Racial Justice

The Anti-Racist Resource List

The Anti-Racist Resource List

These days, the fight for racial justice has taken on a new urgency. To help members in their work toward achieving racial justice, we have put together an Anti-Racist Resource List.  

The Anti-Racist Resource List can be used to host book clubs, viewing and discussion groups, to take action for racial and social justice, plan liturgies and so much more. 

View and print the list below, or download the PDF Document opens in a new window. PDF.

United Methodist Women Racial Justice Resources

Charter for Racial Justice in an interdependent global community: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/racialjusticecharter

Racial Justice Manual: www.umwmissionresources.org/pdfs/racialjustice2012.pdf

Racial Justice Fact Sheet: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/racial-justice/factsheet

Racial Justice Time Line — 2015 Online Edition: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/racial-justice/timeline

Racial Justice History: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/racial-justice/history

2015 Lenten and Easter Series on Racial Justice: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/lent

Voters Rights Toolkit: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/news/voters-rights-toolkit

Bible studies from United Methodist Women Racial Justice Manual: www.umwmissionresources.org/pdfs/racialjustice2012.pdf

The Flint Water Crisis: What Caused it? www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/news/the-flint-water-crisis-what-caused-it

The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, Social Principles 162B

United Methodist Women Racial Justice Partners

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI): www.blackalliance.org
Black Alliance for Just Immigration is an education and advocacy group of African Americans and Black immigrants from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR): www.nnirr.org
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.

United For a Fair Economy: www.faireconomy.org
United for a Fair Economy challenges the concentration of wealth and power that corrupts democracy, deepens the racial divide and tears communities apart.

Justice For Our Neighbors: www.njfon.org
Represents the response of The United Methodist Church to the needs of immigrants seeking to reunify their families, secure immigration status, and enjoy the right to work. JFON provides free professional legal services to immigrants in monthly clinics.

Sentencing Project: www.sentencingproject.org
Works for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration.

SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice: www.showingupforracialjustice.org/about
SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.

Flint Water Crisis - NAACP 20-Point Community Priorities: www.naacp.org/press/entry/naacp-releases-20-point-list-of-priorities-to-address-the-needs-of-flint-re


‘Fellowship of Love:’ Methodist Women Changing American Racial Attitudes, 1920-1968
Author: Alice G Knotts | Kingswood Books (1996)

Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The 21st Century Challenge to White America
Author: Joseph Barndt | Fortress Press (2007)

Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness
Author: Joseph Barndt | Fortress Press (2011)

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race
Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum | Basic Books (2003)

Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority*
Author: Tim Wise | City Light Books (2012)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness*
Author: Michelle Alexander | New Press (2010)

And Still the Water Runs: The Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes
Author: Angie Debo | Princeton University Press (1973)

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance -- A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
Author: Danielle L. McGuire | Knopf (2010)

Massacre at Sand Creek, How United Methodists Were Involved in an American Tragedy
Author: Gary L. Roberts | Abingdon Press (2016)

*Former Reading Program Book

Other Racial Justice Resources

Race Forward: www.raceforward.org
Race Forward's mission is to build awareness, solutions and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information and experiences. We define racial justice as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all, and we work to advance racial justice through media, research, and leadership development.

Colorlines Magazine: www.colorlines.com
Colorlines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis. Colorlines is published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.

Not In Our Town: Waking in Oak Creek (documentary film) www.niot.org/cops/wakinginoakcreek
Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not In Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders build vibrant, diverse cities and towns, where everyone can participate.

Race: The Power of an Illusion (3-part film series) www.pbs.org/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm
What is this thing called "race?" - a question so basic it is rarely raised. What filmmakers discovered is that most of our common assumptions about race - for instance, that the world's people can be divided biologically along racial lines - are wrong. Yet the consequences of racism are very real.

Unnatural Causes (7-part film series) www.unnaturalcauses.org
The acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS and now used by thousands of organizations around the country to tackle the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health.

"Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies," by Paul Kivel: www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/kivel3.pdf
Adapted from Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk: "The Danger of a Single Story:" www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training: crossroadsantiracism.org
"Analyzing and Understanding Systemic Racism" workshop; 2½ days of intensive training to understand and analyze racism. The issue of racism and the task of dismantling racism will be viewed from political, social, spiritual and ethical perspectives with the goal of equipping persons to organize to combat racism within their institutions and society.

Posted or updated: 7/22/2016 12:00:00 AM