Anti-Racist Resources

In light of the horrific extrajudicial killings witnessed in recent weeks, we have seen discussions of racism being brought to the forefront of our attention. But these discussions that have saturated our social media platforms and news outlets can be one-sided, or just sound bites of information as compared with the comprehensive and nuanced perspectives of books, documentaries and other resources. As a diverse student body, non-black students and faculty should be well-informed so that we can stand in solidarity alongside black people. We hope this document is a catalyst for those willing to learn and act in response to the systemic racial injustice within the country and church. Such compilations have been circulated but we believe our school will benefit from an additional set of resources on an appropriate biblical response to racism, more specifically anti-black racism within the United States. As believers of a benevolent and just God, we should be motivated and called to participate in an ethic of care and responsibility toward others (Ephesians 4:2). This care should extend beyond empathy or intellectual curiosity. Rather, it should be manifested in directly dismantling systems of oppression—even those that may not directly affect you. For example, we encourage faculty to incorporate the voices of black thinkers and their antiracist principles into classrooms and approaches to teaching.

Though this document provides an array of opinions, some easier to agree with than others, we hope that you engage with the perspectives of racism that are unfamiliar and that challenge your worldview. Please be mindful that the search for information does not end here. We welcome you to continue to engage with these topics, even when it is not trending. We are currently in partnership with the library to provide easy access for certain resources mentioned in this document.

Tracy-Jean Khonje, Adair Kibble, Joffre St Hilaire, Kendra Arsenault, Brandon Shin, Adoniah Simon, Lisa Kamilazi, Nikitha Nelapudi, Emerald Norman

Table of Contents

Biblical response to anti-black Racism
Non-religious responses to anti-black Racism

Biblical responses to anti-black Racism




Advent Next Theological Podcast (Spotify and YouTube)

Adventist Peace Radio

For the Life of the World/ Yale Center for Faith and Culture (Spotify)

  • My Anger, God’s Righteous Indignation/ Willie Jennings (Response to the Death of George Floyd)—June 2
  • Redeeming Dangerous Memories: Black Women and Racial Injustice/ Keri Day and Miroslav Volf—June 6
  • Racism, Exclusion, and Embrace/ Miroslav Volf—May 30
  • The Need to Listen/ Miroslav Volf—June 1




The Wound: Racism in the Adventist Church by The Haystack (Part 1–3)

Non-religious responses to anti-black Racism



  • A Colony in a Nation—Chris Hayes
  • Autobiography of Malcom X—Alex Haley
  • Between the World and Me—Ta Nehisi Coates
  • Black Feminist Thought—Patricia Hill Collins
  • Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity—Tim Wise
  • Democracy in Black—Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  • Discourse on Colonialism—Aimé Césaire
  • Divided sisters—Midge Wilson and Kathy Russell
  • Envisioning Emancipation—Deborah willis & Barvara Krauthamer
  • Faces at the Bottom of the Well—Derrick Bell
  • Fatal Invention—Dorothy Roberts
  • How To Be An Antiracist—Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings—Maya Angelou
  • I'm Still Here—Austin Channing Brown
  • Killing Rage: Ending Racism—Bell Hooks
  • Locking Up Our Own—James Forman
  • Loveable Racists, Magical Negroes, & White Messiahs—David Ikard
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor—Layla F Saad
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome—Joy DeGruy
  • Racism Without Racists:Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America—Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • Racism 101—Nikki Giovanni
  • Sister Outsider—Audre Lorde
  • So You Want to Talk About Race?—Ijeoma Olou
  • Stamped from the beginning—Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Black Book—Toni Morrison
  • The Fire Next Time—James Baldwin
  • The Miner's Canary—Lani Guiner and Gerald Torres
  • The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class—David Roediger
  • The Blacker the Berry—Wallace Thurman
  • The Wretched of the Earth—Frantz Fanon
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God—Zora Neale Hurston
  • They Can't Kill Us All—Wesley Lowery
  • Thick—Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • Waking up white—Debbie Irving
  • Walls can fall: Race, Reconciliation and Righteousness in a Divided World—Kenneth C. Ulmer
  • What does it mean to be white?—Robin DiAngelo
  • When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America—Ira Katznelson
  • When they call you a terrorist—Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism—Robin DiAngelo
  • White Rage—Carol Anderson & Pamela Gibson
  • Women, Race & Class—Angela Davis

Specialized Topics


  • Black and Blue—John Hoberman
  • Just Medicine: a Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care—Dayna Bowen Matthew
  • Medical Apartheid—Harriet A Wahington
  • The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World—Michael Marmot
  • Unmasking Racism in Health Care; Alive and Well—Marie Edwige Seneque


  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed—Paulo Freire
  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria—Beverly Daniel Tatum

Legal Focus:

  • Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership—Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • The Color of Law—Richard Rothstein
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness—Michelle Alexander

Books for younger kids

  • Henry’s Freedom Box—Ellen Levine
  • Hidden Figures: The true story of four black women and the space race—Margot Lee Sheeterly
  • I am Jackie Robinson—Brad Meltzer
  • New shoes—Susan Lynn Meyer
  • Ruth and the green book—Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Gwen Strauss
  • The story of Ruby Bridges—Robert Coles
  • The youngest marcher: The story of Audrey Fay Hendricks, a young civil rights activist—Cynthia Levinson
  • We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March—Cynthia Levinson




  • Dark Girls—Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry
  • Freedom Riders: Non-Violent Civil Right Movement—Stanley Nelson
  • I am not your Negro—Raoul Peck
  • King in the Wilderness—Peter Kunhardt
  • Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America—Stanley Nelson
  • Teach Us All—Sonia Lowman
  • The Black Power Mixtape—Göran Olsson
  • 13th—Ava DuVernay

TV Series

  • Eyes on the Prize
  • hen They See Us
  • Who Killed Malcom X?


  • Do the Right Thing  
  • Explained: the Racial Wealth Gap
  • If Beale Street Could Talk  
  • Just Mercy
  • Natural Hair the movie
  • See Yesterday
  • The Hate U Give
  • Time: the Kalief Browder story
  • Selma

“Whiteness: The Meaning of a Racial, Social and Legal Construct” uploaded by Emory University
“The Myth of Race, debunked in 3 minutes” uploaded by Vox
“Let's get to the root of racial injustice" | Megan Ming Francis | TEDxRainier uploaded by TEDx Talks
“The real story of Rosa Parks—and why we need to confront myths about black history" | David Ikard uploaded by TED
“Race: Human. The Un-Science of Race Categories" | Teja Arboleda | TEDxClarkUniversity uploaded by TEDx Talks
“Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses 'White Fragility'" uploaded by Seattle Channel
“How to be an Antiracist”—Dr. Ibram X. Kendi uploaded by The Aspen Institute 



  • 1619—New York Times
  • About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Code switch—NPR
  • For the Life of the World—Yale Center for Faith and Culture
  • Intersectionality Matters—Kimberle Crenshaw
  • Momentum: A race forward podcast
  • New Books in African American Studies—Marshall Poe
  • Pass the Mic, Combing the Roots, and Footnotes—The Witness  
  • Seeing White—Scene on Radio