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  1. ChrisB
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    White Evangelicals are racists because they vote Republican
    August 12, 2021
    ChrisB
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    Tisby says, The goal of this book is not guilt. Yes it is. His whole enterprise depends on white people feeling guilty. The question is whether Christians today ought to feel guilty.

    He gets into this in Chapter 9. A repeated refrain in this book is racism never goes away; it adapts. Racism today looks like conservatism. He asserts various conservative positions are racist without ever proving why, things like concern for law and order and federalism or opposing welfare abuse or communism. Trump is a racist because reasons and so was anyone who voted for him. Black people saw how racist Trump was, so 88 percent voted for Hillary. Of course that's been the case for every election since Bill Clinton. It's almost like black people tend to vote Democratic.

    His cure for our racism is largely to vote Democratic and support Democratic causes.

    He does have a few good ideas, things I think rich churches should do for poor churches no matter what races they are made up of. But mostly he wants to beat you up with a history of evil things you had no part of and use that to convince you to become a Democrat. Pretty ingenious, really.
  2. Imac
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A needed resource, especially for white Christians.
    August 14, 2020
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    Tisby's work is thorough and well-written. He gives us a needed historical account of Christianity in America. As a white pastor, I have a responsibility to understand our past and how it has brought us to today. Some of the material is heavy and may make one uncomfortable, but we can't move forward well without reckoning with our past. This book, however, is not to beat up white Christians, but to help us move forward with purpose and a renewed (or new-found) love for one another. He leaves us with some hope and guidance.
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