Literature & resources

Literature &
resources

Take a look at my literature list on the topics of diversity, racism and discrimination.

Articles, podcasts and videos by and with Ellen Wagner

  • (Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell 2/2022):
    Wir dürfen Rassismus nicht dulden u.v.m. (german)
    Read
  • Spiegel Job & Karriere (2021):
    Hilfe von der Karriereberaterin. Mein Team verhält sich rassistisch. (german)
    Read
  • (Hays 2021):
    Position beziehen! Was wir gegen Rassismus am Arbeitsplatz tun können.
    Read
  • (tbd* 2020):
    Don’t Assume. Warum ein zweiter Blick in die Schublade lohnt.
    Read
  • Kopfsalat Podcast (28.7.2022):
    “Alle Menschen of Colour, die in der deutschen Arbeitswelt arbeiten, erleben Rassismus” (german)
    Listen
  • Halbe Katoffl Podcast (1.7.2022):
    Wurzellosigkeit, Schwarze und queere Spaces & Heilen nach Diversity-Workshops | Work-Edition (german)
    Listen
  • digital kompakt Podcast (13.6.2022):
    Diversity: “Was darf man eigentlich noch sagen?” (german)
    Listen
  • Making the workplace a better place with Rutta Mekonen (2022): #29 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Es geht ums Anfangen. Interview with Ellen Wagner of cross cultural bridges.
    Listen on Spotify
  • Itsaboutleadership Podcast (2021): #23 Veränderung: Gesellschaften verändern – was braucht es dafür? Ellen Wagner: Was braucht es, damit sich Gesellschaften in Bewegung setzen? (german)
    Listen
  • Fearless Culture Podcast by and with Jan Schleifer (2020):
    #53 Fearless Antiracist – Interview with Ellen Wagner on anti-racism, LGBTQI*. (german)
    Listen on Podbay
    Listen on Spotify
  • Tandem Nomads. Empowering Global Entrepreneurs (2020):
    TN182. How to find the confidence to speak up for yourself and feel empowered.
    Listen
  • Families in Global Transition (FIGT):
    Focus on Kindness. Why we need empowerment for a kinder world with Ellen Wagner.
    Video
  • Recordings “The Conversation Room” on anti-racism, empowerment, and diversity, equity & inclusion.
    Video

Literature recommendations in german & english Language

  • Anleitung zum Schwarz sein by Anne Chebu (german)
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Dear Discrimination by Wirmuesstenmalreden
  • Deutschland SCHWARZ WEISS. Der alltägliche Rassismus von Noah Sow (german)
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Bruce M. Patton, Sheila Heen
  • Empowerment als Erziehungsaufgabe: Praktisches Wissen für den Umgang mit Rassismuserfahrungen by Nkechi Madubuko (german)
  • Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum von Fatma Aydemir, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah and many others (german)
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • exit RACISM: Rassismuskritisch denken lernen by Tupoka Ogette (german)
  • Farbe bekennen by May Ayim (german)
  • Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia Birdsong
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
  • Mist, die versteht mich ja: Aus dem Leben einer Schwarzen Deutschen von Florence Brokowski-Shekete (german)
  • Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America by Sharmila Sen
  • On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay Mckesson
  • Plantation Memories: Episodes of Everyday Racism by Grada Kilomba
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris
  • Race after technology by Ruha Benjamin
  • Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society by John A. Powell
  • Schwarzsein in einer rassistischen Welt by Ijeoma Oluo (german)
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  • Sprache und Sein by Kübra Gümüsay (german)
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning & Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You by by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
  • The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph
  • The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations by Robert Livingston
  • The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
  • The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall by Alicia Garza
  • This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell
  • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins
  • Unapologetic. A black, queer, and feminist mandate for radical movements by Charlene Carruthers
  • Was weiße Menschen nicht über Rassismus hören wollen, aber wissen sollten by Alice Hasters (german)
  • We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword)
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States, edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price
  • You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience by Tarana Burke, Brené Brown
  • Anleitung zum Schwarz sein by Anne Chebu (german)
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Dear Discrimination by Wirmuesstenmalreden
  • Deutschland SCHWARZ WEISS. Der alltägliche Rassismus von Noah Sow (german)
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Bruce M. Patton, Sheila Heen
  • Empowerment als Erziehungsaufgabe: Praktisches Wissen für den Umgang mit Rassismuserfahrungen by Nkechi Madubuko (german)
  • Eure Heimat ist unser Albtraum von Fatma Aydemir, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah and many others (german)
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • exit RACISM: Rassismuskritisch denken lernen by Tupoka Ogette (german)
  • Farbe bekennen by May Ayim (german)
  • Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia Birdsong
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
  • Mist, die versteht mich ja: Aus dem Leben einer Schwarzen Deutschen von Florence Brokowski-Shekete (german)
  • Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America by Sharmila Sen
  • On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay Mckesson
  • Plantation Memories: Episodes of Everyday Racism by Grada Kilomba
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris
  • Race after technology by Ruha Benjamin
  • Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society by John A. Powell
  • Schwarzsein in einer rassistischen Welt by Ijeoma Oluo (german)
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  • Sprache und Sein by Kübra Gümüsay (german)
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning & Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You by by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
  • The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph
  • The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations by Robert Livingston
  • The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
  • The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall by Alicia Garza
  • This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell
  • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins
  • Unapologetic. A black, queer, and feminist mandate for radical movements by Charlene Carruthers
  • Was weiße Menschen nicht über Rassismus hören wollen, aber wissen sollten by Alice Hasters (german)
  • We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword)
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  • Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States, edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price
  • You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience by Tarana Burke, Brené Brown

Film and Documentary Recommendations

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay)—
    Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) —
    Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 —
    Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) —
    Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) —
    Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) —
    Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) —
    Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) —
    Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) —
    Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) —
    Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness —
    HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) —
    Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) —
    Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution —
    Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) —
    Available to rent for free
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) —
    Netflix
  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

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