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— Brasher, Jordan. “Confederate Flags Fly Worldwide, Igniting Social Tensions and Inflaming Historic Traumas.” The Conversation. Brasher is Assistant Professor of Geography, Columbus State University.
— Clegg, Preston. “The Subtle Religious Education of White Supremacy – Part I.” May 18 2020. The “catechesis” of white supremacy in white “Christian culture” that leads white “God-fearing men” hunting and murdering young men in 2020.
— Clegg, Preston. “The Subtle Religious Education of White Supremacy – Part II.” May 19 2020. The “catechesis” of white supremacy in white “Christian culture” that leads white “God-fearing men” hunting and murdering young men in 2020.
— Corbould, Clare. “Why Is the Confederate Flag So Offensive?” The Conversation. Corbould is Associate Professor at Deakin University in Australia.
— Giggie, John M. and James D. Mixson. “Why the Debate over Building Names Matters.” AL.com Jul 23, 2020. Historians at the University of Alabama provide a concise summary of issues in history with which we are wrestling today.
— Harris, Colin. “You Say ‘I Am Not A Racist’? That’s An Inadequate Response.” Good Faith Media, June 8, 2020.
— Joyner, Chris. “As Monuments Tumble, Are We ‘Erasing’ History? Historians Say No.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 11, 2020.
— Newson, Ryan Andrew. “Why Defacing Confederate Monuments Is Morally Justified.” Religion Dispatches June 4, 2020.
— Romero, Robert Chao. “The Brown Church Has Been Deconstructing and Reconstructing Christianity Since the Colonial Period, Says Professor and Author.” Faith and Leadership.
— Vaca, Daniel. “Who Do You Want Me to Be?“The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere. February 27, 2018.
— Vaughn, Cliff. “Good Faith Media Willing to Ask Uncomfortable Questions.” Good Faith Media, June 30, 2020.
— Williams, Caroline Randall. “You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument.” The New York Times June 26, 2020.
— Berry, Wendell. The Hidden Wound. North Point Press, 1989.
— Brown, Austin Channing. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. A major voice among young Christians today. Podcast interviews with and sermons by the author also recommended.
— Jones, Robert P, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. Simon & Schuster 2020.
— Lee, Harper. Go Set A Watchman: A Novel. Harper Collins, 2015.
— Lewis, John. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement. Simon and Schuster, 1998.
— Newson, Ryan Andrew. Cut in Stone: Confederate Monuments and Theological Disruption (Baylor U Press, 2020). He is also author of Inhabiting the World: Identity, Politics, and Theology in Radical Baptist Perspective (Mercer University Press, 2018) and Radical Friendship (2017).
— Obama, Barack. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (2006); Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (2007); Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (2010).
— Obama, Michelle Robinson. Becoming. 2020. If white Americans have read a memoir by a U. S. president or first lady but have not yet read one of the memoirs by Barack or Michelle Obama, they need to address why not.
— Perry, Imani. More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States. New York University Press, 2011. This book compels us to think beyond this insufficient dichotomy in order to see how racial inequality is perpetuated. See also Walker-Barnes, I Bring the Voices of My People.
— Reynolds, LeeAnn. Maintaining Segregation: Children and Racial Instruction in the South, 1920-1955. Louisiana State University Press, 2017. How black and white children in the early twentieth-century South learned about segregation in their homes, schools, and churches.
— Sims, Angela D. Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror. Baylor University Press, 2016. What is the meaning of Christianity when some Christians perpetuate violence on other Christians?