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August 11, 2019

Jemar Tisby

The Color of Compromise

Jemar Tisby speaking event

"Centuries of racism in the American church cannot be overcome by 'pious irrelevancies and sanctimonious trivialities' that ignore the deep social, political, and cultural divides that persist across the color line. If the church hopes to see meaningful progress in race relations during the twenty-first century, then it must undertake bold, costly actions with an attitude of unprecedented urgency. The solutions are simple though not easy. They are, in many cases, obvious though unpopular. No matter their difficulty or distastefulness, however, they are necessary in order to change the narrative of the American church and race."

Jemar Tisby

"The Color of Compromise is green, for the greed of slave traders, plantation owners, and anyone who profited off of the economic exploitation of people of African descent."

"The Color of Compromise is white, for white supremacy, the story of racial difference that places white people at the top or at the center, and people of color at various gradations toward the bottom, and marginalized."

"The Color of Compromise is red, for the blood that flowed as a result of the physical violence that it took to maintain white supremacy."

Jemar Tisby

"The question is not how to fight racism. The question is, Will you fight it?"

Jemar Tisby

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