Diversity and Equity
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) is committed to providing learning and working environments that ensure and promote diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. People of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and abilities are valued, welcomed, and included in all aspects of our organization. GCCCD strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.
For information on GCCCD Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and procedures, or employee and applicant demographics, please see the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) site.
Professional Development Learning Resources
These Professional Development learning resources are some that have been recommended by colleagues to help understand these complex issues.
Articles and Videos
How Racism Harms White Americans – a lecture by Historian John Bracey
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Yellow Peril: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear by John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats
The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee
Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism by Shannon Sullivan
Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege by Shannon Sullivan
Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans by Ronald Takaki