Winner of the 2022 ECPA Christian Book Award for Faith & Culture
How do we effectively confront racial injustice? We need to move beyond talking about racism and start equipping ourselves to fight against it.
In this follow-up to the New York Times Bestseller the Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby offers an array of actionable items to confront racism. How to Fight Racism introduces a simple framework—the A.R.C. Of Racial Justice—that teaches readers to consistently interrogate their own actions and maintain a consistent posture of anti-racist behavior.
The A.R.C. Of Racial Justice is a clear model for how to think about race in productive ways:
Tisby offers practical tools for following this model and suggests that by applying these principles, we can help dismantle a social hierarchy long stratified by skin color. He encourages rejection passivity and active participation in the struggle for human dignity. There is hope for transforming our nation and the world, and you can be part of the solution.
“Diversity is God’s ‘plan A’ for the church. In order to fight racism, people who advocate for racial justice must become aware of the scope of God’s deliverance and the Lord’s all-encompassing love for all peoples.” (source)
“Definitions of who fits in to which racial category change over time” (source)
“Instead of defining success by the results we achieve, we should define it by the actions we take” (source)
“have the image of God; we are the image of God, thoroughly and holistically.” (source)
“ARC is an acronym that stands for awareness, relationships, and commitment” (source)