DEI and Anti-Racism Resources - 2023 Update
Some new and useful tools to use in your work
Back in 2021 I published a list of anti-racism resources. That article is one of the most searched in this publication, especially for the wheel of privilege illustration. In fact, I often go back to it as a quick way to get tools for some of the work I do.
In the last few months, I’ve come across a few more resources worth highlighting, including an update to the wheel of privilege. Let’s dive in …
Intersectionality Wheel of Privilege by Tessa Watkins
This version of the Wheel of Privilege adds some more areas of privilege that weren’t in the original, making it an even more useful tool. We’ve been using the original in some of the workshops we run at Mission Equality and will likely use this version in future. It’s a great way to get a conversation going.
DEI Practitioner Burnout Wheel by Dr Sam Rae
DEI isn’t easy, just as anti-racism activism isn’t. Doing this emotional and sometimes traumatic work can lead to burnout. Use this tool to assess where you are, or where the practitioners in your organisation are and take step to look after your/their health and mental wellbeing.
Comparison of Diversity Training vs Anti-Racism Work
Anti-racism is at the foundation of much of the work I do, both through my publications and through Mission Equality, and there’s a reason why. This graphic from clinspych_ind captures some of the nuance.
Anti-Defamation League Pyramid of Hate
For all those who say name calling isn’t a problem, this graphic shows how these things can escalate. We’ve seen it happen already and should be aware.
Racism at Work in the UK (2021)
Up-to-date stats on UK workplace experiences of racism? Yes, please, though of course, it’s not surprising at all. Bottom line, it’s a growing problem. Sigh.
Black and Brown Skin
Remember the work of Chidiebere Ibe? This resource goes even further in building a database of how medical conditions present in those with Black and Brown skin. I see this as fighting medical racism, which is why it’s included here.
Now, over to you. What resources have you found most useful in your DEI and anti-racism work?
Thanks for reading,
Update: Wouldn’t you know it, just after I published this, I saw another cool version of the wheel of privilege.
© Sharon Hurley Hall, 2023. All Rights Reserved.
I am an anti-racism writer, educator and activist, Co-Founder of Mission Equality the author of “I’m Tired of Racism”, and co-host of The Introvert Sisters podcast.
Thank you so much for these resources!
Ms. Hurley-Hall, reading your newsletter entitled, DEI and Anti-Racism Resources - 2023 Update. Specifically about DEI power and privilege wheel which describes the workings of our society for the wheel is dynamic itself. Maybe because I am a visual learner, but I loved how the wheel is a dynamic, not static thing ,and it's flexibility- anyone can identify with it. It attempts to be inclusive which is a key concept in DEI. Another example if it's flexibility is how one can be marginalized in one category and powerful in another category. But what I like most in DEI is what it hints at:
If you’re a privileged and/or powerful person and you’re in the room with someone that isn’t, your job as an ally is to make space for them, amplify their voice, and listen. Tessa Watkins
In other words rich or powerful people have obligation to help others not as fortunate as themselves. I don't mean lobbying for lower corporate taxes, but support more tangible things, at least to the people who need help the most like sponsoring a community center or becoming a tutor.