I am learning to be anti-racist. Anti-racism is an ongoing journey, a way of life that invites the learner to ask “how am I perpetuating systems of whiteness?” “How am I complicit in systems of racial oppression?” From the answers there, the learner asks, “what can I do to dismantle systems of whiteness and oppression in my life?”
One thing I’m doing more of is reading for education. Yesterday, I purchased 2 books: Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation, by Latasha Morrison (https://eagleeyebooks.com/searchbysubject/index?subject=Be%20the%20Bridge), and I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown (https://eagleeyebooks.com/searchbysubject/index?subject=I%27m%20still%20here%20austin%20channing%20brown), which I will be reading as I also continue to work through Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God (https://eagleeyebooks.com/searchbysubject/index?subject=native%3A%20identity%2C%20belonging%20and%20rediscovering%20god).
The links to these books are from the local bookstore AJ and I patronize, Eagle Eye Book Shop: https://eagleeyebooks.com/
I’ve also read some helpful articles, which I will link below. Keep learning, friends. Learn, grow, and invite others along with you.
“How I Feel Right Now as a Black Woman” https://cupofjo.com/2020/06/how-i-feel-as-a-black-woman/
“There’s No Going Back to Normal” https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/06/radical-acceptance-path-change/613015/
“Black Faith Matters” https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/june-web-only/black-faith-matters.html
“The Tipping Point: From Sympathy to Solidarity” https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/june-web-only/black-faith-matters.html
The Pioneering Black Women who Paved the Way for this Moment https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/pioneering-black-women-who-paved-way-moment/612838/