What is it about?

This review explores the content, significance, and impact of Jemar Tisby's "The Color of Compromise." It follows the structure, argument, and practical outworking of the text to recommend it to the reader.

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Why is it important?

Jemar Tisby's "The Color of Compromise", has an important message, particularly to white readership, as a call to repentance. It offers vindication to people of color, while looking for a way into a different future where Christianity counters, rather than complying with, systems of race.


I was profoundly struck by the power of Tisby's work, and the way that it leaves no tradition guiltless--but also does not shut the door on repentance and the potential for new life. The Church still has a place and call to seek what is just and right and gracious, and Tisby presents that very well.

The Rev. David Ketter
Anglican Church in North America

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This page is a summary of: The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, by Jemar Tisby, Pneuma, August 2019, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15700747-04102019.
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