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White Too Long

The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

by Robert P. Jones

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White Too Long by Robert P. Jones
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    Jul 2020, 320 pages
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    Jul 13, 2021, 320 pages

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A clarion call to white Christians to acknowledge how their religious beliefs support white supremacy and to move toward racial justice.

Religious scholar Robert P. Jones doesn't pull any punches in his latest book, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity: "White Christian churches have not just been complacent; they have not only been complicit; rather, as the dominant cultural power in America, they have been responsible for constructing and sustaining a project to protect white supremacy at the expense of black equality." Drawing on archival research, public opinion survey data and his own memories of growing up in the Deep South, Jones, founder and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), builds a convincing case that white Christianity has played a central role in sustaining racist attitudes and actions in America.

Jones begins his unflinching examination in the mid-19th century, with the split of the Baptist church; the northern faction was opposed to slavery, while ...

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