Resources for Understanding Racism

Below is a list of resources to help us – and to help white people in particular –understand more deeply how racism is expressed daily in our culture. These articles have been curated by a member of our Social Justice Committee and don’t necessarily represent the views of St. Peter’s per se, but are relevant to the committee’s work of educating the parish on social justice issues.  Skim, read, react and share your thoughts with other parishioners.

The Most Important Writing From People Of Color In 2015

This is what white privilege is

The Rules: Making Sense of Race and Privilege

A 5-Step Guide for Macklemore and White Allies Afraid of Doing Anti-Racism ‘Wrong’

Why the Church Should Support #BlackLivesMatter

Letter from Birmingham Jail

Ferguson: ‘The ‘come to Jesus’ moment for us in the church’

Test Yourself for Hidden Bias

White People, Racism, and Doubting Thomas.

Michelle Alexander: “A System of Racial and Social Control”

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality

28 COMMON RACIST ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS