1. “HELP! I DONT KNOW WHAT TO THINK OR WHERE TO START!”
– Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon Harper
– Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
– Overrated by Eugene Cho
– Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin
2. “I want to learn more about how to dive deeper into issues of faith, race, and justice”
– The Next Evangelicalism by Soong Chan Rah
– Rethinking Incarceration by Dominique Gilliard
– Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne
– Unsettling Truths by Mark Charles
– I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
3. “I’m ready to be challenged practically and theologically in my engagement with justice and race”
– The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone
– Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurmond
– Sisters in the Wilderness by Delores Williams
– The Death of Race by Brian Bantum
– Rescuing Jesus by Deborah Jian Lee
4. “I am beginning to see how my entire worldview and Christian foundations are premised on white supremacy and I want out!”
– God of the Oppressed by James Cone
– Enfleshing Freedom by M Shawn Copeland
– The Christian Imagination by Willie James Jennings
– Stand Your Ground by Kelly Brown Douglas
GENERAL READING LIST ON RACE & RACISM
Acuna, Rodolfo. Occupied America: A History of Chicanos. Harper & Row, 1988.
Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press, 2012.
Ball, Edward, (2015, November). Slavery’s Trail of Tears, The Forgotten Story of the 1,000 Mile March. Smithsonian, 60-82.
Barndt , Joseph. Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America. Fortress Press, 2007.
Beegle, Donna M. See Poverty…Be the Difference. Tigard, OR: Communication Across the Barriers, 2007.
Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name: The re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War Two. Icon Books, 2012.
Clark, Christine, and James O’Donnell. Becoming and Unbecoming White: Owning and Disowning a Racial Identity. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 1999.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. New York, NY: Random House, 2015.
Goldman, Robert. Reconstruction and Black Suffrage: Losing the Vote in Reese and Cruikshank. University Press of Kansas, 2001.
Gonzalez, Juan. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. Penguin, 2011.
Harvey, Jennifer, Karin A. Case and Robin Hawley Gorsline. Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: White People on What We Need to Do. Pilgrim Press, 2004.
Hill, Jane H. The Everyday Language of White Racism. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Jaimes, M. Annette, Ed. The State of Native America: Genocide, Colonization, and Resistance (Race & Resistance Series), South End Press, 1992.
Kendall, Frances E. Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race. Routledge: New York, 2013.
Litwack, Leon F. Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow. Knopf, 2010.
Noguera, Pedro A. The Trouble with Black Boys …and Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
Painter, Nell Irvin. The History of White People. W. W. Norton & Company, 2011.
Roediger, David R. Working Toward Whiteness: How America’s Immigrants Became White: The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs. New York: Basic Books, 2006.
Salaita, Steven. Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where It Comes From and What It Means For Politics Today. Pluto Press, 2006.
Smedley, Audrey. Race in North America: Origins and Evolution of a Worldview. Westview Press, 2012.
Tatum, Beverly Daniel. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? New York: Basic Books, 2003.
Vilson, Jose Luis. This Is Not A Test: A Narrative on Race, Class and Education. Chicago, Ill: Haymarket Books, 2014.
West, Cornel. Race Matters. New York: Vintage, 1998.
Wise, Tim. Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity. San Francisco, CA: City Light Books, 2010.
Woodson, Carter G. The Miseducation of the Negro, 1933.
Wu, Frank. Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White. New York: Basic Books, 2003.
Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 2005.
RACE, RACISM & CHRISTIANITY
Bowers‐Wheatley, Marjorie and Nancy Palmer Jones. Soul Work: Anti‐Racist Theologies in Dialogue. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2003.
Callahan, Allen Dwight. The Talking Book: African Americans and the Bible. Yale UP, 2008.
Cone, James H. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Orbis Books, 2011.
DeLoria, Vine. God Is Red: A Native View of Religion. Fulcrum, 2003.
Douglas, Kelly B. What’s Faith Got to Do with It?: Black Bodies/Christian Souls. Orbis, 2005.
Francis, Leah Gunning. Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community. Chalice Press, 2015.
Spellers, Stephanie. Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of Transformation. Church Publishing, Inc., 2006.
Tinker, George E. Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation. Fortress Press, 2004.
West, Traci. Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter. Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.
RECOMMENDED BIBLE COMMENTARIES
Blount, Brian K, Cain H. Felder, Clarice J. Martin, and Emerson B. Powery. True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary. Fortress Press, 2007.
Dube, Shomanah M. W. Other Ways of Reading: African Women and the Bible. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.
Felder, Cain H. Race, Racism, and the Biblical Narratives. Fortress Press, 2002.
Felder, Cain H. Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation. Fortress Press, 1991.
Foskett, Mary F, and Jeffrey K. Kuan. Ways of Being, Ways of Reading: Asian American Biblical Interpretation. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2006.
Massey, James Earl. “Reading the Bible from Particular Social Locations.” The New Interpreter’s Bible: Volume 1. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1994. 150-52.
Nash, Peter T. Reading Race, Reading the Bible. Fortress Press, 2003.
Page, Hugh R, and Randall C. Bailey. The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora. Fortress Press, 2010.
Patte, Daniel, and Teresa Okure. Global Bible Commentary. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2004.
Weems, Renita J. Just a Sister Away: A Womanist Vision of Women’s Relationships in the Bible. San Diego: LuraMedia, 1988.