Let's Talk About Race
Check out our collection of resources below and catch up on any sermons that you might have missed. We've included all kinds of mediums, including articles, podcasts, videos, and books to help you learn about issues of race and equality.
This website is the home of the United Methodist Church’s General Commission on Religion and Race- the group created to hold the church “accountable in its commitment to reject the sin of racism.” Here you can find:
- several online courses (for a fee) where you can learn about race from a biblical perspective and identify ways to practice anti-racism
- a series of video conversations with community members and church leaders on a number of topics: oppression, indigenous peoples, bilingualism, disabilities, LGBTQIA+, refugees, and the impact of COVID-19
- downloadable information and graphics
Racial Equity Tools is a site dedicated to supporting individuals and groups working toward racial equity. You can find links to news articles, research, and TED talks, along with downloadable reading and practical tips. The core concepts page is divided into the following topics:
This Implicit Association Test allows you to become aware of unconscious biases you may have toward or against certain groups of people, by measuring your response to paired sets of items.
This document is a compilation of anti-racism resources, created by a writer and a filmmaker in Spring 2020. Included are recommendations for books, podcasts, films, social media accounts, and organizations to check out.
- So You Want to Talk About Race - by Ijeoma Oluo
- A People’s History of the United States - by Howard Zinn
- White Fragility - by Robin Diangelo
- Stamped from the Beginning and How to be an Antiracist - by Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow - by Michelle Alexander
- Dying of Whiteness - by Jonathan M. Metzel
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria - by Beverly Daniel Totum, PhD
- The Color of Law: A forgotten history of how our government segregated America - by Richard Rothstein
- Blackballed: The Black vote and US Democracy - by Darryl Pinckney
- 13 th - Netflix documentary on the criminalization of African Americans and the US prison boom.
- Just Mercy- Movie based on the true story of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, as he defends a Black man on death row. Based on the book of the same name.
- Selma- Historical drama film, based on the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights.
- I Am Not Your Negro- A documentary about James Baldwin and his writings.
- Whose Streets- A documentary about the killing of Michael Brown and the Ferguson uprising.
- Code Switch- from NPR. Hosted by journalists of color, discussing how race impacts every aspect of society.
- 1619- from New York Times. An audio series detailing the impact of slavery in areas such as the economy, music, medical care, and land ownership.
- Intersectionality Matters- hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
- Pod for the Cause- from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights. Featuring conversations on democracy, values, and advocacy work related to current social issues and news.