The Racial Justice Committee began our compilations with the references cited in the NH Conference United Church of Christ The Process for Becoming a Racial Justice Church, and added suggestions from various congregation members.
The compilations are split between Books and Other than Books (i.e. magazine articles, video, web-pages, podcasts), and are as follows:
- A description version of the Book Cross Reference
- Racial Justice Other Than Books References (a compendium)
A Word about White Privilege
You will note that the UCC Guide highly recommends that we learn about the concept of white privilege as a helpful context for the social justice journey. We remind our congregation that a couple years ago, we together read the book by Debby Irving, Waking up White. We will revisit this book, the issue of white privilege and other racial awareness concepts throughout this year. Additionally, we encourage everyone to read a short article on White Privilege by Peggy McIntosh, originally published in 1989; as well as view “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion”: Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools.
Between the World and Me
The HBO television special of Between the World and Me (one of our spring book club readings) became available as of November 21st. In addition, here is an article relating to its development, how it came to be.