Inside Out: The Equity Leader's Guide to Undoing Institutional Racism
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About the Author
Caprice D. Hollins is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years' experience facilitating workshops on race, racism, and race relations and teaching graduate courses, including 20 years as Associate Professor with the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. After serving as the first Director of Equity and Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools, she co-founded Cultures Connecting, culturesconnecting.com, providing professional development, keynotes, leadership coaching, and consulting services to organizations seeking to effectively engage in race conversations and dismantle institutional racism. Caprice holds a master's in arts and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Multicultural and Community Psychology. She is co-author with Ilsa Govan of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race. Her experience as a multiracial woman from a diverse family background provides a unique lens for her twin passions of anti-racism and social justice. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
This book picks up where many workshops end and offers a plan for sustained [diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging] work. Containing important strategies for leaders who are making long-term efforts to dismantle their own institutional racism, this is highly recommended.
--Library Journal, starred review
Caprice Hollins brings years of experience and nuance to her work guiding a wide range of organizations towards greater racial equity. In this practical and engaging handbook, she shares her expertise, taking readers from preparation to follow-up, at the personal, group, and institutional levels. In so doing, Dr. Hollins provides organizations an invaluable resource.
--Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism
A brilliant tool! Dr. Hollins' masterful instructional style gives us the necessary insight, wisdom, and compelling information to influence our understanding, shift organizational behavior, and inform our path to racial healing.
--Debra Robinson Baker, MA, organizational development practitioner, equity and social justice instructor
This is an excellent resource for anyone engaged in trying to move an organization towards equity and justice. The practical advice, examples, suggestions, and guidelines provide a toolkit for organizational and community change. Do the exercises, learn from the examples and you'll have what you need to jump right into the work. As Hollins writes "this work... is about learning so we can take action to make change." This book is essential for your racial equity work.
--Paul Kivel, educator, activist, and author, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
This book is filled with wisdom and a wealth of information born out of years of extensive, hard-earned experience. I couldn't think of a more qualified author than Dr. Caprice Hollins. A practical resource and foundational toolkit, Inside Out is for every person committed to the work of racial justice, equity, and inclusion. It is a must-read for anyone who is tired of organizations "pimping diversity" and is ready to do the real work of dismantling institutional racist practices so all people can thrive. I highly recommend it!
--Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, author, Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice
Now Dr. Hollins has created an invaluable resource for those seeking knowledge and skills on how to actively engage in the field of social justice. The book is accessible, personal, engaging, and informative. Those committed to social change will leave the book invigorated and better prepared for the vital work Hollins calls us all to do.
--Eddie Moore Jr., PhD, Founder/President, The Privilege Institute
An accessible, practical, and generous guide, Inside Out takes the guesswork out of building an anti-racist organization.
--Michelle MiJung Kim, award-winning author, The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change
This is a great guidebook for anyone engaging in anti-oppression work. Caprice shares how her personal experiences have led her to this work and uses past research to help readers understand the ways that structural inequities exist in the United States. Inside Out provides a plethora of strategies to navigate barriers and challenges that arise when engaging in DEIB work, and invites readers to develop a necessary framework to guide them in anti-oppression work.
--Janice Gassam Asare, PhD, anti-racism consultant, writer, educator