OIE Diversity Newslinks


Diversity Newslinks is a web-based publication of the Duke University Office for Institutional Equity and provides up-to-date information related to issues of diversity, inclusion and cultural competence in healthcare, higher education and areas that impact our workplaces and communities. We cover a broad range of topics and provide a balance of theory and practical advice. Monthly book reviews are also included in each issue. Please subscribe to be notified when a new issue is released.

Featured Book


Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race

By Beverly Daniel Tatum, Phd

Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: September 4, 1997


The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism—now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. 
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Duke Spotlight


Deborah Jakubs

A Talk with Dr. Deborah Jakubs

Interviewed by Bob Crouch

In September, I asked Dr. Deborah Jakubs, the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs, several questions about her insights, thoughts, and feelings around diversity and inclusion. Dr. Jakubs, who became university librarian in January 2005, leads a system that both serves the Duke community and attracts scholars from around the world. The library system is comprised of six libraries, an extensive offsite high-density repository, and the Center for Instructional Technology.

Under Dr. Jakubs’ leadership Duke University Libraries rank among the nation's top 10 private research libraries, with nearly seven million volumes... Read more here.

Awareness Month


Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month


September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month!

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

The breadth of Latino/a experience is a vital aspect of America's rich and diverse past. The places explored here barely begin to hint at the varied ways their lives intersected with one another. Discover these remarkable stories preserved in our national parks and historic places... Read more here.

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