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While the realities of systemic racism and injustice in our society have become more visible to white people in recent years, due to social media and communications technology, rarely do white people talk about issues of racial justice in predominantly white institutions and spaces. At the same time, efforts are underway in numerous communities and legislative bodies to deny the reality of racism and white supremacy, further complicating efforts aimed at dismantling racism and white supremacy in our society. As people of faith, Christians—especially white Christians—are called to do something about the evil of racism and work toward racial justice in our communities and the church. This Contemporary Catholic Conversation lecture focuses on where white Catholics, in particular, need to begin in laying the foundations of an antiracist spirituality in order to see the world as it really is, recognize the work that needs to be done on the personal and collective levels, and engage one’s faith in work of racial justice.