The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force Hosts the Mountain Sky Conference's 2021 Book Group: "Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice" by Kerry Connelly

September 09, 2021
The Racial Justice Movement and Ministries Task Force would like to encourage you to join our conferencewide Book Group. We will be reading one book, every three months. When you register, you will receive a suggested reading schedule, a link to join a discussion board, and a Zoom link to join a monthly one-hour check-in and discussion.

For October, November, and December we will be reading Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice​ by Kerry Connelly. From her website, Connelly shares:

"p>\ good · white · racist \ noun
1. A well-intentioned person of European descent who is nonetheless complicit in a culture of systemic racism
2. A white person who would rather stay comfortable than do the work of antiracism

When it comes to race, most white Americans are obsessed with two things: defending our own inherent goodness and maintaining our own comfort levels. Too often, this means white people assume that to be racist, one has to be openly hateful and willfully discriminatory—you know, a bad person. And we know we're good, Christian people, right? But you don’t have to be wearing a white hood or shouting racial epithets to be complicit in America’s racist history and its ongoing systemic inequality.

In Good White Racist?, Kerry Connelly exposes the ways white people participate in, benefit from, and unknowingly perpetuate racism—despite their best "good person" intentions. Good White Racist? unpacks the systems that maintain the status quo, keep white people comfortable and complicit, and perpetuate racism in the United States and elsewhere. Combining scholarly research with her trademark New Jersey snark, Connelly shows us that even though it may not be our fault or choice to participate in a racist system, we all do, and it’s our responsibility to do something about it."

Our monthly one-hour check-in and discussion for this book will be on the third Saturday of each month from 9 to 10 am. 

Please Register HERE.