Racial Justice Resource List
Resources compiled by members of the Spiritual Formation Team
United Methodist Church website
Dismantling Racism: A Service of Lament, Repentance, Communion and Commitment – from the UMC Council of Bishops
The UM Conference is planning some events this summer: https://antiracisteveryday.com/7-day-antiracism-challenge/
The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin DiAngelo, PhD
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (King Legacy) Martin Luther King
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness – Austin Channing Brown
No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice – Shannon Craigo-Snell Recommended for church or religious groups. Looks at the role of allies in social justice movements and asks what works, what doesn’t, and why.
The Angela Project Presents 40 Days of Prayer: For the Liberation of American Descendants of Slavery produced by Simmons College
Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion Jonathon Wilson-Hartgrove
How To Be An Antiracist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy – Layla F. Saad, includes journaling exercises that help you delve into your own experiences and beliefs as a way of understanding white culture’s unconscious complicity in supporting white privilege.
Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care – Dayna Bowen Matthew
Jesus and the Disinherited Howard Thurman
The Cross and the Lynching Tree James Cone
Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America, edited by Catherine Meeks
Interview with Jonathon Wilson Hartgrove author of Slaveholder Religion: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/ordinarymystic/2019/05/jonathan-wilson-hartgrove-on-prayer-action-and-unlearning-racism/.
Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, talks about why it’s so hard for white people to admit to racism https://youtu.be/h7mzj0cVL0Q
“I Just Wanna Live,” sung by 12 year old Keedran Bryant:
13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin documentary) — rent or on Kanopy and Amazon Prime
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — rent for free in June in the U.S — Based on the book by Bryan Stevenson
Selma (Ava DuVernay) — rent for free in June in the U.S.
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — rent for free
When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:
Poetry Podcast with Tracy K Smith. Recent episodes feature black poets: https://www.slowdownshow.org/
Resmaa Menakem, interview with the author of My Grandmother’s Hands on the ON Being podcast with Krista Tippett www.onbeing.org
Other Compilations of Antiracist Resources:
Ibram X. Kendi – An Antiracist Reading List (2019)
Codeswitch list of books, films and podscasts (2020)
A reading list on race for allies who want to do better – WBUR
Hennepin Public Library – Black Lives Matter Book for Teens
CNET List: Nonfiction, fiction, children’s books, TV shows
16 books about race that every white person should read (2016)
Anti-Racism Resource page at www.tarabrach.com website with talks, meditations, reading lists and other recommendations for content that addresses the suffering of racism in our society
Anti-Racism Resource List from Tara Brach, Ph.D, psychologist, author and teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. Website contains talks, meditations, reading lists and other recommendations for content that addresses the suffering of racism in our society.