Listen: To a former sermon series about race done here at St. Luke’s: What's Love Got to Do With It? The Tangle of Privilege
Watch: Michelle Alexander’s TED Talk “The Future of Race In America”
Read: White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
How to Be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X, Kendi
Waking Up White, by Debby Irving
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
I'm Still Here, by Austin Channing Brown (current book study)
Becoming an Anti Racist One Day at a Time: Being anti-racist involves taking an active stance, and is often accomplished one day, one action at a time.
Join St. Luke’s each day as we post doable steps from a variety of sources and viewpoints. We encourage you to be open and listen with your heart as some will challenge you to look at the world in a new way. Some take as little as five minutes.
August 3 - Issue - What It Means to be White, BBC Stories - Jack Waters, aka Jay0117, is a grime artist from Bristol. He wants to know what terms such as "whiteness", "white privilege" and "white supremacy" mean for him and the people around him. He gets advice from writer Layla Saad, who ran a 28-day Instagram challenge called Me And White and interviews different people.
August 4 - Local - Black Home Again-Indy's All-Black Schools Through 2 Eyes - Mary Alice Rann was the first black student to graduate from IPS. As more black students started to enroll, board members and parents decided to segregate their school system. While many school systems in the north were beginning to integrate, Indianapolis Public Schools opened their first black high school (1927).
August 5 - Arts - Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
August 6 - Family - How black and white families are talking about racism in a time of reckoning. Washington Post article
August 7 - History - Historical Foundations of Race. The term “race,” used infrequently before the 1500s, was used to identify groups of people with a kinship or group connection. The modern-day use of the term “race” is a human invention.
Read David R. Roediger's article.
August 8 - Issue - Do you identify as white? Watch the Whiteness Project video.
August 9 - Arts - 9 Famous Spirituals To Enlighten Your Understanding Of Black American History
August 10 - Issue - In 1988, anti-bias educator Peggy McIntosh published her now-classic essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” In it, she describes the phenomenon of white privilege as a collection of “unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was meant to remain oblivious.”
Read about that here.
August 11 - Local - Indy SURJ Showing up for Racial Justice. Like them on Facebook. Attend their online events. Indy SURJ is a local chapter of a national network of groups and individuals organizing 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. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.