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Dismantling Anti-Black Bias in Democratic Workplaces: A Toolkit

A 28-page guide of activities and prompts for guiding a team through recognizing anti-Black biases and creating plans for challenging and dismantling those biases.

From the AORTA site: When we participate in a democratic workplace or collective,…

White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives within LIS

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Whiteness—an ideological practice that can extend beyond notions of racial supremacy to other areas of dominance—has permeated every aspect of librarianship, extending even to the initiatives we claim are committed to increasing…

Archival Amnesty: In Search of Black American Transitional and Restorative Justice

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Archives as memory institutions have a collective mandate to document and preserve a national cultural heritage. Recently, American archives and archivists have come under fire for pervasive homogeneity - for privileging, preserving, and…

On "Diversity" as Anti-Racism in Library and Information Studies: A Critique

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Drawing on a range of critical race and anti-colonial writing, and focusing chiefly on Anglo-Western contexts of librarianship, this paper offers a broad critique of diversity as the dominant mode of anti-racism in LIS. After outlining…

Intersectionality Matters!

Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading critical race theorist who coined the term "intersectionality," Intersectionality Matters! brings the academic term to life. Each episode brings together lively political organizers, journalists and…

Why We Confuse Race and Ethnicity: A Lexicographer’s Perspective

Using dictionaries, this article traces the origins and use of the words 'race' and 'ethnicity' and our evolving understandings of racial categorization and cultural identity. Race is the older word and ethnicity the newer one. race was the preferred…

Diversity Style Guides for Journalists

"Should news outlets capitalize the word Black? Is it preferable to refer to someone as a person with autism, or as an autistic person? Should you explain the use of unconventional personal pronouns in stories? When do you use the term Indigenous and…

...From White Supremacy: Individualism w/ Erna Hackett (Podcasts)

Theology should give life, says Erna Hackett and the Christian theology with its western worldview and white supremacy has brought death to the millions it has marginalized and oppressed. This is one of a series of episodes in Reclaiming my Theology…

Racial Justice Resources, PC (USA), June 2020

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In the aftermath of the protests that erupted in the summer of 2020 these resources were made available and includes links to:
Statements from the PC(USA)
Policy Statements
Worship Resources
Recommended Books
Study, Training, and Discussion…

The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search For Family

Author Interviews: NPR. All Things Considered. 6-min listen (audio file, which can also be listened or read as transcript). A White Face With A Forgotten African Family. 2012.…

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

This is an important read for anyone who wants to get involved in anti-black systemic racism reform. Meticulously researched and footnoted with data. Ten myths busted and the solutions made crystal clear for the reform of structural racism in the…

Flint Fights Back: Environmental Justice and Democracy in the Flint Water Crisis

This book discusses residents and activists in Flint, Michigan working for water justice within environmental justice frameworks. The author highlights the emphasis on democracy moving citizen and activists toward justice. Open access book from MIT…

Leaking Talent: How People of Color are Pushed Out of Environmental Organizations

Report issued by Green 2.0 (formerly Green Diversity Initiative) discussing the lack of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color at every level of environmental organizations. The report explores factors that BIPOC identify as important elements for…

Water/Color: A Study of Race & the Water Affordability Crisis in America’s Cities

Report issued by The Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defence and Educational Fund outilining finding of a study on race and access to affordable water. Key issues discussed are water as a public good, barriers to Black homeownership,…

Being Anti-Racist

Website hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Includes essays and resources defining and discussing types of racism, methods for moving toward being anti-racist, questions for reflection, and…

Talking About Race

Website hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Website organized by subject and by audiences and their needs: Educators, Parents/Caregivers, People Committed to Equity.

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Whiteness

Website hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Includes essays and resources defining and discussing whiteness, white privilege, white supremacy, white identity, white nationalism, and white…

Cool Story: What does “cool” even mean in 2013?

Part 1 of a monthlong series on the history and future of cool. Excerpt: Cool has come a long way, literally. In a 1973 essay called “An Aesthetic of the Cool,” art historian Robert Farris Thompson traced the concept to the West African Yoruba idea…

Statement on Racism in the US and Anti-racism Resources

A joint statement by the Alliance of Baptists* as well as a document of resources compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein, "intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our antiracism work." * The organizations are:…

"Pollution is Segregated" Says the Father of Environmental Justice (Videos)

18 min. video.

The United States of America is segregated, and so is pollution. These words come from the so-called "father of environmental justice," Robert Bullard. As a sociologist in the 1970s, he shone a light on the fact that minority…

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White Silence is Violence.

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White Silence is Violence. Silence is Broken. Heather Thum-Gerber describes her experience on June 11, 2020, when she joined the protesters gathered with Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (LSURJ) to end white silence on the topic of racism.…

Reflections on Genesis 1:1-2:4a

A Bible study reflection delivered during worship by Zoom (virtual teleconferencing) on Trinity Sunday, 7 June 2020 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Louisville, KY. Key Bible Verse: "These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when…

A Pentecost Prayer: Beyond Acknowledging Privilege, Allyship, And Solidarity To Ending Systems Where “I Can’t Breathe” Never Happens Again

A prayer and call to action in the wake of the protests that erupted nationally and globally, on Pentecost Sunday, which fell on 31 May, 2020.

Redlining Louisville: Racial Capitalism and Real Estate

This is an impeccably researched history of redlining in Louisville, KY with maps. The About section contains the narrative history with quotes from books. The richly detailed sections of web-based maps that one can zoom in or out and manipulate in…

The Gateway to the South: Regional Identity and the Louisville Civil Rights Movement

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Develop Louisville: Redlining Lousiville (Open Data)

Redlining refers to the practice of denying loans in certain neighborhoods because of socioeconomic characteristics rather than physical, design, or structural characteristics.The Home Owner's Loan Corporation (HOLC) was created in 1933 to aid the…

Slavery in Early Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky 1780-1812

Founded by Virginia soldiers and settlers, Louisville was stamped from its earliest days by the institution of slavery, writes the monumental scholar, community leader, and Director of the UofL Pan-African Studies Program, Dr. J. Blaine Hudson.

What Can We Do In Times Of Crisis: Actions For Social Justice

Professor Debra Mumford's email to the LPTS community encouraging prayer and meaningful action using the Padlet and describing its use so indivdual action can make a collective impact and transformation.  Very often during times of crisis we wonder…

Anti-racism and Religion: Resources Recommended by Members of the Atlantis Discussion List

This is a shared Google doc listing of the resources contributed by members of the ATLANTIS Discussion List, in response to Megan Welsh's call for anti-racism books and information resources. Currently, Megan has the spreadsheet set so anyone with…

Statement from Leaders of Greater Louisville/Kentuckiana Higher Education Institutions

Accompanied by this letter: Dear Louisville Seminary Community: This afternoon (June 3, 2020), at 4:30 p.m., leaders of higher education institutions in greater Louisville and Kentuckiana will join protesters in Jefferson Square to stand in…

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

Syllabus Subtitile: How can we help students understand George Floyd's death in the context of institutionalized racism?Introduction: The United States has seen escalating protests over the past week, following the death of George Floyd while in…

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A Letter to LPTS: Message from Alton B. Pollard, III (Email)

A letter to the beloved community on 2 June, 2020 after a weekend of national protests, curfews (Including Louisville, KY).

When there is a knee on our necks, anger is an act of righteous resistance (Opinion)

A response to the nationwide protests about the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and uncountable others. The Rev. Dr. Alton Pollard, III is the President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Opinion Published in the…

TH 3223 Feminist and Womanist Ethics, (Prof. Pauw), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is the course syllabus for Prof. Amy Plantinga Pauw's TH 3223 Feminist and Womanist Ethics, taught during Spring 2020.Course description: This course will focus on the writings of contemporary womanist ethicists. These will be complemented by…

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TH 3663 Theologies of the Global South (Prof. Pauw & Prof. Kirkpatrick), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is the course syllabus for Professor Amy Plantinga Pauw and Professor Clifton Kirkpatrick's TH 3663 Theologies of the Global South, taught during Spring 2020.Course description: This course will examine recent theologies coming from Latin…

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Prepped: Coming of Age in Black and White America: A Memoir

The author is an Elder at Harvey Browne Memorial Pres. Church, Louisville, KY.  1373 - That's how many miles Veda was from home when she left her impoverished home to attend The Ethel Walker School in 1972. At 15, Veda found herself in a culture…

Race in the Prophets and Writings

This is an invited submission to Oxford Biblical Studies Online by Justin Reed, submitted February 2020. Exploring concepts in the Biblical texts of the Prophets and Writings, Reed discusses how the biblical texts intersect with some aspect of…

Can a Cushite change his skin?: An examination of race, ethnicity, and othering in the Hebrew Bible

Explores the ethnicity of the Cushites in the Hebrew Bible. This book uses historical critical methodologies in the exegesis of biblical passages containing references to Cush-related terms, often producing fresh interpretations of these texts. …

SM 2003, Research Methods and Practices (Garrett & Coleman), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

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This is a MAR (Master's in Religion) requirement; open to M.Div students as a General Elective. Purpose: The purpose of this course is to help students become better researchers and better writers. The research and writing skills gained here will be…

NT 4013 Evil, Suffering, and Death in the New Testament (Prof. Garrett), January 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is the course website for Prof. Susan Garrett's NT 4013 Evil, Suffering, and Death in the New Testament, taught during J-Term 2020. J-Term is an intensive 2-week, all-day classes term of study for D.Min students. Course description: In this…

How Should Christian Theology Be Anti-Racist?

Stephen Waldron in this short article discusses how "sometimes, [though,] our theological anti-racism is weaker than it should be because of a limited definition of what racism is. ... Racism isn’t mainly about hatred of others and separation between…

Inclusion: Making Room For Grace by Eric H. F. Law (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 2000)

Inclusion: Making Room For Grace by Eric H. F. Law (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 2000). 130 p.Contents: Introduction -- Now that faith has come : resisting the impulse to exclude -- The fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them -- Crumbs, leftovers,…

The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb : a Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community by Eric H. F. Law (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 1993).

The Wolf Shall Dwell With The Lamb : A Spirituality For Leadership In A Multicultural Community by Eric H. F. Law (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 1993). 131 p.

The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed: Developing a Multicultural Community Through Dialogue and Liturgy by Eric. H.F. Law (St. Louis: Chalice Press, c1996)

The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed: Developing a Multicultural Community Through Dialogue and Liturgy by Eric. H.F. Law (St. Louis: Chalice Press, c1996). 161 p.Subjects:Christianity and culture -- United States. Multiculturalism -- Religious…

Rise, Shine, Be Woke by Anita Coleman, Stephanie Patterson, Francena Willingham and others (Irvine, Calif.: Charis Research, 2018).

Rise Shine, Be Woke, By Anita Coleman, Stephanie Patterson, Francena Willingham, Ash Coleman.  (Irvine, Charis Research, 2018). [iv], 119 p. illus. Excerpt: 'I Quit Racializing Myself But My Church Did Not.'The Salt Collective.  Summary: The lived…

The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World by Brian Bantum (Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2016) (Series: Theology for the People)

The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World by Brian Bantum, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.  182 pages. (Theology for the People series) ISBN-10: 1506408885; ISBN-13: 978-1506408880Brian Bantum says that race is not merely an…

Can "White" People Be Saved? Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission by Love L. Sechrest, Johnny Ramirez-Johnson, and Amos Yong. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2018.

Can “White” People Be Saved? Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission. Edited by Love Sechrist, Ramirez-Johnson, and Yong (IVP Books, 2018). E-book available.From the Publisher's Book Website, Contributions by Willie James Jennings, Andrea Smith,…