Anti-Racism Resources

"We believe that God has created human beings in the divine image. God formed them from the dust of the earth and gave them a special dignity among the works of creation. Human beings have been made for relationships with God, to live in peace with each other, and to take care of the rest of creation." (Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, 1995, Article 6).

We believe the above to apply to all of humanity and that race is a human construct that violates our calling and our nature as God's image-bearers. We lament and confess the ways in which we, purposefully or by indifference, have participated in racist acts and systems. We desire to repent (turn away from) these evils and follow Christ in living a better way. We seek to find ways to go beyond just being "not racist" but to be anti-racist.

This page is only the first step in that journey. It is a place where we can find and share resources so that we may educate ourselves and amplify the voices of those who are directly experiencing racism and those working to make positive change. We do not own these works nor benefit financially from sharing them. We hope and pray that you will find these resources to be helpful in expanding our congregation's knowledge so that we may actively and nonviolently resist this evil.

We also invite you to connect with Mennonite Church USA and partner organization resources: MC USA Statement on Racial InjusticeAnabaptist Faith Formation Dismantling Racism.

 

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Watch

Systemic Racism Explained

Race in America

13th

Netflix

Just Mercy F

Free on many platforms

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If Beale Street Could TalkF

Hulu

King in the Wilderness

Hulu, HBO

Selma

Amazon Prime

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The Hate You Give F

Amazon Prime

American SonF

Netflix

When They See Us

Series on Netflix

Read

Trouble I've Seen A

Drew G. I. Hart

Shalom Sistas A

Osheta Moore

Might from the Margins A

Dennis R. Edwards

Who Will Be A Witness A

Drew G. I. Hart

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander

How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

I'm Still Here C

Austin Channing Brown

White Fragility

Robin Diangelo

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Beverly Daniel Tatum

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Paulo Freire

Between Me and the World

Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin

Fatal Invention

Dorothy Roberts

Locking Up Our Own

James Forman Jr

The Hate You Give F

Angie Thomas

On the Come UpF

Angie Thomas

Stamped F

Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi

One of Us is LyingF

Karen M. McManus

Children of Blood and BoneF

Tomi Adeyemi

Articles

Worship of a False God - An Interview with Bryan Massingale by Regina Munch (Commonweal Magazine)

Open Letter to a Friend Waking Up to Racism by Ángel Flores Fontánez, SJ (The Jesuit Post)

A Letter to my White Male Friend of a Certain Age by Dax Devlon-Ross (Third Settlements)

Smithsonian's 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America by Meilan Solly (Smithsonian Magazine)

Listen

1619 Podcast

New York Times

Code Switch Podcast

NPR

Seeing White Podcast

Scene On Radio

About Race Podcast

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Children

Let's Talk About Race

Julius Lester

Not My Idea

Anastasia Higginbotham

Something Happened in Our Town

Marianne Celano

This Book is Anti-Racist

Tiffany Jewell

An ABC of Equality

Chana Ginelle Ewing

Teach Your Dragon About Diversity

Steve Herman

Who We Are

Robie H. Harris

Equality's Call

Deborah Diesen

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We welcome suggestions for additional resources to add to this page. We reserve the right to review and decide whether or not to post suggested resources. Please use the form below to make suggestions of resources you have found helpful. Please include the name of the resource, a web-link to this resource, and a brief description of why you are suggesting it. Thank you!