Many people have been thinking about and asking for resources for getting more equipped and educated about prejudices and inequity in our society, especially concerning racial inequity. While there is so much out there, we wanted to highlight a few to get you started. These opinions, ideas and resources might challenge you, inspire you, and hopefully will help us to continue to build resources for ourselves in the continuous journey of orienting our lives around Jesus’ command to love our neighbors.
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- Essential by Corey Leak
- Pass the Mic
- Speaking of Racism
- Hope & Hard Pills
TED TALKS & SHORT VIDEOS
- Color Blind or Color Brave
- We Need to Talk About Injustice
- How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them
- One Thing White Evangelicals Should Understand About Racial Reconciliation
- Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
- Race Names by Pamela Oliver
- Martin Luther King Jr. and the Gospel’s Social Demands by Mika Edmondson
- The Bureau of Indian Affairs FAQ (while “Indian” is no the preferred term, the BIA is still a bit outdated. We encourage educating yourself on the rights of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in order to understand when conflicts arise what sovereign rights are being challenged)
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele
- The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
- Jesus and the Disinherited– Howard Thurman
- Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation by Miroslav Volf
Note: While it is helpful to watch films that provide awareness and education, it is also valuable to seek out films written and produced and pioneered by members of diverse minority identified folks.
- Just Mercy (2019)
- Selma (2015)
- Ruby Bridges (1998)