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Christian apologetic books that focus on racism, sexism, chauvinism, slavery, and the Nation of Islam.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


CHAPTER 1
RACE AND RACISM DEFINED …1

WHAT RACE IS ….1

WHY RACE IS …. 2

RACISM DEFINED…4

Individual Racism…7

Institutional / Structural / Systematic racism…8

Active Racism…………9

Passive Racism…….10

Scientific / Ideological Racism….10

Reverse or Reactionary Racism….10

Religious Racism….11

Minority Racism…..  11

Horizontal Racism………12

CHAPTER SUMMATION…..12

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CHAPTER 2

THE RISE OF RACISM IN AMERICA…14

 IT BEGAN WITH THE “INDIANS” …14

 THE ADVENT OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA…16

The Civil War….18

The Making of the United States Constitution….20

The Amendments to the Constitution…22

The Thirteenth Amendment….24
The Fourteenth Amendment……25
The Fifteenth Amendment….27

THE BIRTH OF “WHITE AMERICA” AND “BLACK AMERICA”…29

White America………..29

Black America…………….30

Who’s white and who’s not…30

 CHAPTER SUMMATION…34

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CHAPTER 3

A HISTORY OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN AMERICA………….36

EARLY CHINESE IMMIGRANT DISCRIMINATION…36

JIM CROW….39

Reconstruction and Redemption….40

Segregation under Jim Crow…41

Education under Jim Crow: Brown vs. the Board of Education…42

“Passing” under Jim Crow…45

Interracial marriage under Jim Crow…45

The O.J. Simpson double murder trial verdict….50

The Robert Blake murder trial verdict……51

Housing discrimination under Jim Crow…….52

THE KU KLUX KLAN….53

The lynching of blacks and other minorities in America…56

CHAPTER SUMMATION……60

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CHAPTER 4

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN AMERICA….61

The Emmet Till murder…..61

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr……..62

The Montgomery Bus Boycott…….63

Little Rock Central High……64

The Woolworths lunch counter sit-ins….65

The Freedom Riders…………66

James Meredith and the University of Mississippi….68

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church….69

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom….69

The Civil Rights Act of 1964….70

The 1965 Selma Marches…..72

Malcolm X…………..73

The voting rights of 1965…..74

CHAPTER SUMMATION…..76

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CHAPTER 5

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN AMERICA…WHERE WE ARE TODAY…………………78

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN POLITICS…..78

The vote…..78

The Electoral College….81

The United States Congress…….91

The Office of the Governor….93

The Office of the President of the United States…..95

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM….102

Racial Profiling…102

The case of Janneral Denson…106
2010 Arizona Immigration Law……109
The criminal justice system…..113
The Jena 6………..116
The death penalty and sentencing….118

THE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM OF HOLLYWOOD….120

Early film making……..120

The Birth of a Nation………..121

Oscar Micheaux………..122

“Blaxploitation” films………….123

Oscar isn’t color blind…125

THE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM OF BEAUTY….127

“Lookism”……..127

Hair……………………..130

Skin color………..132

“There she is”…………….136

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM…138

ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL RACISM……..148

Hurricane Katrina……………..150

Levee history………………….151
Details and implications…..151

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM….160

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THE HOUSING MARKET….165

White flight……………166

Predatory lending………………167

Redlining……………….168

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN EDUCATION…….170

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THE WORKPLACE………172

Affirmation Action……………173

The Glass Ceiling………………………175

White Privilege………………….177

CHAPTER SUMMATION…………….180

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CHAPTER 6

RACISM IN RELIGIONS AND IDEOLOGIES ASSOCIATED WITH CHRISTIANITY………181

THE CHRISTIAN IDENTITY MOVEMENT……181

General teachings of Christian Identity…………..182

Specific teachings of Christian Identity…….183

THE MORMONS……..186

THE FALSE DOCTRINE OF THE “BIBLICAL BLACK CURSE”……194

“WHITE CHURCH” / “BLACK CHURCH”……..201

 CHAPTER SUMMATION………204

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CHAPTER 7

THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON RACE AND RACISM…206

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO RACIAL CATEGORIES………207

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO FAVORITISM…..211

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO HUMAN EQUALITY….220

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO SLAVERY…..225

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO “INTERRACIAL” MARRIAGE…233

Moses and his Ethiopian wife………….235

Marriages that the Bible speaks against…………237

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLOR OF GOD….241

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO VERY DARK SKIN….243

Song of Solomon………244

Skin colors of disease………………..249

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO THE JEWS AS THE CHOSEN PEOPLE.....253

Abraham: The father of the Jews; a Great Nation……..253

The Promised Land…………259

Chosen Israel…………………………262

Salvation is available to Jews and non-Jews alike…..268

Peter’s prejudice…………….282

Jesus and the Greek woman………….290

The Samaritans…………………………………..295

People of color and Jewish lineage……303

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO PREDESTINATION….307

CHAPTER SUMMATION…….315

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EPILOGUE…………………..320

APPENDIX: THE BASIC BELIEFS OF CHRISTIANITY…322

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE IS INFALLIBLE AND HAS ABSOLUTE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY….322

The Word of God….322

The absolute authority of the Scriptures….325

Evidences that support the Bible as being the Word of God….327

Authorship….327
Circulation………..328
History……328
Prophecies……….328
Archeology…….............331

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND

SAVIOR ..……………331

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN THE DEITY OF CHRIST…….333

Evidences that support the belief that Jesus is God……341

His birth and his Name……….341
The Messianic prophecies………….343
Other historical documents…….348
Risk of execution…………349
Martyrdom………………………349
Miracles and healings……….350

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST………………………….351

Evidences giving support that Jesus was resurrected and sits at the right hand side of the Father………….354

The Resurrection cannot be disproved……354
Hundreds of eyewitness accounts…….355

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN THE DOCTRINE OF THE “TRINITY”…………………..356

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS A NAME……357

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT SATAN IS REAL…..361


The aim of "Racism, The Bible, and The American Dream (Subtitled, "From Slavery to Obama: A Frank Discussion, from a Christian Perspective, on Racial Discrimination in America, and its effect on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness") is to dispel any misconception that the Bible condones racism, to better enlighten the public about the seriousness of institutional racism that exists in America against minorities today, to encourage more people to speak out against racism when the opportunity arises within their circles, and to redirect, as many as possible, those who misuse the Bible as a weapon to justify racial hatred. A comprehensive history on racial discrimination is included (see Table of Contents below).


Racism, The Bible, and The American Dream is winner of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Book Award in Social Change and winner of the 2012 International Book Award in African American Studies.




Publication Date: November 2010

Price: $17.95

Pages: 380