The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism




      The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
In August of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech, calling on all Americans to view others not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character Yet King included another powerful word, one that is often overlooked Warning against the tranquilizing drug of gradualism, King emphasized the fierce urgency of now, the need to resist the status quo and take immediate action.King s call to action, first issued over fifty years ago, is relevant for the church in America today Churches remain racially segregated and are largely ineffective in addressing complex racial challenges In The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby takes us back to the root of this injustice in the American church, highlighting the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip in order to bring about progress between black and white people.Tisby provides a unique survey of American Christianity s racial past, revealing the concrete and chilling ways people of faith have worked against racial justice Understanding our racial history sets the stage for solutions, but until we understand the depth of the malady we won t fully embrace the aggressive treatment it requires Given the centuries of Christian compromise with bigotry, believers today must be prepared to tear down old structures and build up new ones This book provides an in depth diagnosis for a racially divided American church and suggests ways to foster a equitable and inclusive environment among God s people. New Read The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Jemar Tisby is president and co founder of The Witness A Black Christian Collective He has written about race, religion, and culture for The Washington Post, CNN, Vox, Christianity Today and The New York Times He is the co host of the Pass The Mic podcast, which is frequently rated as one of the top 100 religion and faith podcasts on iTunes Tisby is a PhD student in history at the University of Mississippi, studying race and religion in the 20th century, and he has spoken to thousands at colleges, conferences, and churches across the country on such topics as Understanding the Heart Cry of Black Lives Matter, The Historical Politics of Race in America, and The Image of God and the Minority Experience In 2017, the Religion News Association recognized him for excellence in student religion reporting for his articles on the police related killings of unarmed black citizens.

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  • The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
  • Jemar Tisby
  • 21 July 2018
  • 0310597315

10 thoughts on “ The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism

  1. Jonathan Newman says:

    Wow This has to be one of if not THE most important books on race and racism I have ever read It is a historical survey of how the American church in general, especially white Christians, have largely not only failed to oppose racism but have also been culpable in creating it and preserving it While mostly just telling the truth, it has a bit of a prophetic voice as well, especially towards the end The author, Jemar Tisby, is a Christian leader and speaker and PhD candidate for U.S History Wow This has to be one of if not THE most important books on race and racism I have ever read It is a historical survey of how the American church in general, especially white Christians, have largely not only failed to oppose racism but have also been culpable in creating it and preserving it While mostly just telling the truth, it has a bit of a prophetic voice as well, especially towards the end The author, Jemar Tisby, is a Christian leader and speaker and PhD candidate for U.S History He also is the President of The Witness A Black Christian Collective, and his podcast Pass the Mic has been very helpful for me and other friends in understanding the intersection of Christianity, current events, and the black experience As he said in the book, Jemar loves the Church, but has done the hard work of re...

  2. Matt says:

    A very painful and important read.

  3. Stephen Matlock says:

    This is perhaps one of the most accessible, clear, and gentle book you might read about the history of, and acceptance of, white supremacy and black abasement of the American nation and in the American church Tisby is an historian and does not shave meaning or impact by using soft words When you read this, you understand what he is saying, directly racism i...

  4. Raymond says:

    History and Scripture teaches us that there can be no reconciliation without repentance There can be no repentance without confession And there can be no confession without truth Tisby s book gives a historical overview of how the white Christian church has been complicit in the promotion of racism in America from 1619 to the pres...

  5. Alison Chino says:

    I have been following Jemar Tisby s work for a couple of years now and have been eagerly anticipating the release of his new book The Color of Compromise, so when calls went out for advance readers, I raised my hand high I ve been digesting the book slowly for a few weeks and here is what most amazes me I have been reading and studying America s racial past for a while now, but this specific history of the American church s leading role in maintaining racism has been, for the most part, previo I have been following Jemar Tisby s work for a couple of years now and have been eagerly anticipating the release of his new book The Color of Compromise, so when calls went out for advance readers, I raised my hand high I ve been digesting the book slowly for a few weeks and here is what most amazes me I have been reading and studying America s racia...

  6. Matthew Manchester says:

    I honestly don t know how to properly review this book and I ve been trying to find words to describe what I just read Here is my pitiful attempt OVERVIEW I remember when I first read Stamped from the Beginning The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America I was horrified I knew some of racism in some of its blatant forms KKK, etc , but didn t grasp racist ideas and the influence, power, and history they hold While Ibram Kendi s book covered religion, I longed for a Christian compan I honestly don t know how to properly review this book and I ve been trying to find words to describe what I just read Here is my pitiful attempt OVERVIEW I remember when I first read Stamped from the Beginning The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America I was horrified I knew some of racism in some of its blatant forms KKK, etc , but didn t grasp racist ideas and the influence, power, and history they hold While Ibram Kendi s book covered religion, I longed for a Christian companion book that could come aside Kendi s work among others to talk about the racist ideas and the complicity with racism that the church has participated in This is that book in many ways Tisby gives the reader a short general survey of the church s complicity a keyword in this book with racism By the end Tisby gives some practical advice on how to begin fixing these problems, which I found personally helpful THE GOOD This book left me speechless I...

  7. Shayla Mays says:

    I thought Divided by Faith was helpful This is even better.

  8. Gretchen says:

    So good, and so needed I can see how this would be hard to take in, but I have been researching and reading up on this topic for two years now and everything this book says is true How the white church responds will say a lot about us The verse that keeps popp...

  9. David says:

    A helpful contribution to an ongoing and important conversation about the church and racism The Color Of Compromise is a survey of the American church and the evolution of racism and racialization, but also includes some thoughts about how to respond.

  10. Adam Shields says:

    Summary An introductory survey of American history and the relationship of the church to racism.Racism is hard to talk about because we have a hard time agreeing with what racism is Not only the definition of the word, but looking at specific events the discussion frequently devolves into, That was racist and I don t understand how you can say that was racist The Color of Compromise is an introductory survey of how the church has compromised with racism over history Early chapters cover Summary An introductory survey of American history and the relationship of the church to racism.Racism is hard to talk about because we have a hard time agreeing with what racism is Not only the definition of the word, but looking at specific events the discussio...

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