St. John’s Antiracism Mission
As members of St. John’s Episcopal Church, we work to identify, disrupt, and dismantle racism within our church and our community.
Critical Race Theory Conversation Follow up
Thank you for attending our event held on Tuesday November 9th, titled “Critical Race Theory: How it Affects Me and Why it Matters. A conversation with three educators”.
We are tremendously grateful to our panelists for sharing their expertise, passion, and experiences. They exceeded our expectations and provided us all a truly educational and enlightening 90 minutes. We have compiled a list of resources provided from the panelists and moderator to deepen our understanding of the topic Critical Race Theory. Those resources are listed below and can also easily be accessed on our webpage: St. John’s Anti-racism Resource .
Thank you to our co-sponsors for their collaboration and commitment to learning.
–The St. John’s Antiracism Team
The Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer, Rector firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for further reading and discovery
Recommendations from Blanche B. Cook:
CAUGHT: Calculating the Moves of Power in our Midst, A TEDx talk at Wayne State University
Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, Second Edition by: Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic (2012)
Forward: The Jurisprudence of Reconstruction (California Law Review, Vol 82, No. 4 July 1994), by Angela Harris
Looking to the Bottom: Critical Legal Studies and Reparations, by Mari J. Matsuda
Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education, by Marvin Lynn and Adrienne D. Dixson (2021)Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color, by Kimberle Crenshaw
Recommendations from Kyle Westbrook:
Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (2020)
No Name in the Street, by James Baldwin
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America, by Aristide Zolberg
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow, by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880, by W.E.B. Du Bois
Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960, by Arnold R. Hirsch
A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s, by Elizabeth Todd-Breland
Recommendations from Heather Yutzy:
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo (2018)
Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson (2020)
You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, by Tarana Burke and Brene Brown (2021)
The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone (2011)
Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, by Kristin Kobes Du Mez (2020)
Code Switch Podcast From NPR
Recommendations from Duncan Moore:
The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson (2010)
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi (2019)
Recommendations from St. John’s members
An article from the New Republic about the November 2021 Virginia governor race
From the New Yorker The Void that Critical Race Theory was Created to Fill
From the New Yorker podcast The New Culture Wars over American History
An article about the slave auction controversy in Traverse City, Michigan
An article about the founder of Critical Race Theory, Derrick Bell
An article about how CRT became weaponized as a public issue
From the Chicago Public Library:
A reading list from Ibram X. Kendi from the Chicago Public Library
Can I get a Witness?
video by Erica Zazo