• Kenneth Crooks, Jr.
    Executive Director Emeritus

  • As times change, what previously was a ‘dialogue about race’ has evolved into a holistic approach to diversity in our community and beyond.

    One Columbus, has also evolved, strengthening its core mission: striving to inspire, motivate, promote diversity, and ensure that each member of the community is respected and valued. Recognizing and appreciating diversity is an obligation to which each of us must be committed. If we accept and act on this challenge, then Columbus will truly become a ‘One Columbus’.

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Courier Interview


Flipping the Script


White Priviledge Shapes The U.S.


White Priviledge: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack


My Experience Growing Up Black


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Study Circles

A Guide for Dialogue Groups

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Recommended Reading List

And don’t call me a racist! “And don’t call me a racist!” is a book which is a treasury of quotes on the past, present, and future of the color line in America.  The quotes were selected and arranged by Ella Mazel.  In this rich anthology of affirmations, assertions, definitions, analyses, and assessments of race and racism one comes as close as is possible to understanding what it is like to be in someone else’s skin in America.   This is one of the most concise, comprehensive, and inclusive collections of quotes on race ever to be published!  The range of thinking on the color line from the inception of the United States to the present offers the reader a powerful and accessible history of race in America.
Holding up the Mirror The Circle of Simplicity speaks to readers seeking to find greater peace and happiness by eliminating some of the clutter and distraction in their lives. Andrews offers detailed instructions on how to form and run a simplicity circle, a support group for the terminally harried. Her book emphasizes the value of slowing down as a way to find time to reconnect with a community. But Andrews’ idea of simplicity is vague, the remedy for a wide variety of discontents. For her it means, for one thing, eating out often, because cooking makes her “crabby.” Instead of embracing the frugality advocated in other books, The Circle of Simplicity mostly echoes the weightless profundities of what used to be called the human potential movement.

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Study Circles: This digital document is an article from New Statesman (1996), published by New Statesman, Ltd. on August 16, 1996. The length of the article is 876 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.
Uprooting Racism: Continuously at the top of New Society Publishers’ best-seller list for five years, Uprooting Racism has been revised and expanded with more tools than ever to help white people understand and stand-up to racism. In addition to updating existing chapters, the new edition explores how entrenched racism has been revealed in the new economy, voting, anti-Arab prejudice, and health care policy.
Letters Across the Divide: In this stirring book, two friends-a black minister and a white businessman-discuss candidly the hang-ups, stereotypes, and sins that inhibit interracial friendships. Some people may think that racism is no longer a problem in our society, but David Anderson and Brent Zuercher make an effective case for just the opposite: both black and white people still harbor wrong assumptions and resentments toward each other. Believing that the church is called to a deeply felt reconciliation between the races, Anderson and Zuercher strive to understand each other. They hash out their differences, giving voice to feelings most of us have had but would never express out loud. The result is a book that provokes thought, arouses emotion, and ultimately spurs actions, stressing that the most effective way of dealing with the many facets of racial reconciliation is through real and connected friendships.