And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness…
Thank you for taking the first step in growing towards the love of Jesus!
Below you will find a list of resources to help you learn and manage your understanding of racism and white privilege in America. We trust that it will spark for you both an internal and external dialogue in which you seek to expand your knowledge, grow in wisdom and alter your approach to life and love within the community.
This list was created by your Sheridan pastors, as well as members of the congregation and experts from the community of Lincoln. We would welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please know that we understand that this is not an exhaustive list.
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
- Why Do All the Black Kids Sit Together in the Cafeteria, by Beverly Tatum
- The Person You Mean To Be: How Good People Fight Bias, by Dolly Chugh
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stephenson
- So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
- 24th & Glory: The Intersection of Civil Rights and Omaha’s Greatest Generation of Athletes, by Dirk Chatelain
- How To Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- Strength To Love, by Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Living With Racism: The Black Middle-Class Experience, by Joseph Feagin and Melvin Sikes
- Five Smooth Stones, by Ann Fairborn
- Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S., by Lenny Duncan.
- All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Penfold (Author) and Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator)
- The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson (Author) and Rafael López (Illustrator)
- I Believe I Can, by Grace Byers (Author) and Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
- Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman
- It’s Okay To Be Different, by Todd Parr
- Harriet (2019)
- Just Mercy (2019)
- BlacKkKlansman (2018)
- The Green Book (2018)
- The Hate U Give (2018)
- Race (2016)
- 42 (2013)
- Malcom X (1992)
- Mississippi Burning (1988)
- A Time For Burning (1966) A documentary on the work done by Pastor Youngdahl in Omaha in 1966 to encourage a white Lutheran congregation to reach out to members of a black Lutheran congregation.
Lectures, Talks and Articles:
- We Need To Talk About An Injustice Bryan Stephenson’s TEDTalk (2012)
- An Uncomfortable Conversation With A Black Man (2020) an ongoing video series by Sam Acho.
- Coronavirus: What Attacks On Asians Reveal About American Identity by Helier Cheung & Zhaoyin Feng & Boer Deng
- Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not by Danielle Cadet
- What’s Goin’ On? (1971) Album by Marvin Gaye