Talking About Race

When discussing race feels overwhelming, start by reflecting on your experiences and sharing your story.

What were the conversations around race and ethnicity like in your family growing up?

When were you first made aware of your racial and ethnic identity?

Leader’s note: Create a safe space to be honest here. It’s okay, and actually preferred, for people to come to terms with acknowledging their discomfort with the topic, their fear of saying the wrong thing, and their worry about being judged or called a racist. This dialogue will go nowhere if folks aren’t willing to move past their fear and engage.

For a full Bible study on this topic, use Racism: How Should Christians Respond?

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