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.
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
Woke Church, Eric Mason
Be the Bridge, Latasha Morrison
The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation, Russell Moore and Andrew T. Walker
The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby
General Antiracism Books
How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexandar
The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein
Just Mercy, Brian Stevenson
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.
Older Kids and Teen Books
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.
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