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If evangelicals can't move beyond biblical babyfood and into the meat of the issue, I don't see how they think they've achieved actual change. The author says a lot without really addressing the discomfort that most folks feel around the issue. He seems to think that making everyone feel comfortable about the issue of race is the key to reconciliation. I lean towards the discomfort model.
If you're a skeptic, or legitimately have never heard of this issue, this book is for you. But after reading it, please move on to more difficult adult issues by reading White Like Me by Tim Wise.
The narrator really should have been black. Hearing a black man speak/preach on race issues is different from hearing a white man speak about it. Plus, there are several times where the author is willing to put added onus on the black community, without delving into the knitty gritty of what whites need to do to address racial injustice. (If white folk want to improve multicultural ministry, they need to first address their own privilege to ignore racial injustice.) I don't have a problem with this attitude coming from a black man, but hearing a white man say it bubble wraps the issue and left my white skin feeling let off the hook. Most white folk have way too much left to learn about privilege; to make the issue sound light and breezy is lazy at best.
The beauty of this book is that it brings awareness to an issue seldom addressed, but so critical to the idea of the brotherhood of Christ. Pastor Anderson makes his personal experiences relevant to the audience in a manner that drives home his point again and again . Great experience!