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- Pope Francis: No Tolerance for Racism, But Without Violence (Vatican News - 06/05/20)
- Statement of U.S. Bishops' President--Archbishop José H. Gomez--on George Floyd and the Protests in American Cities (USCCB - 05/31/20)
- Statement of U.S. BIshop Chairmen in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests (USCCB - 05/29/20)
- Open Wide Our Hearts | The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism (USCCB - 2018)
- Archbishop Gegrory Issues Statement on Fatal Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia (Catholic Standard - 05/12/20)
- Statement from Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory Regarding the Death of George Floyd (Archdiocese of Washington - 05/31/20)
- Archbishop Wilton Gregory Issues Statement on Planned Presidential Visit (Archdiocese of Washington - 06/02/20) - Español
- Night Will Be No More: Pastoral Letter to the People of God in El Paso (Diocese of El Paso - 10/13/19) - Español
- Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others (Pepperdine University's online Masters of Psychology program).
- Pope Francis and U.S. Bishops Respond to George Floyd's Killing (Catholic Mobilizing Network - 06/04/20)
- Racism in Our Streets & Structures: A Test of Faith, A Crisis for Our Nation (Initiatiative on Catholic Social Thought & Public Life - 05/05/20) video begins at 51 minute mark.
- Fr. Bryan Massingale: How the Church can Combat Racism and White Privilege (America: The Jesuit Review - 06/05/20)
- El Paso's Bishop Mark Seitz: Black Lives Matter (National Catholic Reporter - 06/04/20)
- Pope Francis on the death of George Floyd: We Cannot Tolerate Racism and Claimto Defend Life (America: The Jesuit Review - 06/03/20)
- To Fight Racism, Catholics Must Hunger for Justice like We do for the Eucharist (America: The Jesuit Review - 06/01/20)
- The Assumption of White Privilege and What We Can Do About It (National Catholic Reporter - 06/01/20)
- America's Racial Contract is Killing Us by Adam Serwer (The Atlantic - 05/09/20)
- The 1619 Project (NYT Magazine)
- My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by José Antonio Vargas (NYT Magazine - 06/22/11)
- Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being (2010)
- Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience (2018)
- How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- Let It Fall is a documentary that explores a decade of police brutality and racial injustice in Los Angeles, that led to the Rodney King riots of 1992. (Netflix, Amazon Prime)
- The Force chronicles the Oakland's Police Force two-year attemt to rebuild trust and peace amongst their community. (Netflix, Amazon Prime)
- The Central Park Five follows the investigation and police pressure to quickly solve a crime that led to the convition of five innocent Black and Latino teens. (Amazon Prime)
- 13th: From Slave to Criminal With One Amendment takes a look at the 13th Amendment's "loophole" that has contributed to the mass incarceration of Black persons. (Netflix, YouTube)
- 3 Minutes, Ten Bullets highlights the events leading up to the shooting, the trial, the role of media, and subsequent protests that followed the death of Jordan Davis. (HBO Max)
- Four Little Girls documents the heartbreaking story of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963 that led to the death of four young girls. (Amazon Prime, HBO Max)
- Dark Girls explores bias against Black women in the world, in our nation, and within the Black community. (Amazon Prime)
- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is a biographical documentary about the writer, dancer, singer, actress, and activist Maya Angelou. (Amazon Prime)
- Hidden Figures tells the ultold story of three real-life NASA mathematicians as they worked tirelessly to launch a man into space and claim their seat at the table. (Hulu, Amazon Prime)