Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
These are some books I have found helpful or inspiring.
Carl Ellis, Free at Last? The Gospel in the African
In my experience, this 1996 book continues to be the best way to grasp what has happened in the American Black experience.
The Wall Street Journal is probably right in calling this “possibly the most far-ranging, information-rich analysis of our seismic racial shifts.”
Noll is unparalleled for balanced and nuanced, illustrative, original historical research and analysis.
Steele’s burden is that some black leaders have leveraged white guilt by means of nurturing a victim mentality among blacks and, and some white leaders have exploited this guilt to implement programs that have the opposite effect of freedom and prosperity.
Williams gives an anguished exposition of Bill Cosby’s speech of May 17, 2004, that insists there are personal and cultural issues the black community must deal with, without discounting the structural realities of racism.
Michael Eric Dyson, Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?
Clarence Thomas, My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir
Two moving glimpses into the new theological situation of a growing African American movement.
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