The Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee believes that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are mutually reinforcing principles within any organization. A focus on diversity alone is insufficient because an employee’s sense of
belonging (inclusion) and experience of fairness (equity) is critically important in ensuring an equitable and inclusive workplace. We must never stop learning. Reading and listening are great tools to help us expand our awareness, improve our skills and move toward action. This is by no means a complete or exhaustive list, but we’ve pulled together some of our favorite books which our members have read and enjoyed. Our hope is that you enjoy these book recommendations as part of your personal and professional journey.

Book Title Author
America Is In The Heart: A Personal History (Classics of Asian American Literature) Carlos Bulosan
Asian Americans and the Media: Media and Minorities Kent Ono
Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii Candance Fujikane
Belonging At Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate an Inclusive Organization Rhodes Perry, MPA
Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces Karen Catlin/Sally McGraw
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People Mahzarin R. Banaji/Anthony G. Greenwald
City Within A City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, MI Todd E. Robinson
Confessions From Your Token Black Colleague: True Stories & Candid Conversations About Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Talisa “Tali” Lavarry
Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown Nyan Shah
Fifteen Dogs Andre Alexis
Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination Robin D.G. Kelley
How She Read Chantal Gibson
How to be an Anti-Racist Ibram X. Kendi
How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive Jennifer Brown
Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams Stefanie K. Johnson
Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change Jennifer Brown
Interior Chinatown Charles Yu
Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cathy Park Hong
No-No Boy (Classics of Asian American Literature) John Okada
Our Time Is Now Stacey Abrams
Parable of the Sower Octavia Butler
So You Want To Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo
Strangers From A Different Shore Ron Takaki
Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions Tiffany Jana/Michael Baran
The Culture Map Erin Meyer
The Harlan Renaissance Stories of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns William H. Turner
The Help Kathryn Stockett
The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity while Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work Laura Liswood
The Making of Asian America Erika Lee
The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace Lindsey Pollak
The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power Desmond Cole
The Song and the Silence Yvette Johnson
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Heather McGhee
They Said This Would Be Fun Eternity Martis
Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man Emmanuel Acho
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race Debby Irving
We Are Not Like Them Christine Pride/Jo Piazza
We Can’t Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics Mary-Frances Winters
White Fragility Robin DiAngelo
Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria Beverly Daniel Tatum

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