Resources for Dismantling Racism

Dismantling Racism Resource List

First Presbyterian Session Resolution on Racism and Embracing Our Christian Calling from September newsletter p. 12-15 Read the September 2020 First Press

PCUSA Resources:

A Statement from the Special Committee on Racism Truth and Reconciliation- June 25, 2020

Golden Rule 2020-

Rev Jimmy Hawkins, PCUSA joined in November 2019

White Dominant Culture



  • Me and White Supremacy, Layla Saad
  • White Fragility, Robin D’Angelo
  • Waking Up White, Debbie Irving
  • Stamped, Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Khendi
  • How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Khendi
  • So You Want to Talk About Racism, Ijeoma Oluo
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem
  • I’m Still Here, Austin Channing Brown

Local Organizations:

My Brother’s Keeper- My Brother’s Keeper Washtenaw

WeRoc- Justice Matters Campaign

United Way of Washtenaw, 21 Day Equity Challenge, MI Edition,

Criminal Injustice info:  CREW (Citizens for Racial Equity in Washtenaw) “Race to Justice” August 2020

Circles program-

Here's how white people can advance racial justice in Washtenaw ... by Sarah Rigg, Concentrate, July 29, 2020 includes Sidebar with Racial Justice Resources

Washtenaw County Health Department Racial Justice-and-Health Equity

 Working with marginalized populations to engage in COVID testing and treatment

 One Community: Advancing Racial Equity in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County

 Countering racism by imbedding equity in governmental budget and policy decisions.

Michigan Poor Peoples Campaign in Washtenaw County

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County

 Refugee resettlement and economic and social integration

 Legal Services of South Central Michigan


Racism in America

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

How to overcome our Biases - Walk straight toward them

Fast Race

Verna Meyers on Implicit Bias

Debbie Irving -Whitewashed History:

Debbie Irving – Finding Myself in Race Story:

Conversation & Perspective on White Privilege

Melanie Funchess – Implicit Bias

Eddie Gaude Jr. This is Us:

Democracy In Black America:

We Need to Talk About Injustice – Bryan Stevenson

Emanuel Acho – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

“Why I Stopped Talking About Racial Reconciliation and Started Talking About White Supremacy.” By Erna Kim Hackett. Online.

“Inviting White Cops into the Struggle.” Black Like Me. 1:36minutes Podcast/Youtube.

June 2,2020

“Unspoken: America’s Native American Boarding Schools.” PBS online.

“In this Together: A PBS American Portrait Story.” PBS online.

“How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time.” Baratunde Thurston. Ted Talk online.

“I Can’t Breathe.” Rev. Margaret Aymer. Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

“Bicycle Thief Episode.” What Would You Do? (ABC TV show)

“Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle to Find Home.”

and update

“White Liberalism and the Illusion of Racial Progress.”  Professor Vincent Hutchings. (OLLI presentation)