Becoming Antiracist

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the protests speaking out against police brutality, and local and global movements towards eliminating racism, many of us are becoming more aware of our own internalized racism, as well as our lack of awareness of the countless ways in which systemic racism permeates our society and widens inequalities between white folks and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folks. And, as people of faith, we are called to do justice. But where do we start?

Collectively, the Pilgrim community is compiling a collection of resources for initiating our justice work. You are invited to submit a the form at the bottom of the page to suggest an item that you believe should be added. It is nowhere near exhaustive, but for those who need a place to start, or continue, their process of becoming antiracist, we hope these resources will help support your journey. 

Special Pilgrim Initiatives

Organizations

Books

Adult Books
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  • An African-American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

  • So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

  • I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • Dear Church by Lenny Duncan

  • The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

  • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

  • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

  • Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew Hart

Young Adult Books
  • This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (young reader's edition)

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

  • Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

  • Resist by Veronica Chambers

  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Children's Books
  • Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi

  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

  • A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

  • Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester

  • Can I Touch Your Hair? by Charles Waters & Irene Latham 

  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

  • Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison

  • I Am Enough by Grace Byers

  • A Kids Book about Racism by Jelani Memory

  • Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, Ann Hazzard, & Marietta Collins

  • Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne

  • You Matter by Christian Robinson

  • Islandborn by Junot Diaz

  • Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Films

  • 13th

  • LA 92

  • Becoming

  • Selma

  • I Am Not Your Negro

  • Whose Streets?

  • Just Mercy

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