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Seeing White (Podcasts)

Series of 14 Episodes. Transcripts available. Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics.…

Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism (Podcasts)

53 mins Listen / Download Can we talk? Extended interview with Jennifer Harvey.Many white parents have never learned how to talk about race and racism with their kids. Silence perpetuates racism—but it can be hard to know how to start. This hour-long…

Waking Up White With Debby Irvine Part 1 (Podcasts)

30 minutes Listen. Download available. Debby Irving is a racial justice educator and author of the book Waking Up White. She talks about the way her world was shaken when she began understanding the extent to which her whiteness has been crucial to…

What do kids want to talk about (Podcasts)

34 minutes Listen. An episode from Code Switch. Excerpt: What do kids want to talk about when it's just them and their thoughts? That's the question NPR's education team has set out to answer with the Student Podcast Challenge since it launched last…

What's In A 'Karen'? (Podcasts)

23 mins. podcast (audio) from NPR CodeSwitch. The evolution of a nickname for a certain type of white woman. Here's an excerpt: "When I was growing up in the 1950s and '60s, Karen was a name that was everywhere — but in a different way than it is…

How to be an anti-intellectual

Book review of How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi (One World, 320 pp., $27.00). "A lauded book about antiracism is wrong on its facts and in its assumptions."

What Do We Mean by “Ethnicity” and “Race”? A Consensual Qualitative Research Investigation of Colloquial Understandings

Abstract: Lack of clarity and questionable congruence between researcher and participant understandings of ethnicity and race challenge the validity and impact of research utilizing these concepts. We aimed to both elucidate the multiple meanings…

What Census Calls Us

Interactive timeline showing different race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census, from the first one in 1790 to the latest count in 2020.

The Changing Categories the U.S. Census Has Used to Measure Race

Article from the Pew Research Center discussing the varying ways in which the U.S. government has counted Americans over time. Racial categories, which have been included on every U.S. census since the first one in 1790, have changed from decade to…

Arise My Fair One: Journeying with the Divine Beloved in Dark Times

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This is the text of a talk given by Dr. Wendy Farley at the Companions on the Inner Way Retreat, August 2020. 17 pages unnumbered. 5,146 words. Full Title: "Arise My Fair One:” Thoughts on Radical Compassion and Contemplation In the Work Against…

The Evolving Role of Presbytery after Christendom

History of the role of presbyteries in the PCUSA, UPCUSA, and PCUS.

Collective Responsibility: Seeking Equity for Contingent Labor in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

This white paper was produced as one of the outcomes of the first meeting of the IMLS grant-funded Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Position. In it, the authors describe their methodology for…

Soliciting Performance, Hiding Bias: Whiteness and Librarianship

Despite the growing body of research on our professional demographics and multi-year diversity initiatives, librarianship in the United States remains overwhelmingly white. The author suggests the interview process is a series of repetitive gestures…

Growing a Personal Anti-racist Voice and Identity

This online anti-racism study takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and may be done individually or in small groups. 15 pages. Contents include: Invitation, Prayer for Illumination, Outcomes Glossary Reading Discussion/Reflection Poetry…

Anti-blackness and Christian Ethics (Infographics)

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This is an image that was created for and posted on the E.M. White Library Facebook page (July 18, 2020). It is a book recommendation.Here's the text that accompanied the post. In recent years black love has emerged as the moral heart of racial…

The Cry of the Earth and The Cries of the Poor: An OFM Study Guide on the Care of Creation

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A beautifully illustrated 48 page guide that opens with the Canticle of Creatures. "The resource booklet which you are about to read is likewise an exhortation to be open to the world around us, to listen attentively to all those creatures who…

What is Ecotheology? (Videos)

Under 2 min video from Audiopedia. Provides a brief definition, meaning, and explanation of the ecotheology movement.

Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

Originally published in Portuguese, this edition is in English.  "In his latest work, the noted Latin American theologian Leonardo Boff extends the intuitions of liberation theology, showing how they contribute to answering urgent questions of…

Is It Too Late? A Theology of Ecology

Revised edition, 1995. Original edition published in 1972.This book was the first single-authored book that covered ecological ethics and theology. It discusses key philosophical, theological, and ecological issues for Christians and other concerned…

Racial Injustice: Why We Need to Act Now (Videos)

A personal story that illustrates what is environmental racism. NRDC’s Dawone Robinson discusses how social, political, and economic inequities lead to environmental injustice.

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Pentecost 2020, Liturgical Watercolor: Artist Statement

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Marcus Hong reflects Acts 2 chapter 2, the violent disruption of the original Pentecost, and today's Pentecost 2020 protests in support of Black Lives Matter. This is art-in-action, helping and inspiring us to action. Direct URL:…

Lift Every Voice and Sing, An Anti-racism Reader for Everyone: Art-In-Action | Faith-In-Action | Love-In-Action | Truth-In-Action | Witness-In-Action

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Writings, art, protest photos, prayers, reflections, statements, stories, and more from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary community all created in the first month - June - of the Summer of 2020 protests in support of BLM show how faith…

In Pursuit of Antiracist Social 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…

Achieving racial and ethnic diversity among academic and research librarians: The recruitment, retention, and advancement of librarians of color—A white paper

White paper offering recommendations that are a result of a review of the literature that builds on an ALA 2002 white paper, with a particular focus on empirically supported solutions, from the broader recruitment and retention literatures, and the…

Confronting Librarianship and its Function in the Structure of White Supremacy and the Ethno State

Rising socio-cultural and political tensions have helped increase awareness about long-standing structures of violence and abuse, as we have seen in the development and tumultuous expansion of the #MeToo movement. However, other significant…

Community Organizing

Description and how-to of community organizing for the cause for justice. Source URL: https://lptsstor.blob.core.windows.net/documents-library/docs/default-source/OA/ADL/ACowserCommunityOrganizingPresbyteriansToday.pdf

Jacob as Whiteness

Tyler Mayfield imagines the Old Testament character as whiteness.

The Long Hard Fight, A Freedom Chronicle

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John Randolph documents his protest and march experiences in Louisville, KY, the summer of 2020. Using his Christian imagination, he meditates on the meaning of Jacob’s wrestling encounter with the Divine for our modern struggle. Despite the pain,…

Coming Out Stories

Debra Mumford shares her coming out story. (2 pages)

Shrink the Ocean

In conversations about racial equity, Adrian Baker describes why 'shrink the ocean' is a better metaphor and powerfully action-oriented vision than building bridges for achieving equity, full inclusion, and justice.

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.

Subject areas…

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…

Three Pulitzer Prize winners discuss powerful stories of slavery, race, and resistance (Videos)

Streamed live and organized by Oxford University Press, during the June 2020 protests globally in support of Black Lives Matter, three Pulitzer Prize winners Nikole Hannah-Jones, W. Caleb McDaniel, and Jeffrey C. Stewart discuss their award-winning…

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…