Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

Multiculturalism and Diversity: Literature

Nam, Vickie. Yell-Oh Girls!: Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American. Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (August 1, 2001)
Excerpt: "In this groundbreaking collection of personal writings, young Asian American girls come together for the first engage in a dynamic conversation about the unique challenges they face in their lives…these revelatory essays, poems, and stories tackle such complex issues as dual identities, culture clashes, family matters, body image, and the need to find one's voice.”
Wallace, Kendra R. Working with Multiracial Students; Critical Perspectives on Research and Practice. Publisher: Information Age Publishing; New Ed edition (September 30, 2004)
Excerpt: "The first part of the book…which raise theoretical and practical questions about researching topics related to race, ethnicity, and mixed heritage students.”
Dresser, Norine. Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc. (1996)
Excerpt: "Discover the answers in this incisive guise to etiquette for today’s multicultural society. This informative and entertaining book gives you the understanding you need, perfect words to say, and the correct behavior to use in a wide range of cross-cultural situations."
Zia, Helen. Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People. Publisher: Farra Straus and Giroux. (2000)
Excerpt: "An inspiring story of the struggles of Zia and diverse Asian Americans to transform themselves from ‘aliens’ into Americans"
Hale JR., Frank W. What Makes Racial Diversity Work in Higher Education. Publisher: Stylus. (2004)
Excerpt: "Dr. Frank Hale, Jr. has assembled some of the nation’s leading thinkers on the subject of inclusion in higher education. It is my hope that many will learn from this wisdom of these papers and implement the ideas contained therein on their campuses. It is important that they do so for nothing less than the future well-being of our nation is at stake."
Hitchcock, Jeff. Lifting the White Veil: An Exploration of White American Culture in a Multiracial Context.  Publisher: Crandall Dostie and Douglass Books (2002)
Excerpt: "Drawing upon his own experience as a diversity consultant and interracially married man, the author broaches the subject uniquely by developing the broader context of what it means to be white in America. …this book is written from the premise that people are more likely to be motivated to create something positive- a multiracial world- and it shows the role white people might play in a multiracial society.”
Dyson, Michael Eric. Is Bill Cosby Right? (Or has the Black Middle Class Lost its Mind?). Publisher: Basic Books (April 26, 2005)
Excerpt: "…Dyson counters Cosby's now-infamous attack on the black poor-first launched in April 2004 at an NAACP dinner celebrating the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education- with a dazzling defense of black parenting, education, and popular culture and a harrowing assessment of the social barriers that still oppress so many families.”
George, Nelson. Hip Hop America. Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (October 1, 1999)
Excerpt: "Hip Hop America is not the story of an embittered minority breaking out of the ghetto, or of a marginal culture, or of a passing fad. It chronicles a generation coming of age at a moment of extreme racial confusion- in these years since official apartheid was legislated out of existence and de facto segregation grew-that has been grappling with what equality means during the worst economic conditions for the underclass since the Depression. Hip hop is, as we'll see, the spawn of many things. But, most profoundly, it is a product of schizophrenic, post-civil rights movement America.”
Perry, Barbara. In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes. Publisher: Routledge (March 15, 2001)
Excerpt: "In 1990, then president George Bush signed into law the federal Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA), which mandated that the attorney general's office collect data on hate crime motivated by the victim's race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. This measure amounted to the public admission that this was not the "kinder, gentler nation” the president declared he sought.”
Bush, Melanie E. L. Breaking the Code of Good Intentions: Everyday Forms of Whiteness. Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. (July 28, 2004)
Excerpt: "I realize that, however big or small the privilege of any individual, the system of white supremacy offers little encouragement for questioning its cultural, ideological, and material base… This is a book about hope, understanding, about education and awareness, about commitment, and about humanity.”
Bucher, Richard D. Diversity Consciousness: Opening Our Minds to People, Culture and Opportunities. Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall. Second edition. (2004)
Excerpt: "Diversity Consciousness is clearly well researched. Rich Bucher has written it in a thoughtful manner so the reader can not only grasp the range and depth of a wide range of diversity concepts, but can also apply critical skills to address diversity issues we experience in everyday life."
Perry, Barbara. Hate and Bias Crime: A Reader. Publisher: Routledge; 1st edition (August 21, 2003)
Excerpt: "Whether motivated by race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexuality, hate crimes are perpetrated every day in and every state across the country. Hate and Bias Crime: A Reader is the first collection to bring together the essential literature on bias-motivated crimes by the most respected scholars in the field.” 
Levin, Jack and Jack McDevitt. Hate Crimes Revisited: America's War on Those Who are Different. Publisher: Westview Press (September 4, 2002)
Excerpt: "… these most- recognized authorities and media commentators reinterpret this scourge of our generation-hatred based on race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, and even citizenship.”