This week's suggested reading focuses on the complex relationship between religion and complicity with white supremacy in Jemar Tisby'sThe Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism.
Today's suggested reading features selections from Invisible Man, the 1952 novel by Ralph Ellison. The book addresses many issues faced by Black Americans and won the 1953 National Book Award for Fiction.
For today's suggested reading, we hear selections from Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. The 2017 book by Michael Eric Dyson weaves pop culture with the cadence of the historic tradition of oratory from the Black church. The book is laid out like a sermon, and it provides an in-depth examination of whiteness, its priviledge, and the price of being black in America.