Updates from BYU and the Church
BYU Announcement to Form Race Committee | June 17, 2020
President Nelson and NAACP Statement | June 8, 2020
President Worthen Statement Following the Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Others | June 2, 2020 BYU Response to Anonymous Racist Comments at Race Panel | Feb. 7, 2020
Racial Equity Resources and Tools
Elder Quentin L. Cook. 2020.
“Be Not Weary in Well-Doing.”
President Russell M. Nelson. 2019. “NAACP Convention Remarks.”
President Russel M. Nelson. 2018. “Remarks at the Worldwide Priesthood Celebration.”
President Dallin H. Oaks. 2018. “Remarks at the Worldwide Priesthood Celebration.”
Elder Quentin L. Cook. 2017. “The Eternal Everyday"
President M. Russell Ballard. 2017. “The Trek Continues!”
Church Response to Charlottesville and White Supremacy | Aug. 15, 2017 Church Statement: All are Alike Unto God | Feb. 29, 2012
Gospel Topic Essay: Race and the Priesthood
The Equal Justice Initiative
A Reading List on Issues of Race | by Liz Mineo, Harvard Gazette
How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them | TED Talk by Vernā Myers
We Need to Talk About an Injustice | TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson
Color Blind or Color Brave? | TED Talk by Mellody Hobson
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
New York Times Magazine 1619 Project
Responses to the New York Times Magazine 1619 Project
Cathy Young. 2020. “The Fight Over the 1619 Project.” The Bulwark.
Leslie M. Harris. “I Helped Fact-Check the 1619 Project. The Times Ignored Me.” Politico.
Conor Friedersdorf. 2020. "1776 Honors America’s Diversity in a Way 1619 Does Not.” The Atlantic.
Civil Rights Leaders and the Founding Documents of the United States
Fredrick Douglass, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream Speech.”