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Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity (EDI)

Outline of resources, collections and library initiatives related to key areas in Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

- Martin Luther King Jr., minister and civil rights activist

Library Titles

"Other people's diasporas" : negotiating race in contemporary Irish and Irish American culture

This book argues that as nonwhite immigrants began to comprise a significant portion of the Irish population during the Celtic Tiger years, issues of race, nationality and citizenship became increasingly being mediated through cultural representation of racial relations in the United States.

Critical Race Theory and Inequality in the Labour Market : Racial Stratification in Ireland

This book presents racial stratification as the underlying system that accounts for the differential in outcomes in the labour market. It employs critical race theory to discuss the operation, research, maintenance and impact of racial stratification.

Good White Racist?

Academic Kerry Connelly addresses her fellow white Americans, bluntly and searingly but not without snarky New Jersey humour.

Algorithms of Oppression : How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Drawing on six years of research, Safiya Umoja Noble discusses how the search engines that shape our engagement with the internet's vast sea of information reflect both the biases of their creators and the power structures of the wider world.

Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race

Bestseller from Reni Eddo-Lodge this book explores black history, the links between class and race, and race relations in the UK and beyond. (This book is available to borrow from the IT Carlow's physical library collection.)

Podcast Recommendations

Podcast Recommendations



The Black and Irish Podcast 

An RTÉ production where Black people in Ireland are giving a platform to discuss relevant issues, from dealing with racism in schools to what the music scene is currently like for Black Irish musicians.


Stories from People of Colour in Ireland

A podcast which spotlights Irish people of colour and their experiences.Éalú


About Race with Reni Eddo Lodge

A podcast where the author of the bestselling book Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race interviews anti-racist activists. 



NPR: Code Switch

Named Apple Podcasts' Show of the Year in 2020, this team from the National Public Radio agency of America take a multifaceted approach to discussing the effects of race on society.


Black and Bold

A podcast covering popular culture and various current issues, ranging from relationship advice to the effects of social media.