As a multiracial family, we are so grateful for all the strides made this year in so many hearts toward antiracism. We believe that when it comes to antiracism, none of us have officially “arrived”. There are always more things to learn, always more ways to grow, and our prayer is that we would commit to that journey over a lifetime and instill the same thing in our children. 

If you haven’t already checked out our podcast, Grace and Race, DO IT! We go over this gift guide in even more detail over there. Plus we dive into exactly how to begin your journey toward antiracism as families and communities. 

This gift guide is just a starting place and it is not exhaustive. We are still diving into resources ourselves and can’t wait until we can add even more suggestions to this list. Until then, we hope these gifts can aid you or a loved one as you walk this road together.

Non-Profits to buy apparrel from

Our first suggestion is to order where you want to put your money. Two of our favorite organizations, the Equal Justice Initiative and Be The Bridge, have lots of helpful things you can order. Your orders will not only equip you with more to fight racism, but the money you give will help others do the same. 

History of Racial Injustice 2021 Calendar

Each of Us Shirt

The Opposite of Poverty Shirt

True Measure Magnet

Segregation in America Report

Slavery In America Report

Antiracist Sweatshirt

Truth and Justice Women’s Sweatshirt

Christian Antiracism Books

Filtering everything we say and do through the lens of the Gospel is deeply important. If you are wondering at all how to view antiracism through a Gospel lens, these books will be deeply helpful.

Bloodlines, John Piper

John Piper tackles racism and diversity through a Biblical perspective and dives into his own experience growing up in the segregated south.

Woke Church, Eric Mason

Woke + Church. Two words I never thought I’d hear together. In this book, Eric Mason answers the question of what it means for the church to be awakened to racism?

Be the Bridge, Latasha Morrison

Be the Bridge equips people to be bridges in pursuing racial harmony in their communities, especially through the lens of the gospel.

The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation, Russell Moore and Andrew T. Walker

The problem of racism stretches back as far humanity’s origin in the book of Genesis. This short read explores Gospel’s implication of reconciliation applies here, too.

The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby

Tisby takes readers on a historical journey of the church’s response to racism and urges Christians to respond to injustice.

General Antiracism Books

How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi

This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexandar

In The New Jim Crow, Alexandar shows how communities of color are disproportionately affected by mass incarceration.

The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein

The forgotten history of how our government segregated our neighborhoods–even after Jim Crow.

Just Mercy, Brian Stevenson

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a call to fix our broken system of justice

Gifts for Raising Antiracist Kids

No single gift will do the work for us of raising the next generation to be antiracist. However, the following tools can help aid both conscious and subconscious truth telling to our children. Check out the online store, The Black Toy Store, to not only purchase intentionally diverse gifts, but to send your money. to a black-owned small business.

Black/multicultural dolls

Buying multicultural dolls for kids can not only generate conversations about how every skin color in unique and beautiful, but your purchase will create more demand for diverse dolls to be made.

Puzzle

Multicultural Crayons

If your kids are into art, remind them that there are more than just two skin colors and encourage them to value all.

I never forget a face memory game

Little Leaders

This book documents Black women in history and reminds all leaders that Black history is all of our history.

Little Legends

This book documents Black men in history and reminds all leaders that Black history is all of our history.

Skin like Mine

This book celebrates the beauty of a skin color that isn’t typically celebrated, and that is helpful for all kids.

If you were a kid during the civil rights movement

Kids aren’t too young to know the truth about what happened and how it affects people even today. This book is a great, gentle introduction into a dark time of our nation’s history.

Older Kids and Teen Books

100 African Americans who shaped American History

Piecing Me Together

Black Boy White School

Black owned Etsy Shops

Finally, if you already have all the resources you and your family need for antiracism right now, consider heading to this Etsy page which showcases the stores of Black shop owners. Or go to your local Black-owned stores and buy your gifts and stocking stuffers there instead of making the last minute run to a big department store. Racism has created a major wealth gap in our country, and every penny we can spend to shrink that gap is just one part of piecing together what racial injustice has intentionally broken.

Have more questions about antiracism? Subscribe to our podcast and listen to the episodes below!

What is Antiracism?

Race & The Gospel

How to Have Hard Conversations about Race

Did I Just Say Something Racist?

Originally posted 2020-12-04 05:01:06.

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