Articles: Coronavirus and Race
- For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies (Sojourners – Aug 16, 2017)
- Coronavirus In Illinois: State Reports 78 More Deaths And 625 New Cases (NPR – June 11, 2020)
- By the Numbers: Where Illinois Stands on Positivity Rates, ICU Beds Needed to Reopen (NBC Chicago – May 19, 2020)
- The Everyday Racism of Covid-19 by Judith E.B. Roberts (ELCA.org – April 8, 2020)
- That We Might Have Life: Black Healthcare Matters in the Covid-19 Pandemic by Rev. Lamont Anthony Wells (ELCA.org – April 7, 2020)
- Zooming Toward God’s Love: Reflections on Resilience During COVID Times by Lily Wu (ELCA.org – April 22, 2020)
- Asian American Doctors and Nurses are Fighting Racism and The Coronavirus (The Washington Post – May 19, 2020)
- THE FIRST 100. COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn’t Have To. (ProPublica – May 9, 2020)
- Chicago COVID-19 Demographics (Instagram)
- Chicago Racial Segregation Demographic (Instagram)
- This Week Has Happened Before (Slate – May 30, 2020)
- What Is an Anti-Racist Reading List For? (Vulture – June 4, 2020)
- Your Bookshelf May Be Part Of The Problem (NPR – June 6, 2020)
- Understand Systems Of Oppression By Interrogating Whiteness, Poet Claudia Rankine Says (wbur – June 4, 2020)
- 6 Ways Well-Intentioned People Whitesplain Racism (And Why They Need to Stop) (Everyday Feminism – February 7, 2016)
- How Racist Policing Took Over American Cities, Explained by a Historian (Vox – June 6, 2020)
- The Police Don’t Change (Slate – May 31, 2020)
- What It Means to be Anti-racist (Vox – June 3, 2020)
- How to be a Good White Ally, According to Activists (Vox – June 2, 2020)
- Why These Protests are Different (Vox – June 4, 2020)
- America To Me – This unscripted documentary series presents an exclusive look into an academic year at suburban Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School. Students, teachers and administrators from one of the country’s highest performing and diverse public schools are profiled in the face of decades-old racial and educational inequities. The series delves into the experiences of the racially diverse student population, sparking conversations about what has and has not succeeded in the quest to achieve racial equity and overcome bias in education.
- The Next Question Web Series (TNQ Show)
- The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books to Add to Your List (Parade – June 2, 2020)
- A Youthful Perspective with Family (Instagram)
- 1619 (The New York Times – June 10, 2020)
- Code Switch (NPR) Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby explore how issues of race and identity manifest in every corner of American culture, from music to poetry to sports. Meraji and Demby welcome guests for well-informed discussions about everything from how Puerto Ricans identify ethnically to why some people are suspicious of the U.S. Census.
- Tamarindo (Tamarindo Podcast) A lighthearted show where the hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma. Hosts Ana Sheila Victorino and Brenda Gonzalez keep it light while being unafraid to tackle thorny topics, as in the episode “How We Hold Bias and What We Can Do About It.”
- Asian Enough (ART19) Hosts Jen Yamato and Frank Shyong interview fellow Asian-Americans in this L.A. Times podcast centered around the questions, “Am I Asian enough? Am I American enough?”
- Pod Save the People (Crooked) Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with fellow activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith. They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color.
- Seeing White (Scene On Radio) “White folks may feel like we’re being stabbed a little bit when our whiteness is mentioned because for the most part, we get to go through life imagining that race is something other people have,” says host and producer John Biewen in one episode of his Seeing White program. Biewen’s 14-part series is an excellent primer on the history of whiteness in America, sharing lesser-known events that will inspire white listeners to see their own place in society with fresh eyes.
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (2018)
- Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S by Lenny Duncan (2019)
- How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi (2019)
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (2018)
- Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race (2014)
- An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (2014)
- White Lies: Nine Ways to Expose and Resist the Racial Systems that Divide Us by Daniel Hill (2020)
- Another Pebble–Metropolitan Chicago Synod Antiracism Team
- Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent (June 2019)
- ELCA Racial Justice Blog
- Freed in Christ: Race Ethnicity, and Culture (1993) – ELCA Social Statement
- ELCA Racial Justice Ministries
- “Unpacking White Privilege” (Living Lutheran, January 2020)
- Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine – June 17
- Frolic First Bible
- I Love Me!
- Bitty Brown Babe
- Babylist’s “Anti-racist Books for Babies and Toddlers
- Embrace Race’s “‘Diverse’ Books for Children” list
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources (From Melanie Schikore – Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants)
- Folded Map – A study of urban segregation and how it affects Chicago Residents (Folded Map Project)
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