Jennifer Harvey is a yoga-obsessed writer, educator and parent interested in how social structures shape us and how we can transform ourselves into people who create more just, compassionate social structures.  She is passionate about racial justice, the problem of whiteness, queer life, community and spirituality.

Her newest book is Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. She’s also the author of  Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation and Whiteness and Morality: Pursuing Racial Justice through Reparations and Sovereignty .

Jennifer has lots of other articles and chapters you can find elsewhere too. She occasionally blogs at Huffington Post and various and other places. She is also an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches.

formations. is a place where she posts her written attempts to make living connections among all of these passions and interests.

Jennifer Harvey is available for speaking engagements and workshops. Inquiries may be directed to revdrjenniferharvey@gmail.com.

You can also follow her on Facebook or Twitter @revdrjenniferharvey.

5 Responses to “About”
  1. apixellady says:

    I read your synopsis about intent vs. impact, regarding the Q. Wallis debacle with the Onion, and it harkens to stuff I’ve said, less eloquently for years. It carries more weight coming from someone not of color, hackles are down, so I appreciate the clarification for the masses. I read a sample of your book on Amazon.com, and I think I love you!

  2. Aimee says:

    Just tried to follow your blog with email and when I click on the ‘confirm’ button in the email it sends me, it tells me the link has expired and I have not been confirmed. I wanted to make sure you know the follow feature isn’t working for your site today so you could get it fixed and get more people keeping up with this blog!

    • cglover25 says:

      Hey formations… I hope you don’t mind but I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine award. To put it plainly, I like what you’re doing. There was a time when I had absolutely no hope that this country would move towards any semblance of sanity between the races. You made me reconsider that.
      You can link back to my site at chadvsdeath.wordpress.com to find out more about the award. To put it plainly, I’m glad your doing what your doing. Thanks.

  3. C V says:

    I read your open letter to parents of white children on HP. The comments are closed, but I wanted to reach out to you to tell you what we do. We do say that all people are equal, but what we also say is that all people are unique, and that’s what makes life amazing.

    That your culture, race, sex, family relationship, social status, religion… All of those things contribute to your experiences as a person. That everyone has similar emotions, but maybe for different reasons, and that’s okay. That life is harder on some people than others, and that is because of x,y, and z. That regardless of the make-up of a person, they should never be considered less important on something beyond their control.

    We cannot control where we were born, the color we were born, the social status, gender, sexuality, religion (if any) we were born into. Therefore, we also can’t judge on those things. We also can’t control how others judge this, but we can control OUR actions, and if we choose to silently tolerate hate, bigotry, or sexism (to give a few examples).

    “It’s not the color of your skin, but the CONTENT of your CHARACTER” is often talked about here. This is how we talk about equality. The light of your soul is what should be evaluated, and the rest doesn’t matter. In addition, the light in anyone else’s soul is what should be used to assess whether they are a mostly good, or mostly bad person.

    Equality is loving someone for who they are, just as they are, as opposed to “accepting them in spite of” who they are. It’s about learning from each other, learning different cultures, ways of living, struggles, and overcoming them together.

    I gave my (now) 9yo a box when she was around 3yo to play with. She drew a city on the outside, and was playing with all of her Little People toys around it. I asked her why she wasn’t playing in the box? She said, “Because people don’t belong in boxes, and that’s how they get to know each other.” That was one of many very proud Mommy days.

    Hope this helps in your pursuit, from one Mommy to another.

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