Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart by Christena Cleveland
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- Why I think all my friends are unique but those in other groups are all the same
- Why little differences often become big sources of conflict
- Why categorizing others is often automatic and helpful but can also have sinister side effects
- Why we are so often victims of groupthink and how we can avoid it
- Why women think men are judging them more negatively than men actually are, and vice versa
- Why choices of language can actually affect unity
Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World by David A. Livermore
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Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney López
Free books will be given to the first 10 to register. Register here by May 15, 2015.In Dog Whistle Politics, Ian Haney López offers a sweeping account of how politicians and plutocrats deploy veiled racial appeals to persuade white voters to support policies that favor the extremely rich yet threaten their own interests. Dog whistle appeals generate middle-class enthusiasm for political candidates who promise to crack down on crime, curb undocumented immigration, and protect the heartland against Islamic infiltration, but ultimately vote to slash taxes for the rich, give corporations regulatory control over industry and financial markets, and aggressively curtail social services. White voters, convinced by powerful interests that minorities are their true enemies, fail to see the connection between the political agendas they support and the surging wealth inequality that takes an increasing toll on their lives. The tactic continues at full force, with the Republican Party using racial provocations to drum up enthusiasm for weakening unions and public pensions, defunding public schools, and opposing health care reform.
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Past Reading Selections
The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir by Michele Norris
Coming Together in the 21st Century: the Bible's Message in an Age of Diversity by Curtiss Paul DeYoung
Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery by Michael Fosberg
Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk
Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness by Joseph Bardnt
The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America by Dr. Joseph Graves
Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Priviledged Son by Tim Wise
Teachable Moments: Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue by Steve Robbins
Building a House for Diversity: How a Fable about a Giraffe & an Elephant Offers New Strategies for Today's Workforce by R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.
Silent Racism: How Well-Meaning White People Perpetuate the Racial Divide by Dr. Barbara Trepagnier
The One in the Many: Christian Identity in a Multicultural World edited by Thomas R. Thompson
Racism and God-Talk : A Latino/a Perspective by Rubén Rosario Rodriguez
Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White Christianity
by Edward Gilbreath
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation by Adam Taylor
Neither Jew Nor Gentile by George Yancey
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford