Racial Justice Resources/
Recursos de justicia racial

If you don’t know where to begin:

So You Want To Talk About Race
By Ijeoma Oluo. “In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.” Reading group guide.

Anti-racism Covenant
By Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. An invitation to people of faith to actively seek equality and justice in our communities, in English and Spanish.

99 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
By Corrine Shutack. A practical list of action-items for white people who don’t know how to affect real change in dismantling racism.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
By Peggy McIntosh. A short piece on the daily effects of white privilege including a 50-point checklist.

If you’re looking for a deeper dive:

ECF Vestry Papers – July issue and August issue
An ECF offering - voices from across the Church speaking bold truth on the theme of racial justice, healing and reconciliation.

Racism 101: Understanding Race and Racism
By Showing Up For Racial Justice.Understanding the difference between institutional, structural and interpersonal racism, as well as questions for discussions and other resources.

How To Be An Antiracist
By Ibram X. Kendi. “Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.”

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in The Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race
By Beverly Daniel Tatum. “Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.” Reading group guide.

Blood of the Black Christ, Shed for All
By ECF Fellow Dr. Christopher Wells. A historical commentary published on June 29th, 2020 in Living Church. This piece grounds the current BLM in historical as well as theological context. Excerpt - In so many ways, the past is not past at all. And so it falls to a new generation of white, Black, and brown persons, Native and Asian Americans — Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics — who believe that Black lives matter to try our best, God helping us, to seize the moment and imagine next steps.

Faith in Their Own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City
By ECF Fellow Dr. Craig Townsend. In Faith in Their Own Color, Craig D. Townsend tells the remarkable story of St. Philip's and its struggle to create an autonomous and independent church. His work unearths a forgotten chapter in the history of New York City and African Americans and sheds new light on the ways religious faith can both reinforce and overcome racial boundaries.

White Christian Fallacies
By ECF Fellow Dr. Stewart Clem on June 24, 2020 in Living Church. Excerpt - A spotlight on the flawed reasoning I have encountered in numerous white conversations about race. My hope is that they will challenge and convict, and ultimately open doors to conversations that might not otherwise occur.

Citizen: An American Lyric
By Claudia Rankine. (Recommended by The Very Rev. Cynthia Kittredge, ECF Fellow) - Rankine’s poems explore the wounded body's memory. Reading group guide.

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
By Tim Wise. In this completely revised, “Remix” version of his highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me, Tim Wise explores how racial identity and whiteness influence the lives of white Americans, by examining how they have impacted his own life. Wise examines what it means to be white in a nation created for the benefit of those who are “white like him,” and how privilege seeps into every institutional arrangement, from education to employment to the justice system.

Color Blind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity
By Tim Wise. In this powerful follow-up to Between Barack and a Hard Place, Tim Wise argues against “colorblindness” and for a deeper color-consciousness in both public and private practice. We can only begin to move toward authentic social and economic equity through what Wise calls “illuminated individualism”—acknowledging the diverse identities that have shaped our perceptions, and the role that race continues to play in the maintenance of disparities between whites and people of color in the United States today. This is the first book to discuss the pitfalls of “colorblindness” in the Obama era.

Between the World and Me
By Ta-Nehisi Coates.“In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?”

Black Disabled Lives Matter
We can’t erase disability in #BLM. In this op-ed in Teen Vogue, author Sarah Kim explains why we need to say Black Disabled Lives Matter.

The Disability Visibility Project
The Disability Visibility Project is an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. Articles: Freedom For Some Is Not Freedom For All by Alice Wong and #DisabledBlackLives Matter Too by Persephone Jones.

Black, Disabled, and Proud Reading List
An extensive list of books about race, disability, and the college student experience.

If you need resources for children, youth and those in relationship with young people:

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America
By Jennifer Harvey. “A great deal of public discussion exists about the impact of race and racism on children of color, but meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully lacking. Raising White Kids steps into that void. It offers accessible pathways that point us toward the collective and urgent work of nurturing anti-racism among white children and youth.”

Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism
PBS has put together tips and resources to help you have a meaningful conversation with young children about race, racism, and being anti-racist.

Embrace Race
EmbraceRace is a multiracial community of parents, teachers, experts, and other caring adults who support each other to meet the challenges that race poses to our children, families, and communities. Their website includes articles and webinars and they also have a monthly newsletter.

Talking to children after racial incidents
Penn Graduate School of Education (GSE) conducts an interview with Howard Stevenson, a clinical psychologist at Penn GSE who studies racial literacy and racial trauma. They ask Stevenson for ideas he had for adults who are searching for a way to discuss racial incidents with their children.

Dismantling Racism Youth Curriculum
This curriculum is a collaboration between the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing and the Office of Youth Ministries of the Diocese of Atlanta with the goal of bringing the work of dismantling racism to young people.

A Kid’s Book about Racism
By Jelani Memory (For children). Recommended for ages five and up, A Kid’s Book About Racism clearly describes what racism is, how it makes people feel and how to spot it when it happens.

Antiracist Baby
By Ibram X. Kendi (For babies). Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept of antiracism and provides the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age.

If you’re looking for resources to use as a group:

Healing from Internalized Oppression
By Rev. Ronald C. Byrd, Sr. “Through a series of modules, this internalized oppression curriculum educates participants about institutional, interpersonal, and internal oppression to facilitate a healing process that empowers people for transformational ministry in the name of Jesus.”

Becoming Beloved Community
From The Episcopal Church. This is the vision document for Becoming Beloved Community, where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as beloved children of God.

1619 Project

From the The New York Times. “The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

White Privilege: Let’s Talk
The Center for Progressive Renewal. A curriculum from the United Church of Christ, "White Privilege: Let’s talk. A Resource for Transformational Dialogue" is available as an online course from The Center for Progressive Renewal on a pay what you wish basis.

Building Bridges Now
The Kaleidoscope Institute is a nonprofit corporation and a subsidiary of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. The Building Bridges Now dialogue sessions empower Kaleidoscope-trained facilitators to create safe environments and encourage sharing of diverse opinions and experiences on topics such as Race and Children, Race and Privilege, Black Lives Matter, Race and Immigration, Stop and Frisk, Stand Your Ground, etc.

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups
By Craig Elliott PhD.These are guidelines for white caucus groups which provide a space for people who identify as white and/or have white skin privilege to work amongst themselves towards anti-racism.

Dismantling Racism Works
Although they no longer do trainings or consultations, the Dismantling Racism Works website provides resources previously used in their work dismantling racism.

Si estás buscando recursos en Español:

Aunque son para adolescentes, estos recursos se pueden leer en familia
Recursos creados por el maestro Ian Lawrence de Toronto, Canadá sobre el racismo, los derechos civiles, el movimiento BLM (Las Vidas Negras Importan) y otros temas de importancia en estos tiempos. Está hecho para estudiantes, pero se pueden emplear en familia.

Estas ilustraciones para colorear son para niños y niñas pero se pueden usar en familia
Ilustraciones para colorear sobre la diversidad y la gente de raza negra que se pueden usar para iniciar conversaciones sobre la diversidad y el antirracismo.

Esta es la versión en español (con un enfoque general latino) de las cartas abiertas creadas por Black Lives Matter ( “Las Vidas Negras Importan”)
Un proyecto en curso para las personas en los Estados Unidos y Canadá para crear/ traducir recursos sobre el racismo para sus comunidades en solidaridad con #BlackLivesMatter y otros movimientos de liberación negra.

¿Cómo enfrentamos la antinegritud en la comunidad latinx en la era de Trump?
Escrito por el National Latina Institute, este artículo habla sobre la necesidad de denunciar la antinegritud en la comunidad latina y luchar junto con las comunidades negras y gente de color no negra para la liberación colectiva. Denunciar la antinegritud en la comunidad latina significa reconocer el privilegio blanco, denunciar el racismo interiorizado, el prejuicio, la intolerancia, el odio y la violencia que perpetuamos.

Una línea cronológica incompleta de racismo, vigilancia y resistencia en los Estados Unidos
Aquí encontrará una cronología (incompleta) sobre el racismo, la vigilancia y la resistencia en los Estados Unidos.

George Floyd, el racismo y las pandemias
El historiador José Alfredo Ramírez Fuentes escribe que Floyd no es el primer afrodescendiente víctima de brutalidad policial; sin embargo, es su caso el que causó el estallido una serie de protestas bajo las mascarillas en todos los Estados Unidos.

Ser una mujer negra en una pandemia y otras interseccionalidades.
Este blog de la Revista étnica por Gloriann Sacha Antonetty y el equipo editorial de Revista étnica trata de contestar la pregunta: ¿cuál será la esperanza de vida para nosotras, las mujeres negras que hemos nacido y sido criadas en una colonia y constantemente oprimidas, racializadas, marginadas e invisibilizadas?

El racismo institucional en las escuelas: una condena para niñxs negrxs
Este blog de la Revista étnica por Edmy Ayala narra la historia de Alma Yariela Cruz Cruz, quien vivió en carne propia insultos racistas a diario, decidió defenderse, y por ello fue expulsada y arrestada.

Guía para iniciar un diálogo sobre la antinegritud
Una guía de cuatro pasos hecha por Angélica Esparza Banuelos para iniciar el diálogo sobre la antinegritud. Contiene un vocabulario básico, explicaciones de los términos, maneras de reconocer nuestros propios prejuicios basados en antinegritud y más.

El problema con “Latinxs/Latinos con Vidas Negras”
Después de leer un tweet que decía que Latinx for Black lives (Latinx por las Vidas Negras) implica que los afrolatinxs no existen, @antiracistlatinx decidió escribir un post para proveer recursos antirracistas y ayudar a desmantelar la antinegritud en la comunidad latinx.

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre los prejuicios raciales
En este artículo, los doctores Ashaunta Anderson, y Jacqueline Dougé explican cómo aprenden los niños los prejuicios raciales, las estrategias para ayudar a los niños a lidiar con los prejuicios raciales, y cómo los padres pueden afrontar sus propios prejuicios raciales.

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el racismo y la violencia racial
La Dra. Allison Briscoe-Smith nos demuestra cómo hablar con los niños sobre el racismo y la violencia racial comenzando por analizarse a uno mismo, y escuchar con atención. También es necesario crear un espacio seguro donde podamos escuchar a nuestros niños y comprometernos a la acción.

¿Han visto tus hijos imágenes sobre la muerte de George Floyd y la ola de protestas posterior?
Compartimos claves para empezar una conversación que los ayude a reflexionar sobre la injusticia racial, los prejuicios y cómo pueden ayudar a acabar con ellos.

George Floyd, el racismo y la policía
(El artículo está en español despues del inglés.) Este recurso es una herramienta para hablar sobre el racismo y la amplificación del racismo después de la muerte de George Floyd. Da una historia sobre lo sucedido, el racismo sistémico y preguntas para iniciar la conversación e ir más profundo.

Un espacio donde encontrar recursos educativos para trabajar desde la educación la tolerancia, la solidaridad y los derechos humanos y para construir entre tod@s una sociedad en la que no tenga lugar a la intolerancia y todas sus manifestaciones.

Convertirse en la comunidad amada
Resumen del compromiso a largo plazo de la Iglesia Episcopal con la reparación, la reconciliación y la justicia raciales.

El compromiso a largo plazo de la Iglesia Episcopal con la reparación, la reconciliación y la justicia raciales.