A survey of the ways Christians of the past have reinforced theories of racial superiority and inferiority, providing motivation for a series of bold actions believers must take to forge a future of equality and justice. Since August of 1963--when Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, warning against the "tranquilizing drug of gradualism" and the "fierce urgency of now"--the need to resist the status quo and take immediate action towards a culture of equality and justice remains a steadfast priority in the black community.
In The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby takes readers back to the root of the sustained injustice in the American church, highlighting the cultural and institutional tables that have to be flipped in order to bring about progress between black and white people. Tisby provides a unique survey of American Christianity's racial past, revealing the concrete and chilling ways people of faith have worked against racial justice. But he does not leave the reader there, with all problems and no solutions. Tisby provides an in-depth diagnosis for a racially divided American church and suggests ways to foster a more equitable and inclusive environment among God's people.