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The Color of Compromise
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Churchs Complicity in Racism | Jemar Tisby
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The Color of Compromise takes readers on a historical journey: from Americas early colonial days through slavery and the Civil War, covering the tragedy of Jim Crow laws and the victories of the Civil Rights era, to todays Black Lives Matter movement. Author Jemar Tisby reveals the obviousand the far more subtleways the American church has compromised what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. Tisby uncovers the roots of sustained injustice in the American church, highlighting the cultural and institutional tables that need to be turned in order to bring about real and lasting progress between black and white people. Through a story-driven survey of American Christianitys racial past, he exposes the concrete and chilling ways people of faith have actively worked against racial justice, as well as the deafening silence of the white evangelical majority. Tisby shows that while there has been progress in fighting racism, historically the majority of the American church has failed to speak out against this evil. This ongoing complicity is a stain upon the church, and sadly, it continues today. Tisby does more than diagnose the problem, however. He charts a path forward with intriguing ideas that further the conversation as he challenges us to reverse these patterns and systems of complicity with bold, courageous, and immediate action. The Color of Compromise provides an accurate diagnosis for a racially divided American church and suggests creative ways to foster a more equitable and inclusive environment among Gods people.
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Such an important book

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This is a really important book. I think it would make a great companion book to The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. He is thorough in his assessments and in his historical summaries. This book is not hyperbole, it is factual. I highly recommend it, unless you haven‘t read much re race in our country and then I would recommend a few books before this one, starting with The New Jim Crow.

jamicuns If you haven‘t read much regarding race in America by POC authors this book will come as a shock and you may think the author is overblowing the situation...“playing the race card” or “making us divisive by bringing race up”. I may have actually uttered those words myself a few years ago, unfortunately. I have spend the last few years reading and educating myself on race in America and have been repenting of my thinking ever since. 5mo
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