America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

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America’s problem with race has deep roots, with the country’s foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation’s original sin. “It’s time we right this unacceptable wrong,” says bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven… Read more »

Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community

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The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, reignited a long-smoldering movement for justice, with many St. Louis-area clergy stepping up to support the emerging young leaders of today’s Civil Rights Movement. Seminary professor Leah Gunning Francis was among the activists, and her interviews with more than two dozen faith leaders and with the… Read more »

Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better

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Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very things that… Read more »

Summary of The New Jim Crow: by Michelle Alexander | Includes Key Takeaways & Analysis

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Don’t miss this summary of Michelle Alexander’s controversial and eye-opening book: “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” This FastReads’ Summary provides chapter synopses, key takeaways, and analysis to help you fully digest this stunning and explosive criticism of the modern racial caste system in America. What Will You Learn from… Read more »