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Stirring the Waters Resources

Recorded May 30, 2020

Anti-Racism Resources

The purpose of this list is to provide ideas, prompt discussion and inspire action among St. Columbans. NOTE: The compilers of this list have read or tried a number of the resources on this list, but by no means all. The list is a work in progress! We welcome your additions, comments and edits.


For steps you can take alone or with others, see "75 things White People Can Do for Racial Justice"

Books and Articles

Alexander, "The New Jim Crow"
Baldwin, "The Fire Next Time," "Notes of a Native Son," et al.
Coates, "The Case for Reparations; Between the World and Me"
Cole, "The Cross and the Lynching Tree"
De Gruy, "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
DiAngelo, "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism"
Gottschalk, "Caught"
Hannah-Jones, "The 1619 Project"
Hooks, "Teaching to Transgress"
Irving, "Waking Up White"
Kendi, "How to Be An Anti-Racist, Stamped from the Beginning"
King, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, "Where do We Go From Here," "A Time to Break Silence," "The Trumpet of Conscience," "Strength to Love" and others
Kerman, "Orange is the New Black"
Oliver, "Ripe Fields: The Promise and Challenge of Latino Ministry"
Rothstein, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America"
Stevenson, Bryan, "Just Mercy"
Thurman, "Jesus and the Disinherited"
Van Jones, "Beyond the Messy Truth"
Wallis, "Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America"
Wilkerson, "The Warmth of Other Suns"
Zinn, "A People’s History of the United States"

Compilation of books, articles, videos and other resources, compiled by Flicker and Klein
Book list from Politics and Prose
Anti-racism Resources Guide, ed. By Tasha K; selected resources relevant to each stage of self-education
Alexander, "America This is Your Chance" (New York Times Opinion June 9, 2020)
Solly, "158 Smithsonian Resources for Understanding Racism in America" ( 6/4/2020)
Five Steps You Can Take Right Now for Racial Healing
Nodjimbadem, "The Long, Painful History of Police Brutality in the U.S. ( 5/29/2020)
Compilation of various anti-racism resources  

The History Of Police In Creating Social Order In The U.S.
Durham Mayor Pro Tempore On Defunding The Police In Her City 
Military equipment and the police
Guidelines for use of police force

Social Media Commentators
Follow Racial Justice commentators on Facebook: 
@OsopePatrisse, @opalayoalicia garza@bellhooksLuvvie Ajayi JonesMelissa Harris-Perry@VanJones68@ava@thenewjimcrow@LavernecoxDeRay MckessonThe DiDi DelgadoTa-Nehisi CoatesRev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, @dribram, Ally Henny on Facebook, and Lace on Race on Facebook.

Follow BlavityMadame NoirThe Root, and The Grio with a desire to learn and understand better the lives of black Americans.

Kendi Tedtalk on how to build an anti-racist world

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Join Us

Regardless of which action you pursue, take time to pray for compassion for both the oppressor and the oppressed, as well as for patience and understanding – trusting in the Spirit as you begin your journey. For more information about Stirring the Waters Ministry, contact Patty and Bill Jensen.