• How to Fight Racism

  • Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice
  • By: Jemar Tisby
  • Narrated by: Jemar Tisby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Religious
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (180 ratings)
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Racism is pervasive in today's world, and many are complicit in the failure to confront its evils. Jemar Tisby, author of the award-winning The Color of Compromise, believes we need to move beyond mere discussions about racism and begin equipping people with the practical tools to fight against it.

How to Fight Racism is a handbook for pursuing racial justice with hands-on suggestions bolstered by real-world examples of change. Tisby offers an array of actionable items to confront racism in our relationships and in everyday life through a simple framework - the A.R.C. Of Racial Justice - that helps listeners consistently interrogate their own actions and maintain a consistent posture of anti-racist action. This book is for anyone who believes it is time to stop compromising with racism and courageously confront it.

Tisby roots the ultimate solution to racism in the Christian faith as we embrace the implications of what Jesus taught his followers. Beginning in the church, he provides an opportunity to be part of the solution and suggests that the application of these principles can offer us hope that will transform our nation and the world. Tisby encourages us to reject passivity and become active participants in the struggle for human dignity across racial and ethnic lines. Listeners of the book will come away with a clear model for how to think about race in productive ways and a compelling call to dismantle a social hierarchy long stratified by skin color. Accompanying graphics and tables are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Jemar Tisby (P)2021 Zondervan

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Two steps forward, five steps back

A few good thoughts sprinkled into a recipe for ensuring true equality of brothers and sisters of color is never achieved.

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All the right points, all the wrong conclusions

I agree with the author the main points, but his answer to all the problems seems to be one word: government. He doesn’t seem to leave any room for those who consider themselves politically homeless or apolitical.

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Many truths in the dialogue

There’s much to be learned from this book, especially for evangelicals like myself. We definitely need racial reconciliation. I’ve seen a good example of that at my former church in Hawaii, New Hope. It was between those of Hawaiian descent (Polynesians) and whites (haole). That example actual leads to one of my critiques of this book. It’s not holistic at all. It suffers from tunnel vision. I grew up as a racial minority in South Georgia where I was persecuted for the color of my white skin. I know I’m the exception, but if you don’t address racism in all forms then you’ll never end it. Stop all the finger pointing and self serving ideas like reparations, dig into the root causes (e.g. group psychology), come up with real solutions, sell those solutions to both sides of the political spectrum and make real progress. I admire Tisby for his stand, but like he says we all have our biases, him included. Racism is a problem in the US (and everywhere else), but it will only be changed with real solutions, like a war on poverty, better education opportunities, higher wages, etc.

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Invaluable Tools

I'm not religious, but have close family members and friends who are. It seems racism is often measured by them on a personal level (where they might be colorblind or "nice" interpersonally) and ignored if not manifesting on the general level. This book provides some invaluable tools for bridging this critical gap.

It seems there are powerful and financially deep pocketed forces working to maintain the status quo. Has anyone looked to modern tools lime AI or for dialing in the best recipes and accelerating the solutions?

It seems machine learning tools could be trained, employed, even pitted against each other to discover and measure social trends gaining traction (for and against racism); effective tools, markets, partners and messaging against racism; as well as, drawing impressionable and informative illustrations that help shape and perhaps reshape the meaning of long held beliefs.

It's a complex problem in need of coordination, talent mixing and modern tools.

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For those seeking to do more than just be an ally

This book is for YOU! Tisby provides clear steps for those who truly want to fight racism.

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must read

So simple to take in and comprehend. A must read for anyone trying to enter this conversation.

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Incredibly comprehensive.

Accurate & fantastic!! I’m so grateful this resource is now available & should be required reading for all.

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Great Perspective

Tisby helps you see Tatiana issues from many viewpoints. He has a great balance of calling sin out and grace to help us on our way to Tatiana justice. I found this book very helpful.

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Excellent: so needed!

Jemar Tisby provides a great overview of some specific events in history that give helpful context and also provides concrete next steps for people at any level of willingness to move forward.

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Powerful sequel with hands-on methods for the church to confront our problem with racism

Tisby is timely, helpful, practical, and sensitive to the church’s response with racism in America. He makes no apology in stating that racism is a problem for the church to confront. It’s an inherently Christian issue. It’s impossible to follow Christ and possess a racist heart. What I appreciate about Tisby’s handling of racism is his sensitivity towards misunderstanding. He seems to recognize that many white Christians have not understood their racist tendency ... I confess that I haven’t. And yet, as a pastor leads a church member to call sin a sin, Tisby shows the American church her sin and how to “go and sin no more”. He allows the Holy Spirit to do the convicting. I appreciate that.