The Englewood Review of Books
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Hardback: Zondervan, 2021
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Tisby closes the book with a beautiful and intimate conclusion, and once sentence from it will stick with me long after I have loaned this book out or placed it lovingly back on my shelf. He writes, “Fighting racism is not just about how it changes the world; it’s also about how it changes you.” As a white woman raised in a middle-class home and afforded the blessings of higher education, a loving husband, and a fulfilling career, I have long benefitted from many different types of privilege. Yet despite all those good things, I was living only half a life at best. Why? Because I didn’t understand the truth of racism, and as a result of that, I had an incomplete understanding of myself. When I began my own journey to fill in the blanks over a decade ago, I had no way of knowing how the process would change me, but I am so thankful that I did. Jemar Tisby, with this book, has given me the courage and the tools to walk the next leg of the journey. How to Fight Racism is a proclamation to the church that cannot be ignored, a source of true encouragement, and a masterclass in hope.
- From our review of this book by Jamie A. Hughes
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