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Resources About Racism

God leads us to love our brothers and sisters without exception. That includes recognizing and defeating racism wherever we encounter it in ourselves and in our society. To be effective in this pursuit of equal justice, we have to become informed about how we and other people might be contributing to racism that hurts people of color. Listed below are books, articles, podcasts and videos that will help you understand how racism has infiltrated the hearts and minds of our nation-- even good people's hearts and minds. Let's open ourselves to learn and to empower change!

Books

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning : The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Tatum

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison

Online Resources

Allegories on race and racism | Camara Jones | TEDxEmory https://youtu.be/GNhcY6fTyBM

A Class Divided
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/class-divided/

Trevor Noah-George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_c

Making people aware of their implicit biases doesn’t usually change minds. But here’s what does work
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/making-people-aware-of-their-implicit-biases-doesnt-usually-change-minds-but-heres-what-does-work

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, by Emmanuel Acho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8jUA7JBkF4

You Can’t be Color Blind
https://ourepicblog.com/2020/05/10/you-cant-be-colorblind/

Netflix:

13th The Innocence Files When They See Us

Amazon Prime:

Just Mercy

Films:

Waiting for Superman

Rosewood