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Diversity and Multi-Cultural Issues

Does This Situation Describe Your Concern?

The Center for Work and Family Life is available to help in the following ways:

  • practicing better self-care
  • activating and expanding your support sytem
  • applying and integrating the information found in these book & web resources into your daily living
  • connecting you with providers or community resources that specialize in this topic

Please call CWFL to request personalized assistance on this topic

Our phone is 213-821-0800

Reading List Notations:

Green font indicates books that have been read by Center for Work and Family Life staff.

The Center does not specifically recommend or endorse any particular literature, nor does the absence of books from this list represent a recommendation against such works.

The Center for Work and Family Life would like to thank and give credit to the Stanford University Faculty and Staff Help Center, which was instrumental in helping to assemble this reading list.

Web Resources Notations:

The links listed are being provided as additional resources for you. Most of these are not affiliated with the Center for Work and Family Life.

Neither the Center, nor the University, is responsible for these websites, their content or the referral information they provide. As such, we encourage you to be an educated consumer in using the links to take you to the resources available for that topic.

If you have any questions, comments or find information on this page that is incorrect or no longer current, please contact us at (213) 821-0800 or at

Reading List

Funderburg, Lise (1994). Black, white, other. William Morrow and Company

Jones, Lisa (1994). Bulletproof Diva. New York: Doubleday

Russell, K., Wilson, M. and Hall, R. (1992). The Color Complex. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

McBride, James (1996). The Color of Water. G.P. Putnam's Sons

O'Hearn, Claudine Chaiwei (1998). Half & Half. New York: Random House

Root, Maria (ed.) (1996). The Multiracial Experience. SAGE Publications

Kaeser, Gigi (1997).Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Web Resources

USC Office of Equity and Diversity
The Office of Equity and Diversity investigates complaints by faculty, staff, students and applicants (for both employment and student admissions) who believe themselves to be harmed by sexual harassment or discrimination and harassment related to issues that have protected class status. The office represents the university to government agencies on those same matters. The Office of Equity and Diversity also investigates Title IX complaints against the university, as well as complaints of retaliation related to Title IX complaints.

USC Center for Women and Men
Through its educational programs, the Center fosters a better understanding of feminism, healthy masculinity and gender equity. Above all, The USC Center for Women & Men serves as a haven for students, staff and faculty. The Center fosters an environment that enriches the USC experience across lines of gender, race, ethnicity, class, ability and sexual orientatio