Jemar Tisby – The Color of Compromise
Episode: In this episode Erin hosts Jemar Tisby, who is the founder and CEO of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective (thewitnessbcc.com) and author of the New York Times bestseller The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism (Zondervan, 2019). Tune in for this important and challenging conversation on the history of racism and Christianity in America and its ongoing relevance for current conversations on racial justice. You can also now pre-order Jemar’s second book, How to Fight Racism (Zondervan, 2021), which will be released on January 5th.
The Book: (from Zondervan) The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don’t know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.
Guest: (from Zondervan) Jemar Tisby (BA, University of Notre Dame; MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is CEO of The Witness, Inc., an organization dedicated to Black uplift. He is also cohost of the Pass the Mic podcast and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Color of Compromise. He has spoken nationwide at conferences, and his writing has been featured by the Washington Post, CNN, and The Atlantic. Jemar is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion, and social movements in the twentieth century. You can also now pre-order Jemar’s second book, How to Fight Racism (Zondervan, 2021), which will be released on January 5th.