How to Fight Racism (Jemar Tisby)
Become a proactive initiator of racial justice. Jemar Tisby presents a simple framework for confronting racism--the A.R.C. Of Racial Justice--increase your awareness, develop authentic relationships, and make a commitment. Full of practical tools and suggestions, actionable items, and real-world examples of change, this study is for anyone who believes it is time to stop compromising with racism and courageously confront it.
Study Guide Book
How to Fight Racism - Session 1 - How to Fight Racism
The ARC of Racial Justice includes increasing your *awareness* by studying history and grasping what God says about the dignity of the human person; developing authentic *relationships* with people who are different from you; and making a *commitment* to dismantle racist attitudes, starting with ...
How to Fight Racism - Session 2 - How to Explain Race and the Image of God
Scripture tells us that we do not simply *have* the image of God; we *are* the image of God, thoroughly and holistically, as human beings. This means all people equally bear the likeness of God, which makes racism a problematic issue that must be treated as the evil offense against God and human ...
How to Fight Racism - Session 3 - How to Explore Your Racial Identity
*Racial identity development* refers to the process of defining for oneself the personal significance and social meaning of belonging to a particular racial group. Racially mature people will assert not only that their race is a factor in how they experience the world but also that identity is mo...
How to Fight Racism - Session 4 - How to Study the History of Race
A historical context is necessary for identifying and fighting racism in the present day. As we explore the causes and consequences of racism, history provides the vital context of the past to pursue solutions in the present that are rooted in a firm understanding of racial justice.
How to Fight Racism - Session 5 - How to Do Reconciliation Right
Understanding the problems of racial ruptures at a spiritual level can aid attempts to bring healing through reconciliation. And this understanding comes from the demonstrated truth that all reconciliation is relational: the Son of God becoming human in Jesus Christ.
How to Fight Racism - Session 6 - How to Make Friends
We build better relationships when we offer friendship to people who are different from us, and when we do so in a way that honors their story and identity as well as engages us in the potentially uncomfortable work of listening to and learning from one another.
How to Fight Racism - Session 7 - How to Build Diverse Communities
The journey of racial justice takes hard work. And it takes a collaboration of *diversity, equity, and inclusion.* On the other side of these efforts is an organization that truly welcomes people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, makes everyone feel like they have a voice in how business is...
How to Fight Racism - Session 8 - How to Work for Racial Justice
Without love there can be no justice. Jesus encapsulated the core of Christianity as love for God and love for neighbor. This love animates the call for racial justice. Love is the energizing force of justice that insists on fairness and equity for all. Love is the motivating factor that demolish...
How to Fight Racism - Session 9 - How to Fight Systemic Racism
For far too long, the discussion about race has focused on the intentions and feelings of individuals, and this has allowed people to sidestep the necessity of addressing systemic racism. Confronting the interlocking patterning of practices and policies that create and maintain racial inequalitie...
How to Fight Racism - Session 10 - How to Orient Your Life to Racial Justice
We have to reposition ourselves spiritually, emotionally, culturally, intellectually, and politically to address the myriad ways that racism manifests in the present day. Orienting your life in this way is about helping to make society more equitable and just for the generations that follow.
How to Fight Racism - Session 11 - Conclusion
Fighting racism is not just about how it changes the world; it’s also about how it changes *you.* May this journey of courageous Christianity and this journey toward the full ARC of Racial Justice bring you to a deeper sense of three important realities: *God’s presence, the community of co-labor...