Learn more about racial reconciliation through books, movies, documentaries, TED talks and other educational resources. This is a suggested reading/viewing list; by no means is it intended to be a comprehensive list.
Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion by Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates, 2015
Dear White Christians by Jennifer Harvey, 2014
Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community by Leah Gunning Francis, 2015
Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism by Shannon Sullivan, 2014
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, 2014
Race, Religion and the Pulpit by Julia Marie Robinson, 2015
Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God by Kelly Brown Douglas, 2015
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by J ames Cone, 2011
The Fire Next Time by J ames Baldwin, 1963
Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew Hart, 2016
Waking up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving, 2014
White Like Me by Tim Wise, 2008
Charlotte Suffers from a Disease We Refuse to Treat by Justin Perry
It’s Not About Race! by John Metta
Bias Isn’t Just a Police Problem; It’s a Preschool Problem by Cory Turner
Mustang Green: A Season of Hope in a Segregated City by Michael Graff
Why Black americans Stay Poor by Mark Whitehouse
Research says there are ways to reduce racial bias. Calling people racist isn’t one of them. Updated by German Lopez
It’s Black History Month. Look in the Mirror. by George Yancy
The Hate U Give – In Theaters October 2018
The Best of Enemies – Coming to theaters Spring 2019
13th offers an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
Netflix’s ’13th’ Explores ‘Modern Slavery’ in Incendiary New Documentary by P amela Kruger
Ava DuVernay’s 13thRefr ames american History by Juleyka Lantigua-Willi ams
Selma chronicles of Martin Luther King‘s c ampaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alab ama in 1965.
TED Talks & amp; Radio Progr ams
Black boys raised in america, even in the wealthiest f amilies, still earn less as adults than white boys with similar backgrounds. That’s according to a new study from the Equality of Opportunity Project, which looked at U.S. Census data to study the lives of 20 million children.
The folks at TED have curated some of the most fresh and insightful talks on race.
Poverty, Injustice, And The Affordable Housing Crisis – Wendy Herkey
Are the dearth of workforce housing in Charlotte, the lack of upward mobility, the re-segregation of our schools and last year’s riots all connected? Clint Smith believes so and wrote about it in The New Yorker. He tells host Mike Collins more on Charlotte Talks.
We Need to Talk about an Injustice – Bryan Stevenson
In an engaging and personal talk — with c ameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about america’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in america’s unex amined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.
For more from Bryan Stevenson, watch Christ Church’s rector, Chip Edens, talk with Bryan.
How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them – Vernā Myers
Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.
Allegories on race and racism – C amara Jones, TEDxEmory
Dr. C amara Jones shares four allegories on “race” and racism. She hopes that these “telling stories” empower you to do something different, and that you will remember them and pass them on.