• America's Original Sin

  • Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
  • By: Jim Wallis
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-15-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (85 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo. His participation in the civil rights movement brought him back when he discovered a faith that commands racial justice. Yet as recent tragedies confirm, we continue to suffer from the legacy of racism. The old patterns of white privilege are colliding with the changing demographics of a diverse nation. The church has been slow to respond, and Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week.
In America's Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians - particularly white Christians - urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing.
©2016 Jim Wallis (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"A thought-provoking plea to white evangelicals and white Christians in general." ( Library Journal)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michanne on 04-11-16

Raced in America - so true!

Wallis writes honestly and from experience. The phrase, "raced is America," hit home for me. His writing has a unique quality that takes a bit of getting used to, however once you do, he's even more poignant.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-25-18

Strong Presentation of Good Information

I understand more about racism and it's affect by this work, and that alone is worth the read.

I do not like the preachy tenor of the book. There is a tendency of some religious people to think their analysis, conclusions, and solutions to problems are the only version of the facts .. but, tho the opinions of the author are quite valid, there are other possible solution senerios to a complex situation such as our national culture of racism.

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