Race and Renovation of the Heart Resources for White Beginners
Updated: Jul 23
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
Be the Bridge by LaTasha Morrison
Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
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)
How Do We Get Beneath the Surface of Racism? Pete Scazerro (10 minutes)
Movies and TV Shows