Anti-Racism Resources from CMF Members & Friends
The following resources have been collected, compiled, and recommended by CMF members and friends.
Alexander, Michelle. “America, this is your chance.” Opinion. NYTimes.
Blow, Charles M. “Allies, don’t fail us again.” Many white people have been moved by the current movement, but how will they respond when true equality threatens their privilege?
Cole, Teju. “The white savior industrial complex.” The Atlantic.
Guyton, Glen, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA. “We Need to Engage in More Costly Peacemaking”
Jenkins, Sally. “Why Colin Kaepernick Took a Knee.”
Kendi, Ibram X. “The American Nightmare,” The Atlantic,
Lynch, III, Rev. Damon. Cincinnati Enquirer, May 31, 2020. Opinion: “Time to tear down systems that uphold racism.”
New, Vonn. “Note to self: white people taking part in black lives matter protests,” AFSC blog,
Sanders, Chad. “I don’t need ‘love’ texts from my white friends. I need them to fight anti-blackness.” NYTimes.
Slavitt, Andy. “You Can Stay Safe From COVID-19 and Peacefully Protest Racism.”
Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Bryant, Howard. The Heritage-Black Athletes, A Divided America and the Politics of Patriotism
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Dycus, Shannon. Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth
Forman, James. Locking Up Our Own
Gallery, Karen. Dismantling the Racism Machine
Gillard, Dominque. Rethinking Incarceration
Guiner, Lani and Gerald Torres. The Miner’s Canary
Hart, Drew. The Trouble I’ve Seen
Hughes, Dorothy B. The Expendable Man
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God
Kendi, Ibram X. How to be an Antiracist
Lowery, Wesley. They Can’t Kill Us All
Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye
Olua, Ijeona. So You Want to Talk About Race
Rankine, Claudia. Citizen: An American Lyric
Roberts, Dorothy. Fatal Invention
Wallis, Jim. America’s Original Sin
Wilson, Midge & Kathy Russell. Divided Sisters
60 Minutes with Sherrilyn Ifill: How America Reached its Current Policing Crisis and What We Must Do Next, 06/07/2020.
“Seeing White.” Scene on Radio podcast.
YOU TUBE VIDEOS
Acho, Emmanuel. “Uncomfortable conversations with a black man.” Interview series.
Moss, Rev. Dr. Otis, III: The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery
WEBSITES & ORGANIZATIONS
An Anabaptist Anti-Racist Reading List from the Anabaptist Historians website.
Anti-Racism Resources (click link) compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020. This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
IJPC’s Race and Racism in Cincinnati Toolkit (click link) includes 3 chapters of resources with articles, books and videos, post reading quizzes, exercises for reflection, action steps, and more ~ available online or downloadable.
Justice in June (extensive ~ click link)
Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community (Resource Guide)