Race and Renovation of the Heart Resources for White Beginners
Updated: Jul 23, 2022
Our racial story is a part of who we are and therefore a part of our spiritual formation.
Over the last several years I have been going through a reckoning and renovation. A reckoning as it relates to understanding our national family of origin story and the impact it has had on our brothers and sisters of color, and a renovation of my heart as it relates to my own ignorance, biases and brokenness.
I have a heart for beginners in this area.
If you have desire and curiosity but don't know where to start, below are some of the resources that have helped to re-form my way of being on the journey so far that might be helpful for you as well!
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Color of Life: A Journey of Love and Racial Justice by Cara Meredith
America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis
Be the Bridge by LaTasha Morrison
Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
Can We Have the Conversation? A Spiritual Multicultural Approach to Racial Reconciliation by Brenda Darby
Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church by Barbara Holmes
How to Be an Antiracist (Podcast with Brene Brown with Ibram X. Kendi)
Generational Racism: Using the Genogram to See It and Slay It (Podcast by Pete Scazerro)
Uncomfortable Convos with Emmanuel Ancho (9-12 minutes)
James Corden Gets a Lesson on White Privilege (5 minutes)
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (1 hour 30 minutes)
Race and the Church Part I and Part II with Christine Caine and Anita Phillips (30 minutes each)
How Do We Get Beneath the Surface of Racism? Pete Scazerro (10 minutes)
Movies and TV Shows