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From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century by A. Kirsten Mullen and William A. Darity
Publication Date: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2020
Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Reconciliation, 2nd ed. by Jennifer Harvey
Call Number: Essential Read -
Publication Date: Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014. 2nd ed. will be published Sept. 2020.
In this provocative book, Jennifer Harvey argues for a radical shift in how justice-committed white Christians think about race. She calls for moving away from the reconciliation paradigm that currently dominates interracial relations and embracing instead a reparations paradigm. Harvey presents an insightful historical analysis of the painful fissures that emerged among activist Christians toward the end of the Civil Rights movement, and she shows the necessity of bringing "white" racial identity into clear view in order to counter today's oppressive social structures. A deeply constructive, hopeful work, Dear White Christians will help readers envision new racial possibilities, including concrete examples of contemporary reparations initiatives.