Anti-Racism 101: Required Skills for White People Who Want to be Allies
from the UMC General Commission on Religion and Race

This online course centers on one big idea: the differences between anti-racism and defending oneself against charges of racism. As a 101 course, the content will focus on defining anti-racism as interrupting and dismantling racism; identifying which actions fall into categories of anti-racism (avoidance or defending oneself against charges of racism); and building resilience to white fragility. The three sessions will roughly fall under these categories: theory (big idea); practice (identifying the differences); personal (internal work).

By taking this course, students will:

  1. Learn how to explain anti-racism to your church siblings or family
  2. Build your skills in interrupting racism in real-time
  3. Practice becoming stronger against white fragility – overcome the temptation to give up when the realities of racism become intense
  4. Create a foundational toolbox to interrupt and dismantle racism that will ground any other anti-racism work you do

Pre-register now for a special discount! Special price for the first 100 registrations: $34.99; regular price: $39.99. For more information, please click here.

You Are Here: First Steps for White Christians on Race and Racism
an online course from the UMC General Commission on Religion and Race

You Are Here: First Steps for White Christians on Race and Racism is an online course for Christians who want to acquire a fundamental understanding of race and racism from a biblical perspective. This four-part self-directed course offers videos featuring Robin DiAngelo and Rev. Dr. Anderson Hooker, reflections, and activities to help people of faith to recognize racism and begin to challenge it in their lives. For more information, please click here.

Implicit Bias: What We Don’t Think We Think
an online course from the UMC General Commission on Religion and Race

Implicit Bias is all about ‘what we don’t think we think’ — wait a minute, what?!?

As each of us experiences life — in school, at home, in church, at work, watching T.V. — we are surrounded by a number of biases. Some of these biases we consciously accept as our own, some we consciously reject, while many more fall into the subconscious level. Even though we are not aware of implicit biases, they constantly help to form our beliefs, values, ideas, and actions every day.

As followers of Jesus, we are created and called by the God who consistently questions beliefs, values, and motives. By taking an intentional look at implicit bias and the ways it works in our brains and in our actions, we commit to rooting out the biases that are corrupted by stereotype or prejudice and separate us from the Beloved Community.