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Working against racism is part of what it means to call Jesus Lord and Savior.
Most of us don’t need to make speeches. We need to make friends. This is the core message of Black and White:
racism can be disrupted by relationships. If you will risk forging
friendships with those who do not look like you, it will change the way
you see the world, and that could change the world.
The authors, Teesha Hadra, a young black woman, and John Hambrick, a sixty-year-old white man, bring a confident and redemptive tone to this hope because that is exactly what they’ve experienced. Black and White leverages their story, surrounding it with other’s stories, practical advice, and exploration of the systems of racism to motivate you to consider your own role in change.
“Awareness creates discontent. A lack of awareness often results in complacency. When it comes to racism there’s no room for complacency. Especially for Christ followers. In Black & White my friends Teesha Hadra and John Hambrick stir our awareness. My hope—their hope—is that having become aware we will become permanently and passionately discontent with racism in all of its insidious forms and expressions.”
—Andy Stanley, pastor and founder of North Point Community Church, author of Irresistible