Racial Equity Toolkit

As we strive together to make our world a more equitable place for all people, Alford Group values education as an important step in our DEI journey. The following resource hub is a non-exhaustive, ever-evolving compilation of books, articles, videos and more gathered from a variety of sources, including collaboration with colleagues and thought leaders across the philanthropic sector and beyond.

Overt discrimination, unconscious bias, cruelty and injustice based on race are historic, endemic and intersectional – inclusive of people with multiple identities. Though we embrace the broad range of diversities, Alford Group is focused on constructive leadership and assistance toward achieving racial diversity, equity and inclusion. However, these tools and strategies can be applied to foster equity around other types of diversity, including gender and sexual orientation.

Interested in speaking with us about DEI, our Culture of Equity Assessment, or other services? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us here.

Table of Contents

Section 1: What Everyone Needs to Know

Regardless of where you are on your DEI journey, these resources are valuable from the first to the fifteenth time you refer to them. We love these resources because they are engaging and easy to digest. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed at the breadth of DEI knowledge that’s out there, it’s okay – start here!

The Origin of Race in the USA


The Under Our Skin project – a video series discussing topics around racial equity from the perspective of real people


Immaculate perception: Jerry Kang at TEDxSanDiego 2013


Holy Post – Race in America


Racial Equity Tools Glossary


Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter for Nonprofits


Talking About Race: Being Antiracist



Section 2: Common Pitfalls to Avoid



Section 3: What Keeps You Up at Night?