education expansion in the United States benefits from a range of theoretical and methodological treatments. Social scientists, policy analysts, researchers, and for-profit sector leaders discuss how and to what ends for-profit colleges are a functional social good. Book by Sandy Darity

Two Economists Fuel Democratic Debate Over How Far to Go

William Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton tout slavery reparations and guaranteed jobs to address racial wealth gap; questions about costs. OpEd by Jacob M. Schlesinger

Between a Silver Spoon and the Struggle: Reflections on the Intersection of Racism and Class Privilege

Through a mix of political analysis and personal reflections, Between a Silver Spoon and The Struggle explores the nuances and contradictions at the intersection of racism class privilege. With wit and compassion, Between a Silver Spoon and The Struggle charts a course for young people of color with wealth and class privilege to examine both their experiences with privilege and oppression in order to meaningfully engage with movements for social change. Book by Nicole Lewis

Bad with Money

Comedian and New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn (aka America's Deadbeat Sweetheart) unapologetically examines the intersection of finances and social justice.

Podcast from Stanford's Center on Poverty and Inequality

CPI's podcasts, hosted by Diantha Parker, feature discussions of cutting-edge research on poverty, inequality, and social policy.

Poverty Focus

This podcast series, produced by the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis, brings together experts in their fields to discuss new poverty research and public policy.

Planet Money

The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. Robert Smith hosts the podcast.

The Fairer Cents

Join hosts Kara Perez and Tanja Hester if you're down to dig into the stickier economic issues that disproportionately affect women, people of color, non-binary people and everyone who feels marginalized by our current money culture. This is about the fight to get economically equal.

A Place at the Table

The next chapter on America's food crisis from the people that brought you FOOD, INC: 1 in 4 kids don't know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger is a growing epidemic in the US, and we can fix it. Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio star. Documentary dir. Kristi Jacobson

Inequality for All

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich makes a compelling case about the serious crisis the U.S. faces due to the widening economic gap.  Genre: Documentary Creator: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Documentary dir. Robert Reich

Student Athlete

An HBO Sports documentary produced in collaboration with Lebron James, Maverick Carter and Steve Stoute. STUDENT ATHLETE examines the complex rules of amateur athletics, and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. Documentary dir. Trish Dalton, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy