Diversity, equity, and inclusion resources

Resources for more meaningful conversations about diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives

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Pearson Presents: A history of protest movements

Nearly a decade after the #BlackLivesMatter movement first began, Dr. Clayborne Carson of Stanford University reflects on African American protests throughout history and today with student host Jaylen Brown.

81%

81% of people in 4 countries believe that schools should teach students to live in a multi-racial society.

Why is affirmative action so controversial and do we still need it?

Find out why affirmative action exists and how it influences social equity now. 

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Fighting for racial equality: A conversation between generations

Civil rights foot soldiers meet anti-racism activists of today. How do they each approach the struggle for equality?

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Interpreting the First Amendment: Regulating protest in Minnesota

Learn how protests in Minnesota are challenging locals’ understanding of protest and the constitution. 

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Perspectives on racism: A salute to solidarity

Watch how team members come together and embrace the #TakeAKnee protest started by Colin Kaepernick.

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The African-American Odyssey, 7th edition

Authors Darlene Clark Hine, William C. Hine, and Stanley C. Harrold give a clear overview of black history, instilling in students an appreciation of the central place of African Americans in US history.

Hine, The African American Odyssey, 7th edition

77%

Globally believe bias and discrimination are still holding women back from finding work.

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Women, work and what’s next

Pearson’s Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Florida Starks, shares her perspective about the pandemic’s impact on working women and how organizations can step up to support them.

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A candid conversation about sexual aggression and violence

Sexual harassment and violence have always been present but are only recently garnering significant public attention. This film is a candid conversation about sexual harassment and violence.

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Real talk on Supreme Court reform

Pearson author Dr. Christine Nemacheck and Pearson Presents student host Delaney Henson explore today's judiciary landscape and the high-profile lawsuits stemming from the presidential election.

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Pregnancy and mental health during the pandemic

Dr. Michele Davidson helps us understand how prenatal care has shifted during the pandemic, as well as how changes to our lifestyles will bring conversations about mental health to the forefront. 

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63%

Of Americans believe schools need to do more to support LGBTQ+ students.

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Sociology: Structure and change

Author Jodie M. Lawston focuses on the relationship between social structure and agency, showing how your world shapes individuals and how individuals in turn can shape the world.

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Meant to be Maddie

In this video, learn the emotional journey of Maddie, a nine-year-old transgender girl who lives in North Carolina, a state central to the transgender “bathroom bill” debate.

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A debate in Washington state

This film takes us to Washington state, the forefront of one of the most important legislative battles for transgender equality laws and where, since 2015, the state’s anti-discrimination laws have included gender identity. 

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GLOBAL LEARNER SURVEY
Access and mental health

According to the Pearson Global Learner Survey, 69% of students say pandemic disruptions have contributed to anxiety, stress, and mental health issues. Learn how mental health and accessibility are connected, why it matters more than ever, and what educators can do about it.

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UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY ISSUES
Where Neurodiversity and Tech Meet

This session, hosted by Pearson Senior HR Manager, Kevin Lyons, explains neurodiversity, explores the talent within neurodiversity, and the intersection of neurodiversity with technology.

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Sociology Structure and Change

Chapter 17.3.2 “Disability”

In this section, author Jodie M. Lawston describes the role of social structure in determining what is defined as a disability. Lawston explores the Americans with Disabilities Act and provides real-world examples of actions taken to inspire social change.

Lawston, Sociology: Structure and change

We are committed to advancing society’s understanding of disability equity. Come back soon for a slate of content from experts, authors, and leaders on disability equity and accessibility. 

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