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Diversity & Inclusion Resources

AALA is committed to increasing awareness of, knowledge of and sensitivity to diversity & inclusion within the legal management community and in the communities we serve. To assist in this effort, we have developed this resource page with content compiled from AALA members and the legal community at large. If you have additional resources that should be added to this page, please forward to the AALA Staff.


Resource Kits / guides

Black Attorney Affinity Group Allyship + Anti-Racism Resource Kit published by Cooley LLP

ALA Diversity & Inclusion Resources

ALA Diversity Toolkit

Anti-Racist Organizational Change: Resources & Tools for Nonprofits published by CommunityWise Resource Centre

Anti-Racist Organizational Development: Training & Resources published by National Juvenile Justice Network

Anti-Oppression LibGuide: Identifying our Biases published by New York Institute of Technology



Black Lives Matter: How Does It Affect Your Law Office? presented by Jason M. Murray, a Partner with K&L Gates in Miami, FL (ALA Webinar)

Social Unrest in America - ALA Roundtable Discussion (login & click ALA Roundtables link on this page)


"Class Divided" by Jane Elliott: 

Introductory article:

Quick video: (47 sec)

Full video: (53 min)

"Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man with Emmanuel Acho"

Episode 1: (9 min)

Episode 2: (White Allergies, 13 min)

Episode 3: (Seeing Color, 10 min)

Episode 4: (Reverse Racism, 7 min)

Episode 5: (Interracial Relationships, 13 min)

Episode 6: (White Parents, Raising Black Children, 16 min)

"Dear White Friends: You Need to Take a Side" by Patrice Washington (12 min)

"Systematic Racism Explained" by (4 min)

Critical Racial & Social Justice Education by Robin DiAngelo, PhD



What Biglaw Is Saying About The Unrest Sweeping The Nation by Kathryn Rubino (Above the Law)

On Being A Black American Biglaw Associate by Lauren E. Skerrett (Above the Law)

U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism by Laura Morgan Roberts (Harvard Business Review)

How Monique Melton Is Helping You Be An Anti-Racist by Janice Gassam (Forbes)

White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It's not. by Robin diAngelo (The Guardian)

Killer Mike urges Atlanta protesters 'not to burn your own house down' in emotional plea by Jay Croft (CNN)

Coronavirus reminds Asian Americans like me that our belonging is conditional by John Cho (Los Angeles Times)

Why Coronavirus Is Killing African-Americans More Than Others by Jamelle Bouie (The New York Times)

'It Could Have Been Me': Black Attorneys Reflect on George Floyd's Death and What Comes Next by Dylan Jackson (

3 Things You Should Not Say To Your Black Colleagues Right Now by Adunola Adeshola (Forbes)

Mentoring During the Pandemic by Ida Abbott (Ida Abbott Consulting)

Check in on Your Black Employees, Now by Tonya Russell (The New York Times)

Leading During Traumatic and Triggering Events by Diversity Equity Inclusiveness Consulting

Transforming Imposter Syndrome – It is a Two-Way Street by Rosalie Chamberlain (Rosalie Chamberlain Consulting & Coaching)

Amy Cooper in Central Park exposed the danger of birding while Black. But I've always known it. by Sandra Guzman (NBC News)

Maintaining Professionalism In The Age of Black Death Is….A Lot by Shenequa Golding (Medium)

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances Are They’re Not by Danielle Cadet (Refinery29)

How to not raise a racist white kid By Jennifer Harvey (CNN)

Dear White People: Do Something (More than a Movement)

Chase Bank Calls Cops on Black Mayor in His Own City by Jessica Bennett (Ebony)

Implicit bias may help explain high preschool expulsion rates for black children by Bill Hathaway (Yale School of Medicine)

For Black Professionals, Unrest Lays Bare a Balancing Act at Work by Te-Ping Chen (The Wall Street Journal)



White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (

Fearless Commerce


Workshops and Trainings

Racial Equity Tools: Training & Popular Education


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