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The Color of Compromise - Session 8 - Compromising with Racism during the Civil Rights Movement
As with other periods in America’s sordid racial history, the Christian church of the mid-twentieth century often served to reinforce racism rather than oppose it. In response to government efforts to desegregate, moderate Christians organized to oppose racial integration of neighborhoods, started segregation academies to keep their white children separate from black kids in schools, and continued to approve of church leaders who espoused prejudiced remarks and actions.