We've collected a library of resources and information that will be helpful in the conversation of racial reconciliation. We cannot endorse every word and image of every resource, but each are quality additions to the ongoing discussion and work.
Check Out These Books:
Below are a collection of books we think bring multiple perspectives that are important.
Around the Web
- Seeing whiteness: Exercises in understanding race by Reggie Williams
- The Privilege Walk: this activity is eye-opening and is best for diverse groups.
- Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation: "A six-session discussion guide to help all kinds of people take part in meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and policy change." Available in English and Spanish.
- Engagement Games/Activities: low, medium, and high risk games/activities to engage your church in race conversations; these games/activities can serve as a follow-up to viewing the film What’s Race Got to Do with It?
- Action Steps suggested action steps for youth, students, faculty, staff, administrators, etc.
- RACE: Are We So Different? Educational Exhibit :: A Project of the American Anthropological Association
- TEACHING TOLERANCE :: A PROJECT OF THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
- EdChange :: awareness activities; diversity awareness quizzes; handouts; social justice songs and quotes
Check Out These Video Resources:
Stories are great ways to share perspective. We've found these movies can be helpful in opening conversation with someone not like you.
- Get Out
- The Help
- Remember the Titans
- Glory Road
- Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
- Hidden Figures
- In the Heat of the Night
- School Ties
- I Am Not Your Negro
- American History X
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
- A Raisin in the Sun
- To Kill A Mockingbird
- This is England
- Gran Turino
- Same Kind of Different as Me
- Malcolm X
- The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This is Our Song (PBS 2 Part Series.)
- The Trail of Tears (PBS Documentary)
- The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross- Amazon Prime/PBS (6 episode series)
- The Chinese Exclusion Act- Amazon Prime/PBS
- The Color of Fear, Lee Mun Wah (1994, 90 minutes)
- Race - The Power of an Illusion, California Newsreel
(2003, three 56 minute episodes)
- What's Race Got to Do with It?, California Newsreel (2006, 49 minutes)
- Skin Deep, Frances Reid (1995, 53 minutes)
- Them and Us: prejudice and self-understanding, Learning Seed (2007, 23 minutes)
- How biased are you?, Discovery Channel (2004 & 2001, 45 minutes)
- Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, Katrina
- The danger of a single story, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (TED Talk)
- How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them, Vernā Myers (TED, filmed Nov 2014)
- Question Bridge “Question Bridge is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of black men from diverse and contending backgrounds and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine black male identity in America.”