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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
Society

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…

Theological reflections on multi-religious identity

This article attempts to provide a theological assessment of multireligious identity, especially in the context of the Hindu-Christian encounters. The paper rests on recent post-colonialist literature on religion and assumes that the so-called…

Secular and Liminal: Discovering Heterogeneity among Religious Nones

This study examines the stability of religious preference among people who claim no religious preference in national surveys (i.e., religious nones). Using data from the Faith Matters Study, General Social Survey, and American National Election…

Understanding race: Are we so different? (Website)

This is a project by the American Anthropological Association that looks at race through three lenses: History, Science, and Lived Experience with videos and interactive timelines. It also has a Bibliography, Glossary and Resources (for families,…

Race: Why are we so different? (Videos)

It turns out that all the visible differences contribute to less that .1 percent! This is a short video produced by The American Anthropological Association (AAA) to encourage meaningful discussion about race. Race is a short with a long history in…

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Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

This is the abridged revision of Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself: U.S. Catholic Bishops Speak Against Racism.

Initially issued by the Committee on African American
Catholics in 2001, as a compilation of more than three dozen articles by bishops…

The Cruelty of the Color-Blind Theory of Race in Evangelical Churches

Williams discusses the color-blind theory of race. “The color-blind theory refers to racial neutrality. According to this view, the color of one’s skin does not matter because we live in a post-racial society—that is, a society that has moved…

The Immigrant's Fate is Everyone's

In this short essay, featured in Time's Reasons to Celebrate America special issue, the writer Nguyen asserts the power of choice in the shaping of an American identity. He writes: I am an immigrant. I am also a human being, an American, a…

Should the U.S. Provide Reparations for Slavery and Jim Crow?

This academic essay traces the major issues in the reparations arguments that began even before slavery ended and continue unabated today.

Colours of Resistance Archive

This is the archival website of Colours of Resistance! This collection of articles and resources documents the Colours of Resistance movement's history and help in advancing anti-racism analysis and organizing.

Colours of Resistance (COR) was a…

Racial Equity Tools / Racial Equity Library (Website)

The Racial Equity Tools Website Library hosts the Racial Equity Library with 1700+ resources (With registration for a free account). They include tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and…

Naming and Framing Anti-racism (Dismantling Racism Handout)

This is an exercise / activity to help advance racial justice in a long-term and sustainable way. It teaches naming and framing racism explicitly in organizing.

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Towards a Radical White Identity

In this 11 page essay, the authors offer an analysis of "the dynamics of race, power, privilege and the white supremacist system, the historical origins of whiteness, the diversity of experience of white people as it is impacted by class, geography,…

Race, Power and Policy: Dismantling Structural Racism

This is a workbook meant to be used in a weekend long session with followup to help people intergrate learning. Prepared for National People’s Action by the Grassroots Policy Project, the 38 page document contains an Introduction, 5 sections,…

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Behind the scenes at Rising Up With Sonali (Videos)

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Rising Up with Sonali is an independent daily 1-hour radio and television show. All their stories can be watched and listened from their website. This video is a 5 min look behind the scenes that describes how the daily radio and video show gets…

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Metaphor, Morality, and Politics Or, Why Conservatives Have Left Liberals In the Dust

This is an early and much abbreviated discussion of the themes in George Lakoff's book Moral Politics.

Published In Social Research, vol 62, no. 2 (summer 1995).

The Difficulty of Being Simone Biles

According to O'Neale, Simone Biles might be the best gymnast ever. But her hardest trick may have been tuning out issues of family and race. In doing so, the young Simone Biles is also emerging as a torchbearer, thought leader and inspiring role…

The Four Hijabs (Videos)

The Four Hijabs is an animated short film that uses an Arab-Feminist lens to explore the multiple meanings of four hijabs mentioned in 16 Quranic verses. The goal is to help American Muslims construct an anti-racist identity that does not oppress or…

Choose Your Own Identity

Bonnie Tsui in this essay in The New York Times Magazine describes her struggle to explain the concept of race vs. culture and heritage to her 5-year old son, triggered by his comment, "You're Chinese. I'm not. But I eat Chinese food." Tsui is a…

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In the USA (Art print)

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"When situations turn horrible and I find it hard to move on, I usually draw my way through it. .." So wrote Mary Engelbreit Licensed Studios and shared In the USA, an art print, made in the wake of the racial unrest in their hometown of…

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Beloved Illustrator Blasted By Fans Over Ferguson Artwork

In August 2014, Mary Engelbriet, the illustrator of many children's books and a line of greeting cards, posted a piece of anti-racism art on her Facebook page in response to the unrest that rocked her hometown, St. Louis–area town of Ferguson. The…

Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice

This is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice adopted in 1978.

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Code Switch : Race and Identity, Remixed (NPR) (Podcasts)

A team of journalists who claim they are definitely not post-racial! Fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting, they tell stories and spark…

Decoded (Videos)

This is a playlist of videos from the MTV News series “Decoded,” hosted by Franchesca Ramsey. Franchesca tackles race, pop culture, and other uncomfortable things, in funny and thought-provoking ways. Half sketch comedy, half vlog. New episodes…

Know Your People

Knowing your people entails developing a robust vocabulary and historical understanding of race, gender and other identity markers -- and these resources will help, writes Alaina Kleinbeck, the director of the Duke Youth Academy. Includes a list of…

Vocation: How does God call us to live out our faith?

This is a part of the Living Like They Believe series from Faith and Leadership (Duke University): 4 visual poems (videos) with accompanying lesson plans for participants and the facilitator, and the ways four ordinary people live out their Christian…

The Ever-Growing Gap: Without Change African-American and Latino Families Won't Match White Wealth for Centuries

Racial and economic inequality are the most pressing social issues of our time. In the last decade, we have seen the catastrophic economic impact of the Great Recession and an ensuing recovery that has bypassed millions of Americans, especially…

Talking to Kids About Racism and Justice: a list for parents, caregivers & educators (Oakland Public Library, Listen, Learn, Participate: a #BlackLivesMatter Resource Series)

This is a list with brief but helpful descriptions of children's books on race and justice arranged by reading level (Babies and toddlers, Pre-K-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th and up), articles (some with teacher and parent perspectives), videos and multimedia,…

Robin DiAngelo Website

This is the professional website of Dr. Robin DiAngelo, a scholar in the area of Critical Racial and Social Justice Education. She teaches at the University of Washington and is the Director of Equity for Sound Generations, Seattle/King County. Dr.…

Racial Justice Bibliography

A work of the Racial Justice Collaborative in Theological Education. These are print resources compiled by theological educators for use in a variety of faith community settings. The educators working on this bibliography come from multiple…

Project Implicit

This is the website of Project Implicit, a non-profit organization, founded by three university scientists in 1998. The website features a large number of Implicit Association Tests (IAT) that users can take about one's own social attitudes towards…

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Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise

This is the website of Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education. Here, Jane exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an…

Antiracism Postrace? (Videos)

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Anti-racism scholar Alana Lentin argues that postracialism is a simplistic misappropriation of the call to work to the end of race/racism since it does not believe that structures and strictures of race don't exist. Racism has come to mean everything…

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The Case for the Belhar Confession

This is a letter from the Rev. Dr. Jerry Tankersley, Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church to the Presbytery of Los Ranchos and the PC(USA) regarding his convictions about the Belhar Confession and why the church needs to adopt the Confession.

Redemptive Theology and White Racism

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In this paper, Rev. Dr. Stephen McCutchan, a retired PC(USA) pastor and author, asserts that predominantly white congregations have been infected by a cancer of racism that infuses their life and distorts their experience of the Gospel as they…

SACO - Subject Authority Cooperative Program (Website)

Library of Congress webpages to the Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO) which enables member institutions to submit subject heading proposals for inclusion in Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and classification number proposals…

Library of Congress to Cancel the Subject Heading "Illegal Aliens"

Executive Summary: In response to constituent requests, the Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress, which maintains Library of Congress Subject Headings, has investigated the possibility of cancelling or revising the heading Illegal…

Jan Edmiston: GA222 Co-Moderator reflections (Videos)

GA 222 Co-Moderator Reflections is a video series where Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), share weekly reflections each Wednesday in a video blog. This week Jan…

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Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico plays critical role in changing face of denomination

Theological education in the PC(USA) is shifting to support and embrace diversity. The denomination is increasing its efforts to become more global as well as to reach Latin@ populations through the historic partnership signified by the presence of…

Symbols of Unity: Material Multiculturism at World Youth Day

World Youth Day, celebrated from July 26th and 31st, 2016 is an international celebration organized by the Catholic Church and this year it brought an estimated 3 million pilgrims to Krakow, Poland. An important part of this celebration is the…