- The Doll Test video.
- The Kerner Report, a landmark study of racism, inequality, and police violence that continues to hold important lessons today.
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Learn more..
- Apple Podcasts: Into America: The Essential Kerner Commission Report (31 minutes)
- American Police, an NPR Throughline podcast featuring Prof. Kahlil Gibran Mohammad detailing the historical development of policing in the US.
This video explains in less than 15 minutes the legislative actions that led to the practice of redlining and the horrific impact it had on the financial stability it had on Blacks and people of color.
We recommend watching this video in its entirety as it discusses not only redlining but establishes the link between financial stability, crime, discriminatory drug laws and prison sentencing, and bias in policing.
Susan E. Borrego, Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint, reflects on her life as an emancipated minor and dissects the emotionally charged conversation surrounding race relations in the United States. This raconteur uses her powerful first-person account of "White Privilege" and "Black Lives Matter" to underscore the responsibility each one of us has to bring about change.
Download the White Privilege study guide from the ELCA here.
A checklist to assess your White Privilege.
At the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 2019, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, ELCA Presiding Bishop and the ELCA Church Council formally delivered the introduction to, and a copy of, Explanation of the Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent. This document was accepted by Rev. Lamont Wells, President of the African Descent Lutheran Association. Watch video of the event.