Racial Justice


  • All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get our Skin Color.  Todos los colores de nuestra piel: La historia de por que’ tenemos diferentes colores de piel  by Katie Kissinger and Christ Bohnhoff (2014)
  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman (2018)
  • When We Were Alone by David A Robertson and Julie Flett (2016)
  • Skin Again by bell hooks and Christ Raschka (2004)
  • Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem Words by Amanda Gorman, Pictures by Loren Long (2021)
  • Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat and Leslie Straub (2015)
  • A Kids Books About Racism by Jelani Memory (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnaltG5N8nE


  • Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew Hart (2016)
  • Who Will be a Witness?: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance by Drew Hart (2020)
  • White Awake: An honest look at what it means to be white by Daniel Hill (2017)
  • White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity  by Robert P. Jones (2020) 
  • Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman (1996)
  • Loretta J. Ross: Don’t call people out — call them in  TED talk

Cultural Competency

  • Cultural Intelligence Center (resources, training, and articles for global and domestic cultural competency) https://culturalq.com/
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
  • Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community  by Dr. Amanda Kemp (2017)
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo (2018)
  • Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving (2014)


  • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We can Prosper Together  by Heather McGhee (2021)
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America  by Richard Rothstein (2018)
  • Melody Hobson, Color Blnd or Color Brave? TED talk 


  • Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks (2014)
  • White Teacher by Vivian Gussin Paley (2020)
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?:And Other Conversations About 
  • Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum (2017)
  • Microaggressions in the Classroom
  • A Class Divided with Jane Elliot.  FRONTLINE documentary 

The Danger of a Single Story TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 


  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (2017
  • Gibble, Kraybill and Hess law firm resource page
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (for youth) by Jason Reyonlds and Ibram X. Kendi (2020)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration  by Isabel Wilkerson (2011)
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (2020)
  • The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter (2011)
  • Amend:The Fight for America documentary on the 14th Amendment (Netflix) 


  • Doctrine of Discoveryvideo (43 min.)
  • Unsettling Truths:The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery  by Mark 
  • Charles and Soong-Chan Rah (2019)
  • Massacre of the Conestogas: On the Trail of the Paxton Boys in Lancaster County  by Jack 
  • Brubaker (History Press, Charleston, SC, 2010)
  • The Night Watchman: A Novel  by Louise Erdrich (HarperCollins, NY, 2020)

Mass Incarceration

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (2012) 
  • “13th” documentary on Netflix (2016, 90 min.)
  • Just Mercy (2 hour film)
  • Equal Justice Initiative reports
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption  by Bryan Stevenson (2014)