When it comes to racial injustice, people often get caught up in the tangle of the diagnosis when what we need to pursue collectively is an antidote. Jemar Tisby is after a plan for racial reconciliation that goes beyond who did what. When the work becomes about people, everybody wins.
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Key insights from the episode:
Race is a big part of history, no matter what you study. – Jemar Tisby
The applications, stories, and references in sermons were out of my cultural context. – Jemar Tisby
When studying racism, the root determines the fruit. – Jemar Tisby
Racism, religion, and politics are all tied together. You can study them separately, but they are mutually constitutive. – Jemar Tisby
At the heart of all this justice work is people. – Jemar Tisby
The difference between a dream and a goal is a plan. – Jemar Tisby
Jemar Tisby’s challenge: Go back and read the I Have a Dream speech.
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