Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Facilitating Difficult Dialogues

by Dr. Derald Wing Sue. Wiley Publishing, February 2016.


This book explains group dynamics and how to effectively facilitate race conversations.


emotions and discomfort, communication styles, ground rules and group norms, color-blind traps, white guilt, interracial dialogue, how People of Color are silenced

Recommended Audience

leaders looking to facilitate conversations about rac


Purchase as book, e-book, or audio book

Practical Applications

  • Lead meaningful race dialogue in your community by learning productive group norms and expecting discomfort.
  • Empower groups in your congregation to have small discussions about race and anti-racism.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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