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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

"How does a college writing instructor investigate racism in his classroom writing assessment practices, then design writing assessments so that racism is not only avoided but antiracism is promoted?" In Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies, Asao…

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…

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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
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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