ERIC Number: ED358227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
America's Original Sin. A Study Guide on White Racism. New, Expanded Edition.
Hulteen, Bob, Ed.; Wallis, Jim, Ed.
This study guide offers 53 essays and articles in 9 study sessions on the causes and consequences of racism and a vision for change from a Christian perspective. The guide is updated to include articles addressing issues raised by the riots in Los Angeles (California), the 25th anniversary of the legislative victories of the Civil Rights Movement, and the Columbus quincentenary. The guide argues that the founding racial crimes of the nation, extermination of the indigenous populations and slavery of Africans, are the nation's "original sins," which have theological as well as historical meanings that must be faced. The resource is structured to facilitate a study-action-reflection process that is most effective when used in a group setting with time for discussion of the articles and accompanying study questions. Study Session 9 and Appendix 1 offer practical suggestions and "how-to" information for such activities. Study Session titles are as follows: (1) "Racism: Prejudice of the Powerful"; (2) "The Deep Scars of Discrimination"; (3) "The Pain of Oppression"; (4) "An Uncomfortable Privilege"; (5) "Pioneers in Racial Justice"; (6) "What's Wrong With Integration?"; (7) "Body, Blood, and Spirit"; (8) "The Data of a New America"; and (9) "A Call to Action." Appendixes describe educational activities designed to involve others in the process of confronting racist attitudes in one's church and community, list national organizations, and suggest resources for further study. (JB)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indians, Black History, Blacks, Christianity, Essays, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, Sex Bias, Slavery, Study Guides, Theology, United States History, Whites
Sojourners Resource Center, Box 29272, Washington, DC 20017 ($10 each for 1-9 copies; $8.50 each for 10-49 copies; $7.50 each for 50-99 copies; $6.50 each 100 or more copies).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sojourners, Washington, DC.