The Johnson County Diversity and Inclusion Committee compiled a list of our top-ten recommended media about race —including books, documentaries, podcasts, articles, videos, and essays—to help employees seek out information, develop a more comprehensive view of the issues, and become better allies.
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Book)
- Time and Distance Overcome by Eula Biss (Essay)
- How We Can Make Racism a Solvable Problem—And Improve Policing by Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff (Ted Talk)
- I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin and Raoul Pack (Documentary; Available on Amazon Prime Video)
- “The Problem We All Live With” (Part I and II) by This American Life (Podcast Episode)
- 13th by Ava DuVernay (Documentary; Available on Netflix)
- “Talking About Whiteness with Eula Biss” by On Being with Krista Tippett (Podcast Episode)
- Rebuilding a Neighborhood with Beauty, Dignity, Hope by Bill Strickland (Ted Talk)
- Seeing White (Podcast)
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (Book)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
Inclusive ICR is proud to act as a resource to ICR employers looking for guidance on implementing diversity and inclusion (D&I) workforce initiatives including: Employee Resource Group (ERG) implementation, D&I advisory council development, and connecting staff with colleagues and resources in ICR.
Black Owned Restaurants
As the Little Village says, “The Eastern Iowa area is blessed to be home to a plethora of businesses owned and operated by black chefs and entrepreneurs.”
Iowa City Moms Guide to Black Owned Businesses
The Iowa City Moms Blog put together a list of Black-Owned Businesses in the ICR region.
Humanize My Hoodie
The Humanize My Hoodie Movement originated from a demand to end the killing of Black and Indigenous People across the world. Their mission is to debunk that stereotype by designing revolutionary campaigns for Black and Indigenous People of Color to be HUMANIZED, not criminalized.