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diversity, equity, inclusivity & belonging

Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Belonging

NYS CCBH commits to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging by intentionally applying an anti-racism approach to elevate staff, children, families, and communities. We are fully committed to dismantling barriers, norms, and ideologies that reinforce a non-inclusive environment and policies/procedures that perpetuate white privilege.

Bible Study Group


The following resources were compiled by the CCBH Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee. To add a resource to this list, email

Host A Racial Healing Conversation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has created a tool kit for hosting your own racial healing conversation with friends and family.

Click here to download the Home Conversation Guide.


“13th” Directed by Ava DuVernay

“Traces of a Trade: A Story from the Deep North” Directed by Katrina Browne, Alla Kovgan, and Jude Ray

“Harvest of Empire” based on the book “Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America,” written by journalist Juan González. The film was directed by Peter Getzels and Eduardo López


PBS three-part documentary entitled The Power of an Illusion

Redlining Overview Clip from PBS documentary The Power of an Illusion 

Bridging: Towards a Society Built on Belonging from HAAS Institute

Black Parents Explain How to Deal with the Police


Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, Author: Juan González

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, Author: Richard Rothstein

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Author: Michelle Alexander

Between the World and Me, Author: Ta-Nehishi Coates

The Other Wes Moore, Author: Wes Moore 

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, Author: J.D. Vance

The Color of Wealth, Author: Barbara Robles, et. Al

Dog Whistle Politics, Author: Ian Haney Lopez

Hope and Despair in the American City, Author: Gerald Grant

Notes of a White Black Woman, Author: Judy Scales-Trent

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum

Environmental Racism and the Rise of Environmental Justice, Author: Luke W. Cole

White Like Me, Author: Tim Wise

My Beloved World, Author: Sonia Sotomayor

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Author: Matthew Desmond


Blog Posts/Online Resources

RACE – The Power of an Illusion – Interview with Alan Goodman

What is “Racism” by Dr. Laura Morlock (AnythingGood.Com Blog) 

Ahem, about that Sombrero… by Maria Anglin/Associated Press

The Black Presence in the Bible: Uncovering the Hidden Ones by Onleilove Alston 

Historical Foundations of Race – National Museum of African American History & Culture


Herd Invisibility: The Psychology of Racial Privilege

Authors: L. Taylor Phillips and Brian S. Lowery 

Racial Equity Tools

A CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity from PolicyLink

Racial Equity Impact Analysis Training

Partner Websites

Breaking Barriers – Boys & Young Men of Color

Cities United

Race Forward – The Center for Racial Justice Innovation

Policy Link

W.K. Kellogg Foundation – Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT)

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