My Top 3 Anti-Racism Reading Picks (Foundational Resources Part 2)

Ok, so this post has nothing to do with Spiderman. It’s about books. But when this picture appeared my search of reading-related images, well, there was no going back. Ok, on to the actual content. Have you ever heard the reading analogy, “some books are mirrors, others are windows?”It’s actually pretty apt. Some books are mirrors in them we see ourselves with our personalities, experiences, struggles, and dreams. Other books are they give us a view of experiences outside ourselves. They let us be spectators and learners in new worlds….

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Foundational Resources Part 1-“Where Do We Go From Here?” With Mike Kelsey

If you’re saying, “Ok. I understand that Black lives matter. I see that there is a history of racial oppression in the USA. I accept that the protesters have an important message. But, where do I go from here?” You need Mike Kelsey’s voice in your life! Mike has been foundational in my early, anti-racism …

Doing The Next Right Thing…On An Airport Shuttle

right thing doesn’t always give you much time to think. When striving to be an anti-racist, being ready for action is important. A posture of readiness can be the difference between seizing an opportunity and letting it slide by. I recently found myself in one such opportunity in a hot, humid Chicago day…

Viral For All The Right Reasons

“We need to talk about race. Why are people angry? Why so upset? Didn’t we elect a black president? Pass civil rights laws? Isn’t racism illegal now?” These are the words that begin Phil Vischer’s (now viral) video, “Race in America. It’s candid and mind-blowing. But mind-blowing doesn’t always mean viral. What made this one …

My Anti-Racist Awakening

A few months ago, I wasn’t listening. I was among the many responding to news of racial violence with arguments like: don’t all lives matter? I’m not racist. I’m colorblind! I’m not part of the problem. I live in a conservative, white community so I can’t do anything. But then the Lord rent my heart. …