LENT. Day 16.

Anti Racism for Lent.
Day 16.

Look for and listen to expert voices that are people of color.

If you’ve found yourself seeking out information about racial justice, are you looking at where that information is coming from?

How often do you read the names of the author of that article you’re reading? Do you google them and find that the ‘race expert’ writing this article is perhaps a well educated, (privileged,) middle aged white man? Do you go look for an alternative article from a person of color to give you a more balanced perspective?

Recognize that when we only read and share articles and books written by white people, we’re not helping.

Look for those experts.
They do exist, their voices are amazing, and they’re easy to find if you’re willing to look.

Edited to add:
If you’re not sure where to start, I suggest checking out ColorLines.

From their website: “Color Lines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning in-depth reporting, news analysis, opinion and curation. Color Lines is published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.

LENT. Day 13.

Lent. Day 13.

Go, LOOK for things which challenge your perspective.

Part 3….
Part 1 is here…   … Part 2 is here…

Look for BOOKS which challenge your perspective.

LOOK FOR THINGS TO READ, Books:

  • BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
    (Audible, narrated by Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  • A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Howard Zinn
    (Audible, narrated by Matt Damon)
  • GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN,
    THE FIRE NEXT TIME,
    NOTES OF A NATIVE SON
    (all three) by James Baldwin

  • I CAN’T BREATHE by Matt Taibbi
    “A Killing on Bay Street”
  • THE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander
    “Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”
  • WHY ARE ALL THE BLACK KIDS SITTING TOGETHER IN THE CAFETERIA? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
    “… and other conversations about race.”