Diversity, equity, and inclusion resources

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

SPOTLIGHT
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.

SPOTLIGHT
The Supreme Court and the Future of Women’s Rights

Dr. Chris Nemacheck joins student host Megan Cistulli to explore the history of women's rights in relation to the right to terminate a pregnancy and the role that the Supreme Court plays in determining their future.

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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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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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63%

Of Americans believe schools need to do more to support LGBT+ 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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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

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The Environment and You, 3rd edition

Authors Norm Christiensen, Lissa Leege, and Justin St. Juliana give us reasons to be hopeful about environmental challenges and focus on how we all change the world in directions that are truly sustainable.

Exploring Environmental Equity

Cornell University Senior Lecturer, Justin St. Juliana, explores social equity and the environemnt in the U.S. and globally with student host, Megan Cistulli.

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Food insecurity in 15 Minutes

Pearson author, Dr. Joan Salge Blake, joins student host Taylor King to explore how food insecurity is defined, what are the contributing factors, and its importance today.

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