Resources on Race and Privilege

updated June 2017

Here is a list of resources on race and privilege gathered from our partner churches.  Contact us with your recommendations.

Cracking the Codes:  The System of Racial Inequity is a film with a Conversation Guide from World Trust.   A Trip to the Grocery Store is a free vignette from the film, accompanied by a discussion guide.
World Trust offers a series of film clips with discussion questions on racism and on justice and healing.  See their YouTube channel.
World Trust also offers How to Talk to Your Kids about Race, a two-hour home study with film clips, activities, and resources.

Raising Race Conscious Children is a resource for talking about race with young children.

The Families All Matter Book Project from AMAZE focuses on diversity issues, including race/ethnicity.  The FAM Early Childhood Anti-Bias Curriculum also uses picture books.

The Conversation We Must Have with Our White Children is a post from Courtney Martin of On Being.

Teaching about Race, Racism and Police Violence is a collection of resources from Teaching Tolerance.  Their Anti-Bias Framework includes four modules.

The Elephant in the Room: Conversations about Race with Youth is a series of videos with Evelyn Parker from Yale Youth Ministry Institute.

Engage from The Institute for Youth Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary supports conversation with youth on contemporary topics, including race and mass incarceration.

Take the 30 Day Race Challenge from Jody Wiley Fernando.

Xenophobia and Racial Justice is a small group series from ON Scripture – The Bible.

In Under Our Skin, a video project from The Seattle Times, 18 people explain what terms like “microaggression” and “white fragility” mean to them.

Covenantal Restoration is a 12-film series on race and faith from The Work of the People.

Vital Conversations on Racism with Robin DiAngelo is a video from the UMC with discussion guide and quiz.  The General Commission on Religion and Race provides more videos and discussion guides.  More resources are available on DiAngelo’s website.  She speaks here on How white people prevent racial justice, and what they can do about it.

Holding Up Your Corner (Abingdon) is a DVD study with F. Willis Johnson.  Facilitating Difficult Conversations is an excerpt.

The UCC has released White Privilege – Let’s Talk.  The Center for Progressive Renewal hosts companion webinars.

And Who is My Neighbor is a study on racial equity from Lutheran Social Service of MN.

Trinity Institute 2016 provides videos on racial justice with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Kelly Brown Douglas and others.

ChurchNext offers online classes on racial justice with Michael Curry, Kelly Brown Douglas, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, and Jennifer Harvey.

Highlighting specific issues of inequity, What is Systemic Racism? is a short video series from Race Forward.  The Racial Justice Collaborative in Theological Education has curated a list of short videos and other digital resources.

Center for Courage & Renewal supports Telling Our Stories in Trustworthy Spaces.

Showing Up for Racial Justice provides a Faith Action Kit.

I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary about James Baldwin, directed by Raoul Peck.

13TH, a documentary from Selma Director Ava DuVernay, recounts the history of racism in the United States and the creation of the prison industrial complex.

Race – The Power of an Illusion is a documentary exploring the assumptions we hold.

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack is a classic essay by Peggy McIntosh.

Short films from SALT include Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survivial, I Have a Dream, and Strange Fruit.

Facing Racism resources from the PC(USA) include study materials on The Confession of Belhar.

Popular Books
Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
study materials from Young Clergy Women Project
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?  by Beverly Daniel Tatum:  updated edition will release September 2017
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, see study guides
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Dear White Christians by Jennifer Harvey
A Good Time for the Truth:  Race in Minnesota
Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G.I. Hart
support for discussion from RevGalBlogPals
Ferguson and Faith by Leah Gunning Francis
The Third Reconstruction by William J. Barber II
Forward Together by Barber
Stand Your Ground by Kelly Brown Douglas
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone; study guides available
But I Don’t See You as Asian:  Curating Conversations on Race by Bruce Reyes-Chow
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis
White Rage by Carol Anderson
White Like Me by Tim Wise:  see recent video
Fear of the Other by William Willimon
The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
Children’s Books that Tackle Race and Ethnicity, from the New York Times
A Bibliography on Prejudice, Tolerance and Diversity from Storypath
Black Lives Matter booklist for children,
for teens and for adults, from the Hennepin County Library
What Writers of Color Say We All Should Read Now, from the StarTribune