Camber Outdoors’ LEARN-ACT-CHANGE model begins with the first step of education. Our team has curated a Workplace Anti-Racism Reading List consisting of the top 6 titles to help leaders educate themselves and others on how to address racism, bias, and discrimination in the workplace.
Additionally, these books are perfect for company-supported book clubs and can also act as great discussion guides for workplace Employee Resource Groups.
Workplace Anti-Racism MUST-READ List
Inclusion, the New Workplace & the Will to Change
by Jennifer Brown
Award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown shares proven strategies to empower members of your entire organization to utilize all of their talents and potential to drive positive organizational change and the future of work.
Belonging at Work – Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate an Inclusive Organization
by Rhodes Perry
Belonging at Work empowers business leaders, change agents, visionaries, and those on their way to joining them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build inclusive organizations.
by Sweeny & Bothwick
Inclusive Leadership will help you drive culture change using organizational development principles. It takes you through the key components of leading change throughout the employee lifecycle, your supply chain, and through product development. Crucially, it will help you make a genuine impact on your business, through your people, both now and in the future.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Strategies for Facilitation Conversations on Race
by Hollins & Govan
Readers will learn how the dynamics of race show up in cross-cultural spaces, including the unique challenges faced by facilitators of color and white facilitators. In addition, we explore how to identify and counter white privilege in the dialogue between participants. Both novice and experienced facilitators will learn helpful strategies for leading conversations that result in people recognizing their role as change agents in ending oppression.
Diversity in the Workplace
by Bärí A. Williams
Tech executive Bärí A. Williams’s book is chock full of insightful interviews from business leaders. As Williams explains in the book, many companies are simply not aware that their ethical problems may actually be diversity problems. Diversity in the Workplace takes on topics like battling unconscious bias and provides concrete examples of professional successes that were either lifted up by diversity or temporarily obstructed by a lack of it.
Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience
by Laura Roberts, Anthony Mayo and David Thomas
Inspired by and developed in conjunction with the research and programming for Harvard Business School’s commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the HBS African American Student Union, this groundbreaking book shines new light on these and other timely questions and illuminates the present-day dynamics of race in the workplace. Contributions from top scholars, researchers, and practitioners in leadership, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, and education test the relevance of long-held assumptions and reconsider the research approaches and interventions needed to understand and advance African Americans in work settings and leadership roles.
We encourage our partners to purchase from black-owned bookstores. All books cited above have been linked to black-owned Eso Won Books. You can also visit other black-owned bookstores in your area and online.
If your desired book is sold out or unavailable, it can be found on our Amazon list.