By Nancy Marstaller
For the last couple years, I’ve been reading to understand how racism has affected the attitudes and actions of myself and others. It’s been a saddening and sometimes shocking journey to learn of the experiences of many people of color, and how entrenched personal and institutional racism is. This book is well written and challenges us to understand ourselves better and pursue racial justice. I’ll donate it to the Meeting library so that others can learn from it.
Other books I’ve found helpful:
Amanda Kemp’s Say the Wrong Thing
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me
Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow
Debby Irving’s Waking Up White
Michael Dyson’s Tears We Cannot Stop
Racism and white supremacy are attitudes that affect us all, whether consciously or unconsciously, and have terrible negative effects all through society. Join me as I continue to uproot prejudice in my heart and mind and find actions to uproot racism in society.