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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…

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…

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…

"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…

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…

PCUSARacialJusticeResourcesJune2020.pdf
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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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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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…

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…

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…

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:…

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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. 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.…

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 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.

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…

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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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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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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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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…

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…

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. …

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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…

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…

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). 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). 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). 161 p.Subjects:Christianity and culture -- United States. Multiculturalism -- Religious…

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.  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. 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,…

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…

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…