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SAGE Video: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SAGE Video streaming collections are curated to provide a comprehensive teaching, learning, and research resource in each collection discipline. As a product team, we have clear commitments to showcasing a diverse range of content as well as representations of people and populations throughout these collections, and we also have commitments regarding platform inclusivity and accessibility. 

SAGE Video's core diversity, equity, and inclusion pledges are below. We will be open, honest, and clear about any areas in which we fall short and invite feedback from our customers and partners about this at any time. If you have comments or feedback, please direct them to

Our Pledges

Representing diverse communities. We pledge to be extra vigilant in our practice to publish video content, both originally produced and licensed by SAGE, which contains diverse communities of people, including BIPOC/BAME and different gender groups, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities. Our aim is for all our viewers to find themselves and their experiences reflected in our video content.

To place inclusive design and accessibility at the heart of our product design principles. We pledge to ensure our video platforms (SAGE Knowledge and SAGE Research Methods) are designed with inclusion at their hearts, avoiding designs that will exclude any user. We pledge to achieve high standards for accessibility for these platforms, specifically to maintain a minimum of WCAG AA conformance and Sections 504 and 508 compliance (Rehabilitation Act of 1973), so that our users are engaged and not excluded.

Showcasing a diversity of voices. We pledge to include a diverse range of voices and perspectives within our video content from across the academic spectrum to assist academic conversations and to heighten educational and research attainment for our end-users.

Encouraging a diverse and equitable referencing practice. We pledge to work with our video contributors to ensure that their content presentations cite or reference work from a wide range of scholarly sources, in particular the work of minority racial and ethnic groups, women, and other genders, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities.

Anti-racism and anti-discrimination. We pledge to continue to publish video content that promotes anti-racist and anti-discrimination scholarship and practice and educates viewers on the latest research insights into themes of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.

Dr. Ramani Durvasula discusses HIV and AIDS, and uses two case studies to examine the effects these diseases have on mental health. She also discusses the best techniques for the treatment of mental health concerns from HIV and AIDS. 

Dr. Qile discusses his research into the transfer of knowledge across organizational boundaries. He discusses what information can be transferred, how it is to be transferred, and what kind of benefits can accrue from the transfer. 

Race Representation in Film and Sports Media

Professor Richard Craig discusses race representation in film and sports media.

Social Work Case

Michael Dentato asks how you would advocate for and assist a transgender woman with her oppressive health care provider.

Using Technology in Education

Several teachers discuss various ways they use technology in the classroom and the benefits of that technology. They also explore the practical purposes and the future of technology in the classroom.

Bystander Intervention and Diffusion of Responsibility

This video explores the historical background, the psychological experiments, and the five-step helping process of bystander intervention and diffusion responsibility. Also, learn how to react if you are in an emergency situation, whether or not you are the victim or bystander.

Professor Richard Mansbach explains how identity-based conflicts can arise from religion, race, ethnicity, nationality, and other sources. He touches on several identity conflicts in the Middle East and in Africa, and points out that these conflicts are often misunderstood as interstate problems rather than identity-based problems.


Stephen Brown an English Coordinator at the Hove Park School, discusses student debate and the long-lasting growth, engagement, and intellectual confidence it can instill in students. By using cross-curricular skills students stay engaged and use their knowledge to create a reputable opening argument and closing argument.

Professor Maxine David discusses Russia's foreign policy. She defines the country's approach as a combination of both domestic and international contexts combined with an uncertain but historically proud national identity.

Professor Nicholas Clarke discusses his research into emotional intelligence and workplace learning. He defines emotional intelligence and the different ways emotional intelligence can affect leadership and productivity in an organization.

Gender Roles in Media

Professor Richard Craig discusses the portrayal of race and gender roles in film, advertising, music, and media in general.

The Chinese Are Coming

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt travels from Angola to Tanzania to explore China's growing influence on Africa. China has a significant presence in the construction, shipping, and mining industries, but individual entrepreneurs are also making inroads into local economies.

Advocating for LGBTQ Rights

Michael Dentato discusses the role of social work in advocating for LGBTQ rights.

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Shea Dunham works with Danielle and Jay, a married couple who have come to therapy to work on trust in their marriage over the course of five counseling sessions. Viewers will witness how clients change from session to session, how the approach to treatment changes over time, and how various therapeutic interventions are applied in different