Episode 044 – Let’s Talk About Race

 
 
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Here on the podcast, we talk about faith, finance, and everyday life. You have surely noticed that recently in our country, and really across the world, eyes have turned to racial injustice in America. I have not shied away from talking about race on the podcast because this topic definitely fits into the original premise. In this episode, I’ll give a little background on how faith, finance, and everyday life in America have been impacted by systemic racism and white supremacy. If you have felt hesitant to jump into the discussion or are not really sure what to think or feel or how to process right now, I invite you to listen to the end and check out one or two of the resources listed. Let’s talk about race.

Mentioned in this episode + bonus resources:

NPR podcast Code Switch: Why Now, White People?

The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity by David W. Swanson

Equal Justice Initiative founded by Bryan Stevenson author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (also a movie, streaming now for FREE on all online platforms during June 2020)

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Concise presentation of racial history in America on YouTube: Holy Post – Race in America by Phil Vischer (yes, the VeggieTales guy!)

BLCK Market Houston

You might also enjoy:

Episode 043 – Malcolm Foley, Baylor University Department of Religion on the history of lynching in America

Episode 042 – Gary Wardlaw of The Relationship Clinic of Waco on racial fatigue and healing

Repenting for Racism blog article by Alexis Busetti

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