Racial Justice

Racial Justice

Racial Justice is one of the most urgent, powerful justice issues of our time. As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm and promote our Seven Principles, and as members of UUCC, we promise to challenge each other to live our values. We express these values through the commitment and energy that we give to this critical movement.

The content on this page is curated by two active racial justice groups at UUCC: the Black Lives Matter Team, which is focused specifically on the movement for Black lives; and Revolutionary Love conference attendees, who aspire to view and act on the congregation’s vision through a multicultural and anti-racist lens.

Read or listen to more about the philosophy behind UUCC’s commitment to racial justice:

What we’re doing at UUCC:

Simple things you can do today:

  • Dine at a black-owned restaurant in the Baltimore area
  • Wear a #BlackLivesMatter button
  • Make eye contact, smile, and say hello. No matter the color of someone’s skin. Listen to others’ stories and validate their experiences.
  • Follow #BlackLivesMatter leaders on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and learn from their comments
  • Order and wear a #BlackLivesMatter t-shirt
  • Spend a few minutes exploring the links on this page!

Sites we like:

Recommended Readings: Books and articles

  • When We Know Better, We Must Do Better by Laurie Stone Sirtosky
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • Waking Up White by Debby Irving
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  • How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M. Fleming
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson (UUA 2015-2016 Common Read)
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (UUA 2012-2013 Common Read)
  • The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
  • Left Bank Books in St Louis MO has published a Black Lives Matter reading list
  • Have a book to suggest? Email blacklivesmatter@uucolumbia.net


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