Race, Theology, Sociology, and History Reading Group (#BlackLivesMatter)

With all that’s been going on, I’m feeling the need to read (and in some cases re-read)  a lot of books related to race and its intersections with theology, sociology, and history. So I thought I would invite readers of the blog to join me if they want to.

I’m developing a growing list that will move and change depending on what strikes my fancy. I might also add other areas of intersection (like education), but I’m going to stay in the lanes that I move in the most often. And there will be some fiction thrown in (especially if we’re talking about race and history).

The first two books that I will read are going to be “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God” by theologian Kelly Brown Douglas and “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange [this will be a re-read for me]

I’ll start reading on Sept. 1. And write as I go along. You are welcome to join me.

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3 thoughts on “Race, Theology, Sociology, and History Reading Group (#BlackLivesMatter)

  1. I just downloaded “Stand Your Ground”…… looks interesting and yes, I’d like to see what you comment as I read along. (I also ordered the UU common reader, the one that Barber is one of the authors of. Hard copy because I have a friend here, who’s also a Barber fan and I’ll want to share the book for sure.) Bunny

    • No, because I think class, while a connected issue, would sidetrack from the main issue of race.

      As I tell people…..race issues will not be solved by ending class issues.

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