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What Racial Terms Make You Cringe?

This is the March 26, 2017 version of the Race/Related Newsletter from The New York Times, Some of the words that are aimed at are: Diversity hire. Ethnic. Exotic. Person of color. Urban.

In Pursuit of Antiracist Justice: Denaturalizing Whiteness in the Academic Library

This article examines racism and the culture of Whiteness in academic libraries in three major areas of public services: space, staffing, and reference service delivery. The authors perform a critical discourse analysis, drawing on critical race…

Women's March 2017 (Signs)

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A young girl carries a sign of why she marches (2017 Women's March, January)

One Church, One Book (GA Co-Moderators Website for Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving: A Study Guide by the Revs. Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston)

The Reverend Denise Anderson and the Reverend Jan Edmiston, Co‐Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have invited the church to read and discuss the book, Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the…

The Social Justice Phrase Guide

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The Advancement Project has partnered with The Opportunity Agenda to launch ‘Social Justice Phrase Guide.’ Summary from Advancement Project: Advancing a social justice agenda starts with being smart and deliberate in how we frame our discourse.…

Well Chosen Words! Inclusive Language with Reference to the People of God. Expansive Language with Reference to God.

Well Chosen Words - Inclusive and Expansive Language Resource.pdf
This is a tri-fold brochure of the PC (USA) that offers inclusive words, language, images and principles for inclusion and justice to all people, including the people of God in the PC (USA). “A concern for inclusive language bespeaks the church’s…

Bias Free Guidelines: PW /Horizons Stylesheet Addendum

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Bias Free Guidelines for writing with inclusive and socially just language. Written to help writers and editors of the award-winning PW magazine, Horizons, these guidelines have a golden rule: Identify a person the way she or he asks to be…

What is Anti-racism Survey? Survey and Report of Preliminary Results

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An online survey with one multiple choice and two definitional open ended questions about anti-racism and racism. Preliminary results of 41 responses.

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The Race Card Wall

About The Race Card Project, by Michele Norris
The Race Card Project encourages people to condense their observations and experiences about race into one sentence with just Six Words. Since it began in 2010, the Project has received tens of…

A Devotional Reflection on Race and Culture

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This is a short prayer guide by On Earth Peace, a non-profit organization (faith tradition of the Church of the Brethren, one of the historic peace churches).

Summary from the Guide: This prayer guide can be used individually or by a small…

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel

Paul Kivel offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples and advice on how white people can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to promote social justice. Uprooting…

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority by Ellen D. Wu (Publisher Record)

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The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the "yellow peril" to "model minorities"--peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile,…

The Costs of Racism to White People

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Paul Kivel presents briefly "the costs of racism to white people are devastating, especially to those of us without the money and power to buffer their effects." Includes a Costs of Racism to White People Checklist
to helps examine the costs of…

A Personal Response to Racism

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In response to questions about being political, Wanda Beauman's letter to the Anti-Racism Team draws on her personal experiences to "single out a few concepts ... to clarify examples about the focus of our committee’s discussion regarding racism."…

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first "post-national" country?

When Justin Trudeau said ‘there is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada’, he was articulating a uniquely Canadian philosophy that some find bewildering, even reckless – but could represent a radical new model of nationhood.

Terminologies of Oppression

From the About page: This page is generally maintained on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, which include the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations respectively…

Fielding The “What Are You?” Question

Anna Coats, Children’s Librarian at East Rutherford Memorial Library, Rutherford, New Jersey recounts a set of real-life conversations about the confusion her multi-ethnic and multi-cultural origins usually invoke. Coats, who is half Indian…

Asian-Latino Identity And Cultural Exploration Through Travel…And Food

Cynthia Mari Orozco, Librarian-in-Residence, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California writes about the role of food in her own identity. "Food is a powerful and subtle way in which communities share their culture, history, and identity…

More than enough: Embracing multiple identities

Alanna Aiko Moore, Interim Assistant Department Head for Information Services and User Education and Librarian for Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies for the Social Science and Humanities Library, University of California, San Diego, shares a…

How to support minorities during a wave of hate crimes

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Maeril, a Paris-based illustrator, film-maker and the creator of this guide writes: Following the model of my first guide about how to help when witnessing Islamophobia, here is a guide on how to be an ally to minorities in general: POCs, LGBTQIA+…

“A Sharp White Background”: Towards an Intersectional Church

Zora Neale Hurston's famous line " “I do not always feel colored…I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background" is used as a starting point to explore what it means to be white in America.

A Bystander’s Guide to Standing up Against Islamophobic Harassment (and Other Types of Harassment, Too)

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A Paris-based illustrator and filmmaker who goes by the handle Maeril on Tumblr has posted a short and helpful illustrated how-to guide (1-page) for bystanders who want to step in and help someone experiencing Islamophobic harassment in a public…

Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book’s subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in…

Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future

The main audience for this book are graduate students, writing teachers, and writing program administrators

A Call to Action by the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (Called to be “… doers of the word and not merely hearers …” (James 1:22a)

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In response to recent incidents of police shooting unarmed black men, the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has published a statement. Buddy Monahan and Thomas Priest Jr., chair and vice chair of…

Miss Understanding. Two Faiths. One Friendship.

On a dark and stormy night in November 2011 at a local mosque, a small group of Christians and Muslims were gathering for their first “Meet Your Neighbor” event. Sondos, a board member of the mosque at the time, was to co-emcee the event with…

Freedom from the Culture: Our Identity is in Christ

This blog post is adapted from Day 26 of the devotional and Bible study, Casa Charis: A Daybook of Freedom published in 2013. Coleman reflects on Galatians 5: 26 and the lessons of peace and freedom from the culture that the diverse cultures of…

Black Lives Matter: Race, Resistance and Populist Protest

10 page Syllabus for Fall 2016, Frank Roberst course, New York University. 6 Required Texts, 5 Required Films and list of Weekly Topics.

From the killings of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; to the suspicious death of activist…

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The Tapestry: My Anti-racism Story

After the Charleston AME church shooting, Anita Coleman felt called to start the Anti-racism Digital Library & Thesaurus.

Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow, at Union Theological Seminary (Videos)

Michelle Alexander's powerful call for America to be born again - to develop a new moral consensus in the US based on a movement of who we are as children of God. This is a call for a multi-faith, multi-cultural theology of liberation.

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The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space

A new book "Hidden Figures" documents the lives and accomplishments of NASA’s black “human computers” whose work was at the heart of the country’s greatest battles and this is an article on Smithsonian.com about it. "As America stood on the…

china-gringa, ch.1

An American Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) living in Columbia describes issues of racial/ethnic identity on her blog From Clamor to Timbre.

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Showing Up For Racial Justice

This is the website of Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) , a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of…

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Who Gets To Be 'Hapa'?

As the term, 'Hapa' which means 'part' grows in popularity, so does debate over how it should be used. Hapa, the author notes, is claimed by many multi-racial Asian Americans but it is also claimed by a growing sovereignty movement in Hawaii. So for…

Cultural Humility (Videos)

“Cultural Humility" is a four-part series of a new 30-minute documentary by Vivian Chávez, that mixes poetry with music, interviews, archival footage, images of community, nature and dance to explain what it is and why we need it.

The film…

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Reflections on cultural humility

Given the complexity of multiculturalism, it is beneficial to understand cultural competency as a process rather than an end product. In Children, Youth and Families News, August 2013. CYF News is the newsletter for the Children, Youth and Families…

The DNA Journey (Videos): Would you dare to question who you really are?

It’s easy to think there are more things dividing than uniting people. But humans have much more in common with other nationalities than you'd think. Momondo asked 67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test, and it turns out they have…

The Case for Scholarly Reparations

Race, the history of sociology, and the marginalized man – lessons from Aldon Morris’ book “The Scholar Denied”

Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms PDF Files

The Library of Congress is developing a new vocabulary, entitled Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT). To support use of the LCDGT, the Policy and Standards Division has published a draft Demographic Group Terms Manual, available in…

Social Media Conversations About Race: How social media users see, share, discuss race and the rise of hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter

The 35 page report discusses the results of a new Pew Research Center survey and three content analysis case studies of publicly available tweets. The survey found that there are significant differences in the way black and white adults use social…

#CharlestonSyllabus

Chad Williams, chair of the Brandeis University African and Afro-American Studies Department, conceived a new hashtag, #CharlestonSyllabus, to crowdsource a list that provides information about the history of racial violence in the United States, and…

William Wilberforce: His Impact on Nineteenth-Century
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William Wilberforce is remembered today mainly for his long Parliamentary campaign for the abolition of the slave-trade. He took up the cause of Africa and the West Indian slaves in 1786, and the Act of Parliament for Abolition finally received the…

Jesus Would Be Jim Crowed: Bishop Robert Lawson on Race and Religion in the Harlem Renaissance

This article first identifies Lawson’s place within clerical discourses of race in early Pentecostalism. The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, an interracial Oneness Pentecostal body, rent asunder over race in 1924 owing to Jim Crow laws and…

From Classical Tradition Maintenance to Remix Traditioning:
Revisioning Asian American Theologies for the 21st Century

In this chapter, Tan examines the implications of hybridities, multiple belongings, and multiple border crossings on Asian American theological reflections in twenty-first century United States. First, early Asian American theologies emphasized the…

Multiple Religious Belonging: Opportunities and Challenges for Theology and Church

The author first examines the growing phenomenon of multiple religious belonging by outlining the theology of religions known as “inclusive pluralism” which serves as its theological underpinning. Next he offers a composite sketch of multiple…