Conversations, Reading Guides, VOLUME 12

Raising Awareness of Racial Injustice

In the last month, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing Jemar Tisby, and then this week attending a talk he gave at a local university… 

Jemar Tisby is a historian and author of the new book The Color of Compromise: The Truth about The American Church’s Complicity in Racism. [ READ our review ]  As the way forward toward a culture of anti-racism, Tisby suggests the course defined by the acronym ARC: Becoming AWARE; Fostering deep interracial RELATIONSHIPS; and COMMITTING to act against the forces of racism. 

Following Tisby’s rubric, here are some books that will help raise our awareness, and orient us into committed patterns of action:

[ Awareness of the History of Racism ] 
[ Awareness of Black Theology ]
[ White Authors Explain White Privilege ]
[ Vision for Anti-racist Action ]

Awareness of the History of Racism


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The Definitive History
of Racist Ideas
in America [/easyazon_link]  
Ibrahim Kendi


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The Truth about the American Church’s
Complicity in Racism[/easyazon_link]


Jemar Tisby


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the Lynching Tree[/easyazon_link]


James Cone


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Mass Incarceration in
the Age of Colorblindness[/easyazon_link]


Michelle Alexander


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