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Diversity Resource Links

African American Resources:

  • NAACP
    NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) has striven to Ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

  • ASALH
    ASALH - The Mission of ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) s to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.            

Asian American Resources:

  • Asian-Nation
    Asian-Nation - your one-stop information resource and overview of the historical, demographic, political, and cultural issues that make up today's diverse Asian American community. You can think of Asian-Nation as an online version of "Asian Americans 101."

  • Asian American Studies Center
    Asian American Studies Center - enrich the experience of the universities by contributing to an understanding of the long neglected history, rich cultural heritage, and present position of Asian Americans in our society

  • AskAsia
    AskAsia - a comprehensive site that provides information and news about the Asian community 

Disabilities Resources:

  • Cornucopia of Disability Information
    Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI) - It really is! Everything you ever wanted to know.

  • National Council on Disabilities
    National Council on Disabilities - NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities

  • NOD
    NOD (National Organization on Disability) focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resources:

  • CenterLink
    CenterLink exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.

  • UNF LGBT Resource Center
    UNF (University of North Florida) LGBT Resource Center Mission is to provide valuable education and resources for the entire campus community with a commitment to advocacy, equality, respect, and support for LGBT students, faculty, and staff.

  • Gay Center
    The Gay Center provides a secure place to come together and plan, share knowledge and expertise, and to shape our future as a vibrant community in New York and around the world.

Latino/Hispanic Resources:

  • CMMR (Latino/Hispanic Resources)
    CMMR (Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research) Sites and articles listed here are not necessarily endorsed by the CMMR; they are listed for informational purposes only. Full text articles and resources are also provided. 

  • DOI.gov
    DOI.gov (Department of the Interior) Hispanic Resources provides over 40 resource links.

  • Univison
    Univison provides articles and resources that could help students keep up to date on immigration status issues.

Native American Resources:

  • CMMR (Native American)
    CMMR (Native American Resources) Sites and articles listed here are not necessarily endorsed by the CMMR; they are listed for informational purposes only. Full text articles and resources are also provided.

  • NativeWeb
    NativeWeb - A collective project of many people, with the vision of embracing ancient teachings and modern technology.

  • USDA NAL
    USDA NAL (United States Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Library)  Contains links to Native American organizations, planning tools, case studies, funding programs, federal, state and local contacts, statistical data and online publications.

Religious Resources:

  • The Facets of Religion
    The Facets of Religion - A comprehensive site featuring information on and documents supporting 10 different religions such as Hinduism, Judaism, and Buddhism.

  • The Interfaith Alliance
    The Interfaith Alliance - The Interfaith Alliance offers a mainstream, faith-based agenda committed to the positive role of religion as a healing and constructive for in public life. 

Women's Resources:

  • Human Rights Watch
    Human Rights Watch: Women's Rights - Millions of women throughout the world live in conditions of abject deprivation of, and attacks against, their fundamental human rights for no other reason than that they are women. This website looks at current issues and news about women's rights worldwide.

  • NOW
    National Organization for Women - NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

  • Women's eNews
    Women's eNews - is the definitive source of substantive news--unavailable anywhere else--covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy. It enhances women's ability to define their own lives and to participate fully in every sector of human endeavor.

Arab American Resources:

  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
    The ADC is committed to:
    • Empowering Arab Americans;
    • Defending the civil rights of all people of Arab heritage in the United States;
    • Promoting civic participation;
    • Encouraging a balanced U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and;
    • Supporting freedom and development in the Arab World.
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