Anti-Racism Resources

For printable list, click link below.

Anti-Racism Resources from CMF Members & Friends

The following resources have been collected, compiled, and recommended by CMF members and friends.

ARTICLES

“Racism and violence: how to help kids handle the news”   https://childmind.org/article/racism-and-violence-how-to-help-kids-handle-the news/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Problem%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-06-02-20

 

Alexander, Michelle. “America, this is your chance. Opinion. NYTimes. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/08/opinion/george-floyd-protests-race.html?campaign_id=39&emc=edit_ty_20200609&instance_id=19205&nl=opinion-today&regi_id=83995168&segment_id=30428&te=1&user_id=4cf09c6bdc78e08d79ceaa2f591d6aed 

 

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?  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/07/opinion/white-privilege-civil-rights.html?campaign_id=39&emc=edit_ty_20200609&instance_id=19205&nl=opinion-today&regi_id=83995168&segment_id=30428&te=1&user_id=4cf09c6bdc78e08d79ceaa2f591d6aed

 

Cole, Teju. “The white savior industrial complex.” The Atlantic.

 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior- industrial-complex/254843/

 

Guyton, Glen, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA.  “We Need to Engage in More Costly Peacemaking” http://mennoniteusa.org/menno-snapshots/more-costly-peacemaking/

 

Jenkins, Sally. “Why Colin Kaepernick Took a Knee.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/05/30/this-is-why-colin-kaepernick-took-knee/

 

Kendi, Ibram X. “The American Nightmare,” The Atlantic, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/american-nightmare/612457/  

 

Lynch, III, Rev. Damon.  Cincinnati Enquirer, May 31, 2020. Opinion: “Time to tear down systems that uphold racism.” https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2020/05/31/opinion-time-tear-down-systems-uphold-racism/5294436002/

 

New, Vonn. “Note to self: white people taking part in black lives matter protests,” AFSC blog, https://www.afsc.org/blogs/acting-in-faith/note-to-self-white-people-taking-part-blacklivesmatter-protests#.XtuSmw9NDXo.twitter

 

ross, kihana miraya.  Call it what it is: anti-blackness: when black people are killed by the police, ‘racism’ isn’t the right word.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/opinion/george-floyd-anti-blackness.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

 

Sanders, Chad. “I don’t need ‘love’ texts from my white friends.  I need them to fight anti-blackness.” NYTimes. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/opinion/whites-anti-blackness-protests.html?smid=em-share

 

Slavitt, Andy. “You Can Stay Safe From COVID-19 and Peacefully Protest Racism.” https://link.medium.com/FuyrxMXE46

 

BOOKS

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 Troubles 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

 

DOCUMENTARIES

60 Minutes with Sherrilyn Ifill: How America Reached its Current Policing Crisis and What We Must Do Next, 06/07/2020. 

https://www.naacpldf.org/press/sherrilyn-ifill-on-60-minutes-discussing-how-america-reached-its-current-policing-crisis-and-what-we-must-do-next/

 

PODCASTS

“Seeing White.” Scene on Radio podcast.. https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/  

 

YOU TUBE VIDEOS

Acho, Emmanuel. “Uncomfortable conversations with a black man.” Interview series.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8jUA7JBkF4

Moss, Rev. Dr. Otis, III: The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6985UG0Z3k&feature=youtu.be 

 

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)

 

 

Login Status

Mennonite Church USA