Welcome to the Deconstructing Whiteness Resource page. We’ll be posting resources here, check back often!
The book group began January 13, 2019, with a book series discussion on what it means to be white in the United States. This facilitated conversation will cover the social structures of race that impact our lives, how systemic and structural racism works and what we can do about it, and deconstructing whiteness.
Sundays 5:15-7:00 pm, 2nd & 4th Sundays. UPDATE: We will be continuing the book club indefinitely, please see below for information on our new book selections. You are welcome to join us once you have completed any of our other antiracism book groups. This group is ongoing for the foreseeable future. Email Robin Slaw, Director of Religious Education, for more information.
January 2019-Waking Up White by Debby Irving
February 2019-So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
April 2019-White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
June 2019-The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
October 2019-How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M. Fleming
November 2019-Harriet, the movie about Harriet Tubman
January 2020-How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Deconstructing Whiteness Facebook group
Undesign the Redline tour at Central Branch Library
Tours on Tuesday, Jan 9 @ 7 pm, Thursday, Jan 11 @ 1 pm, and Saturday, Jan 12 @ 11 am
Finding Myself in the Story of Race | Debby Irving | TEDx Fenway
Article on the Cycle of Socialization by Bobbie Harro
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrice Cullors
White Rage by Carol Anderson
Anything by TaNehisi Coats