Trinity Church Wall Street suggests the following resources dealing with systemic racism in the United States, resources aimed at encouraging conversation, contemplation, and change leading to a more just society.
Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University, on why you must live a more Inter-racial life.
The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of EDS at Union Seminary, on “When Jesus Surrendered His Own Privilege.”
Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative on changing the narrative about young black men.
The Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town and Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
Larry White of “Hope Lives for Lifers” on the necessity of confronting mass incarceration.
Watch all of the videos from our Trinity Institute 2016 conference “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations on Racial Justice”.
Dr. James Cone of Union Seminary in Conversation with Dr. J. Kameron Carter.
The Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes, the late chaplain of Harvard University, speaks at the 2007 Trinity Institute.
An interview with Dr. James Cone, late professor of Union Seminary.
The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, founded by Dr. Catherine Meeks, provides programs and resources to promote racial reconciliation.
The Episcopal Urban Caucus: Video Reading of Frederick Douglass's Speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July"
The Rev. Phillip Jackson lends his voice to this video, recorded at Frederick Douglass Circle in NYC. On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered this speech in Rochester, NY. It is one of his most iconic and thought-provoking presentations and remains a source of critical conversation today.
J. Chester Johnson
The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre, arguably the worst in our country’s history, has been widely unknown for the better part of a century, thanks to the whitewashing of history. Johnson discovered his beloved grandfather had participated in the Massacre. Determined to find some way to acknowledge and reconcile this terrible truth, Chester would eventually meet Sheila L. Walker, a descendant of African-American victims of the Massacre.
Austin Channing Brown
This book is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice, in stories that bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric—from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.
Hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones
This podcast is part of the 1619 Project, which examines the legacy of slavery in the US.
Kelly Brown Douglas
This book examines the myths and narratives underlying a “stand-your-ground” culture, taking seriously the social as well as the theological questions raised by the killing of black bodies.
Ibram X. Kendi
The author asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science—including the story of his own awakening to antiracism—bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form.
Ibram X. Kendi
In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, this book offers us the tools we need to expose them—and in the process, gives us reason to hope.
Deep Denial, part popular history and part personal memoir, documents the 400-year racialization of the United States and how people of European descent came to be called white. A master storyteller, Billings starts each chapter with a disarming and intimate vignette from his personal life, beginning with his white, working-class boyhood in Mississippi and Arkansas. He then situates these telling moments in a broader historical context that will be new and disturbing to many readers.
White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These include emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. This book explicates the dynamics of White Fragility and how we might build our capacity in the on-going work towards racial justice.
This film by director Ava Duvernay explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction.
A comprehensive vision and growing set of resources for Episcopalians working toward racial healing, reconciliation and justice. It includes the Beloved Community Story Sharing, a guide for sharing stories of faith, race and difference.