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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,…

How we think about beauty and blackness can save lives

4000 words.  Longform article. In this article, Enuma Okoro drawing on her own experiences, history, and the U.S. philosopher Elaine Scarry's "lateral disregard" concept, she asks, "How much has been lost to the West by the refusal to see beauty in…

Groundings in anti-racism : racist violence and the 'War-on-Terror' in East London by Mohan Ambikaipaker ([Austin, Tex.] : [University of Texas], [2011] Ph. D. Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin 2011)

Provides understanding of Black and British anti-racism. "Black anti-racism is tacitly understood -- at least by its practitioners -- as having the goal of making public institutions and the powerful accountable and answerable to the commoner, in…

Against race : imagining political culture beyond the color line by Paul Gilroy (Cambridge MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001)

Against race : imagining political culture beyond the color line by Paul Gilroy (Cambridge MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001). 416 p.After all the “progress” made since World War II in matters pertaining to race, why are we…

The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness by Paul Gilroy (London, Versa, ca2007 reprint; Harvard U Press, 1995)

The Black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness by Paul Gilroy (London, Verso, ca2007 reprint;  Harvard University Press, 1995, ISBN 9780674076068, 280 pages).Paul Gilroy holds the Anthony Giddens Professorship in Social Theory at the London…

Agonistic Belonging: The Banality of Good, the “Alt Right” and the Need for Sympathy

Research article. Published in Open Cultural Studies 2019; 3: 1-14AbstractThis paper considers aspects of the rise of neo-fascist political sentiment across Europe. It suggests that an appropriate political response to those developments must involve…

The Public Sphere and the Anti-Racism Legal Protections in Brazil

Machado, Marta and Melo, Rurion S. and Silva, Felipe, The Public Sphere and the Anti-Racism Legal Protections in Brazil (April 15, 2008). Open access article available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1121021 or…

Black Lives Matter in Community Psychology

Black Lives Matter in Community Psychology by Dominique Thomas and Allana Zuckerman (open access article). Community Psychology in Global Perspective, v4 n2 (2018): 1-8 Members of the African diaspora have faced systemic anti-Black violence in…

Becoming-Black: Patterns and Politics of West-German Afro-Americanophilia in the late 1960s

In the late 1960s, African American culture and politics provided ‘lines of flight’ (Deleuze and Guattari) from outdated modes of subjectivity for many ‘white’ Germans; appropriating culture politics, and experimenting with forms of symbolically…

Whiteness and Public Theology: an Exploration of Listening

This article explores how whiteness continues to remain a problem when working towards a public discourse which seeks the common good. Recognising that a public sphere where all can participate as equals is a space available only to a certain class…

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as prophet for our time by Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe (Church Publishing Inc., 2019)

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time By Catherine Meeks & Nibs Stroupe. Church Publishing, Inc. 2019. 160 pages. ISBN 978-1-64065-160-9. This book is a reflection on Wells’ life and witness and on the power of race in the…

“You’re calling me a racist?” The Moral and Emotional Regulation of Antiracism and Feminism

Feminist researcher Sarita Srivastava highlights the differences between non-racist and anti-racist work. Non-racist work refers to a liberal colour-blind ideal of equality that wants to bypass differences through ignoring them. Anti-racism, on the…

No Ordinary Angel: celestial spirits and Christian claims about Jesus by Susan R Garrett (New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2009) (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library)

352 pages. A New Testament scholar compares ancient and modern stories about angels, and examines their relationship to Christology In this provocative, intelligent, and highly original addition to the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library, Susan R.…

Redeeming Mulatto: a theology of race and Christian hybridity by Brian Bantum (Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2016)

"Brian Bantum reconciles the particular with the transcendent to account for the world as it is: mixed. He constructs a remarkable new christological vision of Christ as tragic mulatto-- one who confronts the contrived delusions of racial purity and…

Of Faith and Fiction: Teaching W. E. B. Du Bois and Religion

Excerpt: For years, many people—including nearly all of Du Bois’s biographers—assumed that his critical comments toward Christianity coupled with a membership in the Communist Party, U.S.A. meant that he was agnostic or an atheist. However, one of Du…

The Conservation of Races by W.E.B. DuBois (Washington D.C., The Academy, 1897)

Full text available at Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31254

Unshackling the Imagination: J. Kameron Carter on Structural Injustice, Misery and Melancholy, and the Theology of Race (Podcast)

The Table (podcast - audio sound recording). 46 mins 39 seconds long.

Description from the host's site Center for Christian Thought, Biola University:

"So Jesus steps inside of that and lives a life of sheer life. And that itself was the…

Race: a theological account by J. Kameron Carter (Oxford, Oxford University Press, c2008)

xiv, 489 p. ; 25 cm. Contents: AcknowledgementsPrologue: the argument at a glance -- Prelude on Christology and race: Irenaeus as anti-gnostic intellectual Part I. Dramatizing Race: A Theological Account of Modernity: -- 1. The drama of race: toward…

The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race by Willie James Jennings (New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, c2010)

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Willie James Jennings. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010. 366pp. $35.00. ISBN: 978-0-300-15211-1.  Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighbourly love, failed in its…

Racism and Anti-racism in Europe by Alana Lentin (London, Anne Arbor, Mich, Pluto Press, c2004)

A comparative political sociology of anti-racism in Europe, showing the various discourses within this movement. Book Reviews, Arranged in Reverse Chronological Order, i.e. most recent first 2006.  Youlanda M. Gibbons, Contemporary Sociology 35(6)…

Caste, Class, and Race: A Study in Social Dynamics by Oliver Cromwell Cox (New York, Doubleday, 1948)

xvii, 672 pages. To download a digital copy of the 1959 edition or to browse online go to: https://archive.org/details/casteclassracest00coxoContents:PrefaceIntroductionProloguePart 1: CastePart 2: ClassPart 3: Race - begins with a chapter on The…

Toward a Definition of White Logic and White Methods

This is a chapter written by Tukufu Zuberi and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva from the book they edited titled White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology, and which was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2008. About the Book:Summary: With an…

What is Racial Capitalism and Why Does It Matter? (Videos)

Talk by Robin D. G. Kelley on "What is Racial Capitalism and Why Does It Matter?" recorded November 7, 2017 at Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Sponsored by the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities. ADL Editor's Summary: Robin Davis…

Becoming like Creoles : living and leading at the intersections of injustice, culture, and religion

Creolization offers a way of envisioning a future through interplay between cultural diversity, injustice and oppression, and intersectionality. Becoming Creoles prepares followers of Jesus to live in a world where injustice is real and cultural…

An Equity Profile of Orange County (2019)

121 pages. Extensives figures, illustrations, data drawn from Policy Link and PERE's Equitable Growth Indicators Database, U.S. Census and the National Equity Atlas. While the nation is projected to become a people-of-color majority by the year 2044,…

Identity in America

IdentityinAmericaMarch2019.pdf
Using American Census data and story-telling, Anita Coleman shares how an American Identity is also an Anti-racist Identity. The US Census categorizes people using skin color labels but we're under no obligation to do so (e.g. "white" and "black"…

The Anti-Racism Activist That History Forgot

In the Jim Crow era, an African-American newspaper owner - Nick Chiles - made a biblical case against racism.

The Myth of Equality (Videos)

The Myth Of Equality | Is It A Moral Responsibility To Think About Privilege? By Ken Wystma

Ken Wystma is part of a fun experiment exploring what a classical education in college means for Christian Discipleship. This is a video of his talk…

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Disrupting Racism: Next Steps (Presentation slides and text, Handout, Story with Lesson)

DisruptingRacismHandout.pdf
Educational Opportunity presented at The 2018 PW Gathering. Aug. 4th Anti-racism workshop / educational opportunity at PW Gathering 2018, Louisville, KY.

Description: This experience-based workshop will help participants gain a deeper…

Becoming the Beloved Community: Antiracism Resource Packet (short version)

PWBecomingBelovedShort.pdf
PW’s anti-racism resource packet created in 2010 is designed to help individuals and groups engage the issue of racism, both individually and collectively. Written and compiled by the PW Churchwide Coordinating Team Anti-racism Committee: Esperanza…

223rd General Assembly PC(USA): Anti-racism

AntiracismAtGA2232018OverturesAndActionsW1111Amended.pdf
Anti-racism related overtures from the 223rd General Assembly of the PC(USA), from the PC-Biz GA site, https://www.pc-biz.org. 150 pages. The help of Marney Wilde is gratefully acknowledged.  Thanks to Lemuel Garcia for sending me the amended version…

Embracing God's Diversity

EmbracingGodsDiversityFinalSBPWP.pdf
Language and images are powerful ways to practice anti-racism, bring social change, and dismantle racism. Yet, we continue to use color labels such as "white people" "women of color" and "blacks.” This often perpetuates divisions and guilt rather…

What Can We Do? Becoming Part of the Solution

AlanJohnsonWhatCanWeDO001.pdf
This is the last chapter in Allan Johnson's groundbreaking book, Privilege, Power, and Difference (2006). Allan's suggestion is deceptively simple. He suggests that each of us become aware of how we are privileged and contributes to the oppression…

On Being White ... And Other Lies

JamesBaldwin_On_Being_White.PDF
James Baldwin's essay published in Essence, April 1984

Using the Anti-racism Digital Library and Thesaurus to Understand Information Access, Authority, Value and Privilege

Coleman2017AtlaPaper.pdf
The new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, specifically the six threshold concepts about information mirror the experiences of the author as a researcher studying the representation of anti-racism in bibliographic information systems. …

The Process to Political Mobilization in Five College Capitalism: Forms of Antiracism, Personal Reflection and Community-Building

The Process to Political Mobilization in Five College Capitalism-thesis.pdf
A Thesis Presented by Caitlin B. Homrich, Submitted to the Graduate School of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS, February 2017, Department of Anthropology.

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So You Want to Fight White Supremacy

The violent and deadly system of white supremacy is defined: White supremacy is not just about hateful actions of individuals or groups of individuals. It is a system that puts the belief that white people are superior to others into practice and is…

Memo to White Feminists: It's Our Job to Dismantle White Supremacy - Now

We say we are horrified by racism, but we aren’t doing nearly enough to end it. Often, we even contribute to it. This article discusses the importance of dismantling white supremacy, specifies 8 different ways in which individuals can begin this…

Seeds: Newsletter of the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos (Fall 2017)

Seeds Newsletter-August 2017.pdf
Fall 2017 newsletter includes: Letter from the Moderator, Treasurer's Report, Fall Gathering Registration Form, Justice and Peace News, News from around the presbytery, and more.

Growing a Personal Anti-racist Voice and Identity

FinalPARVI.pdf
This is an 18-page 90 minutes anti-racism study about racialization. It includes a glossary with terms and definitions for 16 words, three poems, and several reflection questions. It can be done individually, with a friend, small group or large…

Theological Reflections with Teenagers in the Wake of Charlottesville

Dietrich Kirk and Andrew Zirschky are "white youth workers working in predominantly white contexts, where discussions of racism are all too rare (something that must change)." They denounce silence about white supremacy and encourage conversations…

Op: Ed How LAUSD successfully tackled the racial divide in 1969

In an op-ed to the Los Angeles Times daily newspaper, Paul Wallace and Joel Strom share their story of how two people, one black, one white, a dermatologist and a dentist are "products of the Los Angeles public schools, longtime residents of the…

White Flour (Website)

"When you're fighting hatred, hatred's not the thing to use. " White Flour is a masterful retelling and poetic recounting of the Coup Clutz Clowns real-life, humor-filled action against a hate group's march (real-life event on May 26, 2007 when…

Anti-racist Work Zones

AudreyThompsonAntiracistWorkZones.pdf
This is a thoughtful critique of anti-racist education. Using the free-ways metaphor Audrey Thompson notes the major ways in which anti-racism education is offered in the United States: Freirean Freeway; Hybridity Highway; Race Traitor tollway;…

Shared Values and Particular Identities in Anti-Racist Education

LawrenceBlumSharedValuesParticularIdentitiesAntiRacistEducation.pdf
Excerpt: In this essay, I would like to address some issues on educating about, and against, racism. Nationally prominent moral educators in the United States (such as those connected with the character education movement) have generally given…

On the Meaning and Necessity of a White-Anti-racist Identity

ApplebaumWhiteAntiracistIdentity.pdf
Excerpts from the article:

In this essay we argue not only that a positive, white anti-racist identity is possible, but also that it is fundamental to the success of any social justice
educational initiative. Central to our analysis is a…

Towards a Bibliography of Critical Whiteness Studies

Spanierman_Todd_Neville(2006)Whiteness_Bib.pdf
This was published as a booklet in 2006 and can be downloaded as a pdf.

The current online version its table of contents are given below. Every section has an introductory essay that describes the topic and scope of coverage along with the list…

Whiteness as Property

Harris-abridgedWhitenessAsProperty.pdf
Contents of this 15 page article include:
Cheryl I. Harris Poem for Alma (excerpt)
Plessy v. Ferguson excerpt

I. Introduction (a personal family story about passing)

II. The Construction of Race and the Emergence of White as Property
A.…