Beyond White Normativity

Creating Brave Spaces

REA Annual Meeting 2018

2-4 November, Washington, DC

REA2018 Resources

This is a list of relevant resources that support the theme

Whiteness, Racism Resources:

  • Ahmed, Sara. 2012. On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Alcoff, Linda M. 2015. The Future of Whiteness. Malden, MA: Polity Press.
  • Alexander, Michelle. 2010. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press.
  • Allen, R.L. 2001. “The Globalization of White Supremacy: Toward a Critical Discourse on the Racialization of the World,” in Educational Theory, 51 (4), 467-485.
  • Allen, Theodore W. 2012. The Invention of the White Race, Vols. I & II. Brooklyn: Verso.
  • Anderson, Carol. 2017.  White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.  New York: Bloomsbury.
  • Applebaum, Barbara. 2016. “Critical Whiteness Studies.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Oxford University Press.
  •  Arao, Brian, Clemens, Kristi. 2013. “From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice.” In Landreman, Lisa, ed. The Art of Effective Facilitation: Reflections from Social Justice Educators. Virginia: Stylus Press. 135-150.
  • Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. 2014. Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Barndt, Joseph. 2011. Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
  • Barndt, Joseph. 2007. Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
  • Carter, J. Kameron. 2008. Race: A Theological Account. London: Oxford University Press.
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. 2015. Between the World and Me.  New York: Spiegel & Grau.
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. 2017. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. New York: One World.
  • DiAngelo, Robin. 2011. “White Fragility.” International Journal of Critical Pedagogy. 3(3): 54-70.
  • DiAngelo, Robin. 2018. White Fragiilty: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. Boston: Beacon Press.
  • Dyson, Michael Eric. 2017. Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
  • Frankenberg, Ruth. 1993. White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Halley, Jean, Eshleman, Amy, Vijaya, Ramya M. 2011. Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Harvey, Jennifer. “Which Way to Justice? Reconciliation, Reparations, and the Problem of Whiteness in U.S. Protestantism” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, 31:1 (2011).
  • Hughey, Matthew W. “The (Dis)similarities of White Racial Identities: The Conceptual Framework of ‘Hegemonic Whiteness’”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33: 8, September 2009.
  • Ioanide, Paula. 2015. The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Irving, Debby. 2014. Waking Up White and Finding Yourself in the Story of Race. Cambridge: Elephant Room Press.
  • Jacobson, Matthew Frye. 1998. Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Jenson, Robert. 2005. The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege. San Francisco: City Lights.
  • Jung, Moon Kie, Joao Costa Vargas, Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, Eds. 2011. State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States. California: Stanford University Press.
  • Kendall, F. 2006. Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race. New York: Routledge.
  • Kivel, Paul. 2017. Uprooting Racism: How White People can Work for Racial Justice. British Columbia: New Society Publishers.
  • Maxwell, David, Ed. 016. Race in a Post-Obama America: The Church Responds. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press.
  • Moore, Eddie, Penick-Parks, Marguerite, Michael, Ali. 2015. Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Morrison, Toni. 1992. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination. New York: Vintage Books.
  • Omi, Michael, Winant, Howard. 2014. Racial Formation in the United States, 3Ed. New York: Routledge.
  • Painter, Nell Irvin. 2010. The History of White People. New York: W.W. Norton.
  • “Principles into Practice: Strengthening Leadership for a Diverse Society.” Booklet. Washington, DC: National Coalition Building Institute, 2003.
  • Roediger, David. 1991. The Wages of Whiteness. New York: Verso.
  • Roediger, David. 2005. Working Toward Whiteness: How America’s Immigrants Became White. New York: Basic Books.
  • Sullivan, Shannon. 2014. Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism. New York: SUNY Press.
  • Sullivan, Shannon. 2006. Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Tatum, Beverly D. 1997. “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: And Other Conversations about Race. New York: Perseus Books.
  • Tolchuk, Shelly. 2016. Living in the Tension: The Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice. Roselle, New Jersey: Crandall, Dostie and Douglass Books, Inc.
  • Tolchuk, Shelly. 2010. Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Wise, Tim. 2011.White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. Berkeley: Counterpoint.

Whiteness, Racism, Theology and Faith Resources:

  • Barndt, Joseph. 2011. Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
  • Barndt, Joseph. 2007. Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
  • Carter, J. Kameron. 2008. Race: A Theological Account. London: Oxford University Press.
  • Davies, Susan E., Hennessee, Sr. Paul Teresa, Eds. 1998. Ending Racism in the Church. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press.
  • Ellison, Gregory C. 2017. Fear+Less Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press.
  •  Fulkerson, Mary M., Shoop, Marcia W. Mount. 2015. A Body Broken, A Body Betrayed: Race, Memory, and Eucharist in White-Dominant Churches. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.
  •  Harvey, Jennifer. 2014. Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation. Grand Rapids: Wm. Eerdmans.
  • Hearn, Mark. 2009. “Color-Blind Racism, Color-Blind Theology, and Church Practices.” Religious Education Journal. 104(3): 272-288.
  • Helsel, Carolyn. 2017. Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press.
  • Hill, Daniel. 2017. White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to be White. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Hondagneu-Sotelo, Pierrette, ed. 2007. Religion and Social Justice for Immigrants. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  •  Jennings, Willie James. 2010. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  •  Jones, Robert P. 2016. The End of White Christian America. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  •  Meeks, Catherine, Ed. 2016. Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America. New York: Morehouse.
  • Okholm, Dennis, Ed. 1997. The Gospel in Black and White: Theological Resources for Racial Reconciliation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Robinson, Elaine A. 2013. “Whiteness: The Structure of Institutional Racism” in Moral Issues and Christian Responses, 8th Ed. Eds. Patricial Beattle Jung, L. Shannon Jung. Grand Rapids: Fortress Press.
  •  Thurman, Howard. 1979. With Head and Heart: The Autobiography of Howard Thurman. New York: Harcourt Brace and Co.
  •  Wallis, Jim. 2016. America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press.

Whiteness, White Normativity in Europe Resources:

  • Essed, Philomena, Farquharson, Karen, Pillay, Kathryn, White, Elisa Joy. Eds. 2018. Relating Worlds of Racism: Dehumanisation, Belonging, and the Normativity of European Whiteness. New York: Macmillan Press.
  • Wekker, Gloria. 2016. White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Pedagogy, Diversity in the Classroom and Teaching Resources:

  • Everington, J., ter Avest, Ina, Bakker, Cok, van der Want, A. 2011. “European Religious Education Teachers’ Perceptions of and Responses to Classroom Diversity and Their Relationship to Personal and Professional Biographies.” British Journal of Religious Education. 33(2), 241-256.
  •  Fernandez, Eleazar S., Ed. 2014.Teaching for a Culturally Diverse and Racially Just World. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.
  • Hess, Mary. 1998. “White Religious Educators and Unlearning Racism: Can We Find A Way?” Religious Education Journal. 93(1): 114-129.
  •  hooks, bel. 1994. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge.
  • Leonardo, Zeus, Porter, Ronald K. 2010. “Pedagogy of Fear: Toward a Fanonian Theory of ‘Safety’ in Race Dialogue.” Race Ethnicity and Education. 13(2), 139-157.
  • Leonardo, Zeus. 2009. “Reading Whiteness: Anti-racist Pedagogy Against White Racial Knowledge. In W. Ayers, T. Quinn, D. Stovall, Eds. Handbook of Social Justice in Education. New York: Routledge.
  •  Leonardo, Zeus. 2009. “The Color of Supremacy: Beyond the Discourse of ‘White Privilege.’” In E. Taylot, D. Gillborn, & G. Ladson-Billings, Eds. Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education. New York: Routledge.
  •  Leonardo, Zeus. 2002. “The Souls of White Folk: Critical Pedagogy, Whiteness Studies, and Globalization Discourse.” Race Ethnicity and Education. 5(1), 29-50.
  •  Levine-Rasky, C. 2000.. “Framing Whiteness: Working Through the Tensions in Introducing Whiteness to Educators.” Race Ethnicity and Education, 3(3), 271-292.
  • Moy, Russell. 2000. “American Racism: The Null Curriculum in Religious Education.” Religious Education Journal. 95(2): 120-133.
  •  Religious Education Journal. Vol. 112, No.1, January-February 2017. The Volume is devoted to Racism, Whiteness and Teaching.
  •  Tran, Mai-Anh. 2017. Reset the Heart: Unlearning Violence, Relearning Hope. Nashville: Abingdon Press.
  • Turpin, Katherine. 2010. Leaning Toward Justice: Identity-Challenging Education.” Religious Education Journal. 105(1): 20-24.
  •  Westfield, Nancy Lynne. 2008. Being Black Teaching Black: Politics and Pedagogy in Religious Studies. Nashville: Abingdon Press.
  • Zembylas, Michalinos. 2018. “Affect, Race, and White Discomfort in Schooling: Decolonial Strategies for ‘Pedagogies of Discomfort.'” Ethics and Education 13, no.1: 86-104.

The January-February 2017 issue (112)(1) of Religious Education Journal is completely devoted to “Race, Racism, Anti-Racism and Religious Education.”

The Anti-Racist Alliance Resources:

  • Martinas, Sharon. “Shinin’ the Lite on White Privilege.”
  • McIntosh, Peggy. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”

Resources from “Showing Up for Racial Justice”:


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