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...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…

"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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#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…

#PulseOrlandoSyllabus

Compiled by librarians and teachers

Statement of Intention (June 16, 2016):

This living document exists as a resource to understand our pain and grief, sadness and healing in the wake of the shooting at Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016. We…

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…

A Devotional Reflection on Race and Culture

DevotionalReflectionOnRaceRacismCulture.pdf
This is a short prayer guide by On Earth Peace, a non-profit organization (faith tradition of the Church of the Brethren, one of the historic peace churches).

Summary from the Guide: This prayer guide can be used individually or by a small…

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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The Race Card Wall

About The Race Card Project, by Michele Norris
The Race Card Project encourages people to condense their observations and experiences about race into one sentence with just Six Words. Since it began in 2010, the Project has received tens of…

A Personal Response to Racism

BeaumanRacismResponse.pdf
In response to questions about being political, Wanda Beauman's letter to the Anti-Racism Team draws on her personal experiences to "single out a few concepts ... to clarify examples about the focus of our committee’s discussion regarding racism."…

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…

The Costs of Racism to White People

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Paul Kivel presents briefly "the costs of racism to white people are devastating, especially to those of us without the money and power to buffer their effects." Includes a Costs of Racism to White People Checklist
to helps examine the costs of…

On Being White ... And Other Lies

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James Baldwin's essay published in Essence, April 1984

Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparities in officer respect

AbstractUsing footage from body-worn cameras, we analyze the respectfulness of police officer language toward white and black community members during routine traffic stops. We develop computational linguistic methods that extract levels of respect…

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel

Paul Kivel offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples and advice on how white people can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to promote social justice. Uprooting…

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:…

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…

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).

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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

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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…

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…

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…

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)

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE FOR WOMEN’S CONCERNS.pdf
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…

A Common Word: Between Us and You

The ‘a common word between us and you’ initiative (acw) was launched on October 13th 2007 initially as an Open Letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars and intellectuals (including such figures as the Grand Muftis of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Oman,…

A Parent's Role in Cultivating Healthy Black Kids (Videos)

You might remember Lacey Schwartz from a clip from Little White Lie, a documentary about her childhood spent believing she was white. Now, Schwartz is on other side of her journey of uncovering her racial identity—married to a black man and raising…

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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.

A Review of George Lakoff's Women, Fire, And Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind

This is a review that can be read online for free (with registraton at JSTOR) of the ground-breaking and interdisciplinary work of George Lakoff. Lakoff draws from Philosophy, Language and a variety of diverse disciplines such as Anthropology,…

A Sampling of Books By or About White Anti-racist Activists and Organizers

A List of 13 books published between 1958 and 2002.

A Visual History of the U.S. Race Box: An interactive chart shows all the racial and ethnic Census labels from 1790 to 2010.

Over the last 200 years, as Americans became more and more diverse, the little boxes on the U.S. Census Bureau forms that attempted to classify people by race multiplied. A new interactive visualization released by the bureau shows all the racial and…

“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.

“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…

AAS201: Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (Spring 2013, CSUN)

This is the syllabus for AAS 201, an undergraduate course taught Spring 2013 at CSU-Northridge by Dr. Gina Masequesmay. Catalog Course Description Introduction to the process of critical thinking through the lens of race-based theories and selected…

Aboriginal Education and Anti-Racist Education: Building Alliances Across Cultural and Racial Identity

A critical race analysis could provide both Aboriginal students and their university student advisors with knowledge to understand and potentially challenge the effects and processes of racialization that have historically, legally, and politically…

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…

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…

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…

Alana Lentin's Blog and Website

This is the blog and website of Dr. Alana Lentin, a political sociologist and social theorist who works on the critical theorisation of race, racism and anti-racism. Lentin is also the author of Racism and Anti-racism in Europe (2004, Pluto Press)…

American Identities: Reflections and Provocations from SUNY-Fredonia and Students

These are student blog posts from AMST/ENGL 296: American Identities taught by Professor Bruce Neal Simon at SUNY-Fredonia (Spring 2006 - ?)

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,…