- Bryan Stevenson says Americans Can’t Heal from Racist Past Unless We Talk About It. Attorney Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, explains at a faith forum why he believes the nation can’t heal until it faces and talks about its ugly racist past.
- The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible. Charles Eisenstein at Wanderlust’s Speakeasy. “The world outside of ourselves isn’t truly outside.” – Charles Eisenstein
- The Liturgists Podcast. Episode #34. Black & White: Racism in America Michael Gungor and Science Mike talk with Propaganda and William Matthews about race, racism, white supremacy in America. Additional readings on the topic are listed.
- Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart and Christena Cleveland at CRU15 Conference. Cleveland‘s passion is to help people engage in the work of justice and reconciliation. Using social psychological insights, theological frameworks, and practical applications, she equips people – from head to heart to hands – to do the work of unity and reconciliation.
- America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America by
- Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation by Jennifer Harvey
- Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. Christena Cleveland (2013).
- Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America. Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith (2000).
- Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- and Cold-Climate Cultures. Sarah Lanier (2000). Foreign to Familiar is a well researched work on cultures. Sarah Lanier’s love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better connect with them.
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Bryan Stevenson (2015).
- The More Beautiful World That Our Hearts Know is Possible (Sacred Activism) by Charles Eisenstein.
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg
- Roadmap to Reconciliation: Moving Communities into Unity Wholeness and Justice. Brenda Salter McNeil (2015).
- Who Switched Off My Brain: Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions. Dr. Caroline Leaf (2007).
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
CHILDREN’S BOOKS & PARENTAL ADVICE
- All the Colors We Are/Todos los colores de nuestra piel. Kissinger
- The Colors of Us. Karen Katz (2002)
- Shades of People. Rotner
- The Skin You Live In. Tyler
- Lee & Low Books is a multicultural children’s book publisher whose books emphasize the richness of today’s culture.
- Usborne Books. This List was compiled by Shayla Epps, Consultant.
- A Young People’s History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series).Howard Zinn and Rebecca Stefoff
Your Children See Color—and It’s Beautiful! Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Talk About It by Lucretia Carter Berry
- Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn by Erin Winkler
- Raising Race Conscious Children: A Resource for talking about race with young children.
- What White Children Need to Know About Race by Ali Michael and Eleonora Bartoli (2014)
Even Babies Discriminate: A Nurture Shock Excerpt. Bronson & Merryman. (2009)
Reading, writing, & (overt) racism: Is that the new “normal” in our schools? by Lucretia Carter Berry
- When the Rules Are Fair, But the Game Isn’t. Jost, Muktha; Whitfield, Edward L.; Jost, Mark (2005)
- Trevor Noah. Live at the Apollo–London. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah’s personal perspectives and cultural analysis as expressed through his comedic voice will leave you laughing at the absurdities of race.
FACILITATED WORKSHOPS & INTERACTIVES
- In NC, Dismantling Racism Workshops are available through:
Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ) is collaborative leadership group formed by the Juvenile Judges of North Carolina’s 26th Judicial District that brings together judicial officers, systems’ experts, service providers and community partners who have set an agenda to reduce the disproportionate representation of and disparate outcomes for children and families of color in the juvenile justice system. Their mission is to build a collaboration of community stakeholders who will bring their constituencies to the table and partner in the Court’s effort to reduce disproportionality and disparities.
The Racial Equity Institute (REI) is an alliance of trainers and community/institutional organizers who have devoted themselves to the work of understanding disparities and disproportionality in order to create racially equitable organizations and systems. In contemporary society, the impact of race shapes the outcomes of all institutions. The trainers and organizers of the Institute help individuals and organizations develop tools to challenge patterns of power and grow equity.
- Be the Bridge to “Racial Unity” Guide “Be the Bridge” to Racial Unity is a community of people with common goals to see healthy dialogue around the topic of race, influence racial reconciliation within our communities and become bridges-builders of awareness. The guide is designed to help foster relational unity, through conversations that would lead to healing through racial reconciliation.
- I’m Not Racist!…Am I? is a feature documentary about how this next generation is going to confront racism. The film’s unique focus on kids and family immediately grabbed our attention. The film is part of a larger initiative – Deconstructing Race – developed by TheCalhoun School to create a multimedia platform to get young people, their teachers and their families talking – and doing something – about structural systemic racism.
- Skin: The Movie. SKIN is one of the most moving stories to emerge from apartheid South Africa. Sandra Laing is a ‘black’ child born in the 1950s to white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry. Her parents are rural shopkeepers serving the local black community, who lovingly bring her up as their ‘white’ little girl. But at the age of ten, Sandra is driven out of white society. The film follows Sandra’s thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world – and triumphs against all odds.