Race in a post-Obama America : the church responds / David Maxwell, editor ; contributors, Mary Gene Boteler, Laura Cheifetz, David Esterline, DeBorah Gilbert White, Jennifer Harvey, David Maxwell, Otis Moss, III, Debra J. Mumford, Jessica Vazquez Torres, Frank Yamada.

Contributor(s): Maxwell, David, 1960- [editor.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, 2016Description: xix, 139 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780664262174 (alk. paper); 0664262171 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Racism -- United States -- History | Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | United States -- Race relations -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Race in a post-Obama AmericaDDC classification: 305.800973 LOC classification: E185.615 | .R21257 2016
Contents:
Part I. Racism Defined and Recounted : -- 1. Defining terms -- 2. The Bible and racism -- 3. 1492-1790 : European colonialism and U. S. nation building -- 4. 1790-1954 : U.S. apartheid, colonialism, and neocolonialism -- 5. 1954-1973 : Movement time : from overt to covert -- 6. 1973-present : post-movement time : racism redefined -- Part II. Issues of Racism Today : -- 7. Did Obama's election end racism? -- 8. Do segregated churches imply racism? -- 9. Police brutality : understanding and intervening -- 10. Whiteness and what white people can do -- 11. The church's response
Summary: Recent events in the United States have provoked not just a willingness to discuss issues of racism in this country but a desire to do something meaningful to confront it. Race in a Post-Obama America offers concerned Christians the chance to clarify terms and issues around racism and discern how to respond. The reader will learn the basic definitions and history around racism in the United States, be presented with current thoughts on institutional racism and what is to be done to end it, and learn about specific actions individuals and churches are taking. Designed for individual or group study, the book includes questions for reflection and discussion.
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Part I. Racism Defined and Recounted : -- 1. Defining terms -- 2. The Bible and racism -- 3. 1492-1790 : European colonialism and U. S. nation building -- 4. 1790-1954 : U.S. apartheid, colonialism, and neocolonialism -- 5. 1954-1973 : Movement time : from overt to covert -- 6. 1973-present : post-movement time : racism redefined -- Part II. Issues of Racism Today : -- 7. Did Obama's election end racism? -- 8. Do segregated churches imply racism? -- 9. Police brutality : understanding and intervening -- 10. Whiteness and what white people can do -- 11. The church's response

Recent events in the United States have provoked not just a willingness to discuss issues of racism in this country but a desire to do something meaningful to confront it. Race in a Post-Obama America offers concerned Christians the chance to clarify terms and issues around racism and discern how to respond. The reader will learn the basic definitions and history around racism in the United States, be presented with current thoughts on institutional racism and what is to be done to end it, and learn about specific actions individuals and churches are taking. Designed for individual or group study, the book includes questions for reflection and discussion.

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