Resources by Chapter

This page contains resources for further learning (reading or viewing) based on the contents of each chapter.

Note: These links are external to this website.  Though they do not always reflect the views of the author, they are helpful context for the reader.


Chapter 1: Beyond Colorblind, introduction

Go to introductory video of the Beyond Colorblind Video Series by InterVarsity

Bishop Desmond Tutu and Dr. John Hope Franklin discuss the limits of colorblindness (“A Journey Towards Peace,” PBS interview, February 9, 2001)

Melody Hobson, “Color blind or Color brave?” TED talk, March 2014

The Big Story Gospel Presentation by Dr. James Choung, part 1

The Big Story Gospel Presentation, Dr. James Choung, part 2 (further explanation)

Chapter 2: Ethnicities Made for Good

Go to video 2 (“Beauty”) of the Beyond Colorblind Video Series by InterVarsity

Cultural Differences across 11 different regions in the US (Reid Wilson, Nov 8, 2013)

Spoken Word: Ten things I want to say to a black woman, Joshua Bennett 

Spoken Word: Denice Frohman – Accents (Latina perspective)

A video showcasing the diversity of Asian America by NBC 

Homeward, music video by Magnetic North, produced by Wong Fu productions (an ode to Asian American family, sacrifices, and sense of home)

Chapter 3: The Cracks in our Ethnicity

Go to Video 3 “Brokenness” of the Beyond Colorblind Video Series by InterVarsity

The History of the White Supremacy in America (Carl Skutsch, Rolling Stone Magazine)

How Racism affects Health (NPR, November 11, 2017)

Background readings about how race was discussed in science, history, and society, as well as its current implications (PBS, Race the Power of an Illusion)

How 20th century systemic racism affected citizenship, housing, employment, and net worth (PBS, Race the Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In)

Doctrine of Discovery: learning about the rationale against Native persons in US history

The challenges of colorism in the Latino community: “We hate ourselves so much that we don’t understand how beautiful we are…”

Read Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel American Born Chinese to read about how a Chinese American navigates identity and belonging

The Disturbing History of the Segregated Suburbs (a tongue in cheek video)

Chapter 4: Ethnicities Restored for Better

Go to Video 4 “Redemption” of the Beyond Colorblind Video Series by InterVarsity

How black musician Daryl Davis befriended KKK members (Caroline Praderio, Business Insider, December 28, 2016) 

Pastor Antonie Rutaysire, Urbana 2012 testimony | “…And that day I gave away my anger and my hatred.   And from an angry, bitter young man, I became a reconciler.  Then came the genocide of 1994…”

Interview With Former White Nationalist Derek Black (Aug 2017, NY Times)

Holy Spirit Fiya, a call and response song led by Native brothers and sisters at Urbana 2015

Chapter 5: Redeemed Ethnic Identities Sent out to Heal

Go to Video 5 “Restoration” of the Beyond Colorblind Video Series by InterVarsity

Brent Campbell’s powerful testimony from broken to reconciler

Carol Dweck, TED talk, the power of “not yet” in helping underperforming students succeed

Black and white Civil Rights martyrs, Southern Poverty Law Center

Freedom riders, a PBS special highlighting the stories of black and white Americans who sought to integrate interstate buses

Supaman, a Native American hip hop artist from the Crow Nation, blends his native heritage with songs of prayer and protest found in hiphop.  Watch here.

Chapter 6: Trust-Building with Ethnic Strangers

Where are you really from?  Why this question makes people upset (CNN, Aug 24, 2017)

ASIAN: how do you see me?  Asian Americans share about the challenges in being seen as other

The Momondo DNA Journey series, though not American centric, is helpful in helping people discover their ethnic heritage and start to dismantle ethnic bias.

Momondo, The DNA Journey, captures the story of 67 people across the world who discover what they have in common with other nationalities after taking a DNA test

Jay’s Story: Momondo, The DNA journey, captures the story of Jay (an Englishman, or so he thinks)

Ellaha’s story: Momondo, The DNA journey, captures the story of Ellaha (a Kurd, or so she thinks)

Christena Cleveland, author of Disunity in Christ, talks about dismantling an “us versus them” bias (Urbana 15) 

Chapter 7: Crosscultural Skills in Community

InterVarsity’ resources on cross-cultural competence building

To learn more about Cross-cultural Intelligence go to

A brief story about cultural difference between a New Yorker & a Minnesotan

Denmark video: people breaking out of boxes to discover what they have in common

Chapter 8: Responding to Crosscultural Conflict in Community

Approaching differences diagram, an InterVarsity resource on approaching cultural difference

Learn more about using the Situation, Behavior, Impact (SBI) tool to address conflict (Center for Creative Leadership)

Chapter 9: Prophetic Ethnic Justice

Learn about Sankofa, the Evangelical Covenant Church’s racial righteousness journey that helps disciples of Jesus prayerfully move towards addressing racial justice and healing

Learn more about the CCDA, a movement of Christians engaged in transforming under-resourced communities

Here are two great books that have come out in the past year to address racial equity, justice, and reconciliation:

– Ken Wytsma’s The Myth of Equality

– Dominique DuBois Gilliard’s Rethinking Incarceration

Chapter 10: Culture Re-creators

Titus Kaphar, TED talk: Can Art Amend History?

Learn how to diversify your worship and use it for reconciling kingdom purposes | The Next Worship, Sandra Maria Van Opstal|

Makoto Fujimura, “What Do You Want to Make Today?,” Biola University, 2012 commencement address

The Guardian’s list 50 culturally diverse children’s books

A buzzfeed article on talking to your kids about racism