Beyond Racial Division, with Dr. George Yancey

Dr. George Yancey joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss a possible way forward from the current state of racial division.

Can progress be made on the problem of racial division? Dr. George Yancey, professor of sociology at Baylor University (and thus a colleague of Matt’s), proposes a third way to the controversial solutions of either Colorblindness or Antiracism in his book, Beyond Racial Division. In his conversation with Alastair, Derek, and Matt, Dr. Yancey shows that there is hope for moving beyond racism, using methods that build deep, lasting roots. They also explore how local churches can engage in the solutions that make the most sense for their unique congregations.

Links Mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

Dr. George Yancey faculty page

Beyond Racial Division, by Dr. George Yancey

Beyond Racial Gridlock, by Dr. George Yancey

White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo

How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

Me and White Supremacy, by Layla Saad

So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

More Than Equals: Building Moral Character, by Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice

Daryl Davis, musician

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass

Dobbin research on diversity

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi

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Dr. George Yancey
Beyond Ethnocentricity
Colorblindness vs. Antiracism
Doctrine of Sin
The Question Before Us Now
Actual Successes
Moral Suasion vs. Power
The Means of Moral Suasion
Is moral suasion insufficient?
Mutual Accountability
First Steps in the Local Church

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