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How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice

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Notes From Black Reads

Jemar Tisby believes the key to America's racial reconciliation lies within the Christian faith. Building on his previous book Color of Compromise, he details how Christians can make positive changes to move forward to a more equitable future.

Winner of the 2022 ECPA Christian Book Award for Faith & Culture

How do we effectively confront racial injustice? We need to move beyond talking about racism and start equipping ourselves to fight against it.

In this follow-up to the New York Times Bestseller the Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby offers an array of actionable items to confront racism. How to Fight Racism introduces a simple framework—the A.R.C. Of Racial Justice—that teaches readers to consistently interrogate their own actions and maintain a consistent posture of anti-racist behavior.

The A.R.C. Of Racial Justice is a clear model for how to think about race in productive ways:

  • Awareness: educate yourself by studying history, exploring your personal narrative, and grasping what God says about the dignity of the human person.
  • Relationships: understand the spiritual dimension of race relations and how authentic connections make reconciliation real and motivate you to act.
  • Commitment: consistently fight systemic racism and work for racial justice by orienting your life to it.

Now with a new preface and additional content, Tisby offers practical tools for following this model and suggests that by applying these principles, we can help dismantle a social hierarchy long stratified by skin color. He encourages rejection passivity and active participation in the struggle for human dignity. There is hope for transforming our nation and the world, and you can be part of the solution.

ISBN-13: 9780310154358

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: 01-10-2023

Pages: 256

Product Dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Jemar Tisby (BA, University of Notre Dame; MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is CEO of The Witness, Inc., an organization dedicated to Black uplift. He is also cohost of the Pass the Mic podcast and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Color of Compromise. He has spoken nationwide at conferences, and his writing has been featured by the Washington Post, CNN, and The Atlantic. Jemar is a Ph D candidate in history at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion, and social movements in the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Chapter One - Introduction - Courageous Christianity Part One – Awareness Chapter 2 - Discovering What the Bible Says about Race and Ethnicity Chapter 3 - Unpacking Your Racial Experiences Chapter 4 - Learning about Race in U.S. History Chapter 5 - All Reconciliation is Relational Chapter 6 - Can I Be Your Friend? Chapter 7 - Building Diverse Communities Part Three - Commitment Chapter 8 - Searching the Bible for Justice Chapter 9 - Doing Justice in Public Chapter 10 - Orienting Your Life to Anti-Racism Conclusion - Hope in the Midst of Persecution