Anti Racism Resources

Race and Racism are complex issues that continue to face the United States. It is an ongoing and evolving conversation.  This page is meant to be a resource for people seeking more information. None of the books, movies, websites, or other information that is listed is intended to be the “go to” for information. As a congregation, Southminster is working to engage in conversations around race and racial disparity.  There is history to learn and voices to be heard in the midst of these conversations. 

As people of faith, we know that Jesus walked with those on the margins and cared for the most vulnerable of people. We too are called to walk with those who are and have been oppressed and to work for a more just and equitable future.  The resources below are a sample of what can be found. 
  

For Adults: 
Stamped From the Beginning –  Ibram X Kendi
The winner of the National Book Award in Nonfiction, Stamped from the Beginning should be required reading for anyone who still believes we are living in a post-racial America. In this eye-opening book, author Ibram X. Kendi explains not only the many ways in which racism is alive and well in the United States, but also exactly why it’s still a deeply entrenched piece of our nation’s identity.

Caste – Isabella Wilkerson

Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

For Youth:
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You – Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi

18 YA Books to Diversify your Kids’ Bookshelves and Make them Better Allies –  Popsugar Family


Children’s Books

Antiracism Baby – Ibram X Kendi
A Kids Book About Racism – Jelani Memory


Videos/Podcasts
Systemic Racism Explained – video

CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism – video

Talking About Race Virtual Exhibit – National Museum of African American History and Culture

Being Anti Racist: A Primer – from Synod of Mid America

Dividing Lines: A History of Segregation in Kansas City – A downloadable driving tour through Kansas City with historical discussions about Race in Kansas City. 

 

 

Movies
Just Mercy
The Hate U Give
Remember the Titans
Selma
Hidden Figures
Ruby Bridges

Links to Other Resources: