Diversity, Spirituality & Inclusion


Initiating Conversations about Race

PDF of the quotations / slides used on March 12, 2018. Click on graphic above or here: Initiate Conversations About Race Quotes cslnj


  1. Whitewashed. This documentary chronicles White Americans reflecting on white racial identity and racism.  (34 minutes)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdaF_h06YX4
  2. Understanding My Privilege | Sue Borrego | TEDxPasadenaWomen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlRxqC0Sze4
  3.  Color Blind or Color Brave? | Mellody Hobson  |  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKtALHe3Y9Q
  4. Things Not To Say To Someone Of Mixed Race | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8sY29iN0-c
  5. The Muslim on the Plane |  Amal Kassir  |  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIAm1g_Vgn0
  6. What is Mine to Do?  |  Tracy Brown  |  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT2T05DLBEU


Audio / Podcast

  1. Code Switch | NPR | 
  2. Latino USA | NPR |
  3. Race Matters | NPR |
  4. Intentionally Inclusive

Recommended Reading

  • White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic by Jamie Kapp. https://everydayfeminism.com/2014/09/white-privilege-explained/
  • Calling Out Racism is Love Speech, Not Hate Speech by Alice Hunt. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/alice-hunt/calling-out-racism-is-lov_b_8103480.html
  • We Can Talk about Race wihtout Fighting or Getting Defensive, If We’re Willing to Learn How by Sydney Trent. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/03/09/why-americans-fear-talking-about-race-and-how-you-can-lead-the-way/?utm_term=.871814bfcad3
  • “Conflict Transformation” in Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown pp79-83

CSL Sunday Talks

  • Daring Together: Rev Karen Fry & Dr. Petra Weldes | CSLDallas https://youtu.be/pZN0Azjf-0E
  • From Racism to Gracism: Rev. Brian Akers | Oneness CSL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ERhomrqV0
  • On Martin Luther King and Leaning Into the Dream: Marianne Williamson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcLaTDqOg2A


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