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Multicultural Resources

Multicultural Competency

A Training Resource
By James J. Messina, Ph.D.

Resources for Multicultural Competencies
Multicultural Competencies


135 Racial Equity Resources for Education, Professional & Community Development, Health, and Civil Rights from College at:

African American Odyssey

African American Studies of the University of Pennsylvania

AfriGeneas - This site introduces African American resources, including a beginner's guide, slave data, state resources, worldwide resources, surname data, etc

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library

Asian American Studies

Asia Society

American Indians Health at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Indian Health Services

American Indian Studies of California State Long Beach


American Indians WWW Virtual Library  


Hispanic Online


Hispanic Research Center of Arizona State University


Latin American Network Information Center of the University of Texas


Latino USA Radio Journal

Su nombre es Hoy? His/Her N
ame is Today  

Understanding Islam-Brief Illustrated Guide

Nation of Islam

Social Justice Awareness Online Resources

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care

American Civil Liberties Union


Anti-Defamation League

Basic Needs and Racism

Citizens Rights and Racism Citizens Rights and Racism

Davis, F.J. "The Nation's Rule, Who is Black?: One Nation's Definition." 1991: 1-16. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 

Feminist Majority Foundation

FINIMPACT: Support LGBTQ-Owned Small Businesses at:

Freedom Rings: The LGBTQ Addiction Recovery Blog

Greenpeace International

Griffin, John. "Hawai'i's Ethnic Rainbow." Opinion. 14 March 2004. Honolulu Advertiser.

How Discrimination Affects the LGBTQ Population

Human Rights Campaign


Internment of Japanese Americans

Intersectionality and Racism

Justice and Racism 

Kamiya, Gary. "Cablinasian Like Me." Salon. 30 April 1997


Lockhart, Janet, and Susan M. Shaw. Writing for Change: Raising Awareness of Difference, Power, and Discrimination. 2002. Teaching Tolerance.


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


National Organization for Women


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Race, Human Rights and Worldwide Issues

Race, Racial Groups and Racism

Race Racism and the Law


Simon Wiesenthal Center

Southern Poverty Law Center

Teaching Tolerance 


Wright, Lawrence. "One Drop of Blood." The New Yorker. 24 July 1994. Alachua Freenet.

Library Reading List for Social and Cultural Competencies

African Americans Perspectives

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Bantam, 1979.

Angelou, Maya. Now Sheba Sings the Song. Dutton, 1988.

.Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. J. P. Lippincott Co., 1937.

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. Washington Square Press, 1972.

Morrison, Toni. Song of Solomon. Penguin Books, 1987

Walker, Margaret. Jubilee. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1966.

Walker, Alice. The color Purple, 1982.

Asian American Perspectives

Amirrezvani, Anita. The Blood of Flowers. Little, Brown and Company, 2007.

Chu, L. Eat a Bowl of Tea. University of Washington Press, 1979.

Kikumura, A. Through Harsh Winters. Chandler & Sharp, 1981.

Kingston, Maxine Hong, The Woman Warrior. Vintage, 1977.

Lum, Lucy. The Thorn of Lion City. Public Affairs, 2007.

Su, Frederick, An American Sin, Bytewrite LLC, 2001


Hispanic Perspectives

Baker, H. A. (Ed.). Three American Literatures. Newberry House, 1982.

Gonzalez, Juan. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, 2001

Moraga, C., & Anzaldua, G. (Eds.). This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical

Murray, Yxta Maya.  Locas: A Novel

Paternostro, Silvana. In the Land of God and Man: A Latin Woman’s Journey. 1999.

Suro, Robert. Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America, 1999.

Steinbeck, J. Tortilla Flat. Viking-Penguin, 1977.


Native Americans Perspectives

Brown, Dee. Buried My Heart at Wounded Knee. New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1971.

Kroeber, Theodora. Ishi in Two Worlds. University of California, 1976.

Momaday, N. Scott. The Way to Rainy Mountain

Moon, W. L. H. Blue Highways: A Journey into America. Fawcett Crest, 1982.

Neihardt, J. G. Black Elk Speaks. Washington Sq. Press, 1959.

Storm, H. Seven Arrows. Ballantine Books, 1972.

Welch, James. Fools Crow, 1987

Welch, J. & Stekler, P. Killing Custer: The Battle of Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians, 2007

Books Related to Social Justice:

Carnes, Jim. Us and Them: A History of Intolerance in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.


Finzi, Roberto, and Maud Jackson. Antisemitism: From Its European Roots to the Holocaust. New York: Interlink Books, 1999.


Herbst, Philip. Talking Terrorism: A Dictionary of the Loaded Language of Political Violence. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003.


Johnson, Allan G. Privilege, Power, and Difference. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, 2001.


Matas, David. Bloody Words: Hate and Free Speech. Winnipeg: Bain and Cox, Publishers. 2000.


Matsuda, Mari J., Charles R. Lawrence III, Richard Delgado, and Kimberlè Williams Crenshaw. Words that Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech, and the First Amendment. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, Inc., 1993.


Miller, Casey, and Kate Swift. The Handbook of Nonsexist Writing for Writers, Editors and Speakers. New York: Lippincott & Crowell, Publishers, 1980.


Pulera, Dominic. Visible Differences: Why Race Will Matter to Americans in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Continuum, 2002.


Shaw, Susan M., and Janet Lee. Women's Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings. 2nd ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2004.


Sloan, Lacey M., and Nora S. Gustavsson, eds. Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1998.


Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1993.


Zakim, Leonard P. Confronting Antisemitism: A Practical Guide. Hoboken, New Jersey: KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2000.