The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (The New Press, 2012) – there is also a study guide: The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau, 2015)
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving (Elephant Room Press, 2014)
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau, 2015)
Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community, by Leah Gunning Francis (Chalice Press, 2015)
Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, by the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas (Orbis Books, 2015)
Race in a Post-Obama America: The Church Responds, edited by David Maxwell (Westminster John Knox Press, 2016)
America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, by Jim Wallis (Brazos, 2016)
The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone (Orbis Books, reprint edition, 2013)
Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology, by Pamela R. Lightest (Pickwick Publications, 2015)
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, by Nancy Isenberg (Viking, 2016)
Articles, blog posts, and other resources:
Racial Justice Resources from Laura M. Cheifetz at her blog, Yes, I’m a Minister. No, I Don’t Have a Church:
Chapter 1: Disclaimers, Baby Steps, Intersectionality, and Critical Race Theory
Chapter 2: For Church Study, Feminist Work, & Theology
Chapter 3: News Sources & Organizations, Whiteness & White Supremacy
Chapter 4: History & Poetry
Chapter 5: Culture & Womanism
Advice for White Folks in the Wake of the Police Murder of a Black Person by Justin Cohen, shared by Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) on their Facebook page.
Lemonade Syllabus, a wondrous compilation of multi-disciplinary resources based around Beyonce’s Lemonade, including contributions from some members of our web ring, and even more members of our Facebook group.
The Anti-Racism Digital Library – “a clearinghouse for information resources about people, groups, and projects who are building inclusive and caring communities.”
#PulseOrlandoSyllabus – “a resource to understand our pain and grief, sadness and healing in the wake of the shooting at Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016. We are living through each other and within our collective knowledge of LGBTQ2S and QTPOC spaces.”
Conspire 2016: Everything Belongs – video recordings, with Richard Rohr and Christena Cleveland
White Privilege – Let’s Talk is a new curriculum coming from the United Church of Christ, featuring RevGal Traci Blackmon and recently previewed in a series of webinars now available as a set of free recordings from the Center for Progressive Renewal. The videos are archived here.
A Challenge to White Allies by Monica Raye Simpson, in which she describes ways to dismantle White Supremacy.
Marchae Grair, who works in social media for the United Church of Christ, offers ten ways to actively reject your white privilege.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McCormick (pdf).
70+ Race Resources for White People, at Scraping Raisins.
SURJ Faith (Showing Up for Racial Justice – Faith) believes that “faith communities are particularly positioned to lift up alternative visions for community that are rooted in love, justice, and collective liberation. White people of faith have a special responsibility to interrupt a process that seeks to mobilize our community against our neighbors of color.” Take a look at their Faith Action Kit.
The Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere – Los Angeles (AWARE-LA) is an all-volunteer alliance of white anti-racist people organizing to challenge racism and work for racial justice in transformative alliance with people of color. On their Toolbox page you’ll find documents including Towards a Radical White Identity (pdf).
(Thank you to Rev. Anne Dunlap for the photos on this page.)