Educate

In order to do the work that is needed to foster anti-racism, education is often the necessary first step. There are a tremendous number of resources available, and this is in no way intended to be comprehensive.  The Diocese of Michigan also has several resources and actions to take available on their website.

BOOKS

If you are ordering books, consider purchasing from a black-owned bookstore, like Midtown’s Source Booksellers.

America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, by Jim Wallis

The Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, by Michael Eric Dyson

White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo

How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander

The Cross & The Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone

PODCASTS

1619 – Podcast companion to the New York Times’ 1619 Project

Code Switch – NPR’s long-running series on race

Unlocking Us: Brene Brown & Ibram X. Kendi – a conversation with the author of “How to be An Anti-Racist”

The Ezra Klein Show: Ezra Klein & Ta-Nehisi Coates. There are 2 episodes with Ta-Nehisi Coates

ARTICLES

Slavery is Detroit’s Big Bad Secret, by Bill McGraw

The Case for Reparations, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

MOVIES

Thirteenth – Ava DuVernay’s award-winning documentary¬†explores the “intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States

I Am Not Your Negro – documentary based on James Baldwin’s life & late works.

KIDS STUFF

Talking to Children about Race: These resources were compiled by the Children’s Community School in Philadelphia, PA and provide age-appropriate resources for kids from infancy to 6+