The Seed Cracked Open: Growing Beyond Racism
In this keynote address for the July 2005 New York Yearly Meeting annual sessions, Vanessa Julye addresses the reality of racism within the Religious Society of Friends. Stories from generations of her family, and the experiences of other African American Friends across time, make vivid the sense of isolation and barriers people of color face in the predominately white, middle-class Friends culture. Vanessa Julye goes beyond critique, however, to present significant questions and additional resources as a ministry to heal and to empower Friends to "move further along the spectrum of racism." The ebook version is available in mobi (for Kindle readers) and epub (for all other ereaders).