America's Original Sin

America's Original Sin

Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to A New America

eBook - 2016
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Bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis shows how Christians can work together to overcome the destructive and pervasive nature of racism in American society.
Publisher: [United States] :, Baker Publishing Group,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781493403486
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Feb 27, 2017

I did not think I would like this book. It was great to read such a genuine discussion about race. My "race radar" was on and Jim Wallis did not disappoint.
This should be required reading for all churchgoers and non-churchgoers.

Great book! A must have! Confirmed what I already knew about America but taught me so much more about history and re-awakened my hope for a better future.

Feb 01, 2016

The Christian guilt trip is adapted for use as racist propaganda to demonize people who dare to obstruct the totalitarian agenda of humanism. Nevertheless, Jim's "evangelical take" deserves one half star as follows: 1/4 star for reminding us about the ugly nature of the "civil rights movement" plus another 1/4 star for bringing Christianity into disrepute again. Zero stars for promoting divisiveness, enmity, and so on. Likewise, zero stars for trivializing rampant narcissism, malice, and criminality among America's blacks---who appear as unready as ever to admit that blacks helped to enslave their ancestors prior to the middle passage.

It's by the way that the Christian doctrine of originated original sin has at least two obnoxious features in addition to the one already indicated. First, it distorts the nature of intrinsic human imperfection. Second, it tramples down justice by suggesting that it's right to punish the innocent.


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How do we build a bridge to a new America where privilege and punishment are not determined by skin color?
200 years of slavery
100 years of legal discrimination
50 years of civil rights movement
8 years of Black president

How can police roles be turned into that of guardian
Racism, Materialism, militarism


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