AntiRacism Resources

updated August 2015.  Here’s a short list of outstanding, current antiracism resources for adults and older youth.  Click titles for more information/preview.

Online

In Five Steps for Using “Trip to the Grocery Store” to Talk about Race, World Trust offers a film clip and guide for small group discussion.  Other clips are available on their YouTube channel.

Mary Hess/Racial Justice Collaborative in Theological Education is developing this list of short videos available online.

DVDs

Cracking the Codes:  The System of Racial Inequity (World Trust).  Downloadable conversation guide and access to learning modules.

Mirrors of Privilege:  Making Whiteness Visible (World Trust).  Downloadable conversation guide.

What Makes Me White?  (A.M. Sands).

Race:  The Power of an Illusion (California Newsreel).  Downloadable discussion guide.  PBS online companion.

Traces of the Trade (P.O.V.).  Extensive discussion materials, including ideas for faith communities.

Racing Across the Lines:  Changing Race Relations through Friendship by Deborah L. Plummer (Pilgrim Press, revised edition with DVD).  Book includes exercises for personal reflections, group dialogue, and spiritual practice.

Books

Joseph Barndt, Becoming an Anti-Racist Church:  Journeying Toward Wholeness (Fortress, 2011) and Understanding and Dismantling Racism:  The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America (Fortress, 2007).

Paul Kivel, Uprooting Racism:  How White People Can Work for Racial Justice (New Society Publishers, 3rd edition, 2011).  Includes questions, exercises, suggestions for action.

Jennifer Harvey, ed., Disrupting White Supremacy from Within:  White People on What WE Need to Do (Pilgrim Press, 2008).

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2012).  A Study Guide and Call to Action is available.

Denominational Resources

The Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Antiracism Initiative features the DVD Becoming the Beloved Community.

The United Methodist Church has produced the video Truth and Wholeness:  Replacing White Privilege with God’s Promise.  A Leader’s Guide is downloadable.

Seeing the Face of God in Each Other, the antiracism training model of the Episcopal Church, is downloadable.

Sacred Conversation on Race is a United Church of Christ initiative.  The downloadable Resource Guide is supplemented with a series of two-page factsheets, also free to download.

The RCC also has a wide selection of resources on race and diversity for children.  Contact us for consultation.