Book Study and Reflection on White Fragility and Systemic Racism

During the fall of 2020, Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey, Rev. Alcris Limongi and a member of Parkdale, Judy Hamley, led a congregational book study and reflection focused on white fragility and systemic racism. Almost 50 people from the congregation attended. Everyone found the book we studied, White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism and the discussions that followed extremely informative and all agreed they have so much more to learn.

Following is a list of resources that emerged from this study: 


WHITE FRAGILITY: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to Present by Robyn Manard

Me and White Supremacy by Lala Saad

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation by Derald Wing Sue

Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestations, Dynamics and Impact by Derald Wing Sue


Executive Starts Work to Become Anti-Racism Denomination