So many people are asking, “What can I do?”
Here are some great resources to help you take a next step.
Have a conversation with someone who doesn’t look like you. Ask questions. And then ask, “Is there more?”
Read a book. Expand your thinking. Even better, read it with a few friends. Here are a few to choose from:
- The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
- I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
- Divided by Faith by Michael Emerson
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- White Awake by Daniel Hill
- The Myth of Equality by Ken Wytsma
- The Third Option by Miles McPherson
- How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Be The Bridge by Latasha Morrison
- Let the Trumpet Sound: The life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Stephen Oates
- Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
- Cultivating a Heart of Mercy by Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King
- The Power of Unity by Tony Evans
- Overcoming by Letitia Wright
Our Missions Pastor Terrace Clayton & Student Pastor Brian Moore had a great conversation about raising kids to be aware, understanding privilege and how to listen to and learn from others’ perspectives.
Watch this powerful conversation between Children’s Pastor Anne King, Kindergarten Director Amanda Corneh & Assistant Principal Stephanie Clayton.
Books to read with your children:
- We’re Different, We’re the Same by Sesame Street
- When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner
- She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton
- Ruby Bridges: A Brave Child Who Made History by Jeri Cipriano
- Trailblazers: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Fighting for Civil Rights by Christine Platt
- Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior by Ed Clayton
- Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
- A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory
These books can be borrowed for free from the Kids Library on the Richmond Campus.
You can also watch this video with Children's Pastor Anne King as she reads three books that help start conversations with your children about race and equality.
Start a dialogue with your friends, family and neighbors. Have the hard conversations. Progress starts with thoughtful discussion.