Compiled by Dr. Katie Grimes, Theology
Mass Incarceration: These resources detail how the criminal justice system is a form of anti-Black racism.
Film: The Central Park Five
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Michelle Alexander, “A System of Racial and Social Control”
Black Lives Matter: These resources describe the effects of anti-Black violence on the personal and structural levels.
Church Teaching: Cardinal George’s 2000 pastoral letter is widely recognized as one of the best documents about racism. It provides a concise and true overview of church teaching about the subject.
“Dwell in My Love: A Pastoral Letter on Racism,” Cardinal George of Chicago
Racial Segregation: These resources prove that residential racial segregation exists and show how it is the product not of free choice but of anti-Black racism.
“The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehesi Coates
White Privilege: This is the classic text for discussing white privilege. It helps students understand how white privilege intersects with their lives.
“Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” Peggy McIntosh