Racism and Reconciliation

LEARNING RESOURCES

The history of racial injustice can be overwhelming, but we want to be a part a future that better reflects the Kingdom of God. Change takes time, and there is much to learn and discuss. Because of this, we want to provide resources for our people to wrestle with these issues. We hope this collection is helpful.

Books – Good Places to Begin

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation
by Latasha Morrison (WaterBrook, 2019)

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Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming our Ethnic Journey
by Sarah Shing (IVP, 2017)

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The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism
by Jemar Tisby (Zondervan, 2019)

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COMING

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Dear White Peacemakers
by Osheta Moore (Herald, forthcoming in January 2021)

COMING SOON!

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep us Apart
by Christena Cleveland (IVP, 2013)

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 How To Be An Antiracist
by Ibram X Kendi (One World, 2019)

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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness
by Austin Channing Brown (Convergent, 2018)

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One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love
by John Perkins (Moody, 2018)

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Roadmap to Reconciliation: Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness and Justice
by Brenda Salter McNeil (VP, 2015)

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Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World
by DA Horton (NavPress, 2019)

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Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice
by Eric Mason (Moody, 2018)

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Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism
by Carolyn B. Helsel (Chalice, 2018)

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Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism
by Drew Hart (Herald, 2016)

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The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right
by Lisa Sharon Harper (WaterBrook, 2016)

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White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to be White
by Daniel Hill (IVP, 2017)

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 Books – DEEPER DIVES OR SPECIFIC ISSUES

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
by James H Cone (Orbis, 2011)

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Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America
by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith (Oxford UP, 2000)

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Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation
by Miroslav Volf (Abingdon, 1996)

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Jesus and the Disinherited
by Howard Thurman (Beacon, 1976)

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson (Speigel & Grau, 2014)

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Movie based on the book is free to watch for the month of June on YouTube, Google Play and Amazon. 

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander (New Press, 2012)

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Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times
by Soong-Chan Rah (IVP, 2015)

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Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation
by David Leong (IVP, 2017)

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Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision For Justice, Peace and Healing
by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice (IVP, 2008)

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COMING

SOON

Tribe: Why Do All Our Friends Look Just Like Us?
by Sandra Unger (Fortress, forthcoming in September 2020)

COMING SOON!

 

 

Books – TEENS

Dear Martin
by Nic Stone

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For Everyone
by Jason Reynolds

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The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

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Also available on Video.

Just Mercy: Young Adult Edition
by Bryan Stevenson

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Also available on Video.

March
by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin 
Illustrated by Nate Powell

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Piecing Me Together
by Renee Watson

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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
by Steve Sheinkin

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi

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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide
by Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden

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A Wreath for Emmett Till
by Marilyn Nelson

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Books – CHILDREN

A Kids Book About Racism
by Jelani Memory

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Antiracist Baby
by Ibram X Kendri 
Illustrated by Ashely Lukashevsky

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Can I Touch Your Hair?
by Irene Latham & Charles Waters
Illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko

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Colorfull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us
by Dorena Williamson
Illustrated by Cornelius Van Writght & Ying-Hwa Hu

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Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America
by Deborah Diesen
Illustrated by Magdelena Mora

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God's Very Good Idea: A True Story about God's Delightfully Different Family
by Trilla Newbell
Illustrated by Catalina Acheverri

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Hair Love: A Celebration of Daddies and Daughters Everywhwere
by Matthew A Cherry
Illustrated by Vashti Harrison

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Let's Talk About Race
by Julius Lester
Illustrated by Karen Barbour

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Preaching to the Chickens
by Jabari Asim
Illustrated by E B Lewis

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Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial injustice
by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins & Ann Hazzard
Illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin

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The Undefeated
by Kwame Alexander
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lour Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Ekua Holmes

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We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
by Cynthia Y Levinson

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You Are So Wonderful
by Jacqueline J Lewin
Illustrated by Jeremy Tugeau

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FILMS & VIDEOS

13TH

A documentary film that explores the intersections of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the U.S. (Netflix 2016)

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CHRISTENA CLEVELAND AT THE 2017 JUSTICE CONFERENCE

Christena Cleveland, thejusticeconference.com

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HAIR LOVE

Short, animated film based on the children's cook.

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JUST MERCY

A film based on the true story of Walter McMillian who, with the help of defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction.  Free to warch for the month of June on YouTube, Google Play and Amazon.

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A KIDS BOOK ABOUT RACISM

A video reading of the children's book.

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RACISM IS REAL

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SEEING WHITE FRAGILITY

Animated Video

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SYSEMIC RACISM EXPLAINED

Animated Video

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TEACH US ALL

A film on the continued segregation of US Schools, available on Netflix.

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WHEN THEY SEE US

A Netflix mini-series on the 1989 Central Park jogger case and the five males of color who were falsely accused.

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PODCASTS

 

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CODE SWITCH

 

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SEEING WHITE

 

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SHALOM Y'ALL


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UNCIVIL

 

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HUMANITY ARCHIVE

 

 

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HISTORICALLY BLACK

 

 

 

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SCHOOL COLORS

 

 

 

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BLACKBELT VOICES

 

 

 

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BLACK HISTORY BUFF

  

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 WITNESS BLACK HISTORY

 

  

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 BLACK HISTORY YEAR

  

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NOIRE HISTOIR

 

 

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WEBSITES

 

BE THE BRIDGE

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BLACK COFFEE WITH WHITE FRIENDS

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DISMANTLING RACISM

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RACIAL EQUALITY TOOLS

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ROBIN D'ANGELO

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ACTIVITIES

INVISIBLE KNAPSACK

University or Michigan

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DIVERSITY BINGO

Dr. Marsha Fralick

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COMMON GROUND

College of Charleston

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I AM FROM

University of Minnesota

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NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM ACTIVITY

Ball State University

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