By Jemar Tisby | Amazon Prime | 4h 13m
Published in January of 2020
SUMMARY: Author Jemar Tisby traces the intertwining of race, the church and politics into the 21st century in his 12-part study series with episodes ranging from 5 to 26 minutes that starts in the 1400’s. He clearly shows how racism has been woven into the fabric of American life with the church’s explicit and implicit support.
This would be great to watch and discuss in a small group church setting, in a classroom or with family and friends. Or use the watch party button to watch with friends virtually.
The introduction episode addresses all of the popular rebuttals to racism. Episodes 2-10 touch on the history of racism and episode 11 details a framework on how to get involved. Total runtime is 253 minutes – an average 21 minutes per episode.
This is heavy content and requires a large time commitment, but if you want to dig deeper, this is a fantastic resource. Warning there are graphic depictions of lynchings.
KEY QUOTE: “The American church has compromised with racism. Countless Christians have ignored, obscured or misunderstood this history. The excuses are gone – this information cannot be hidden. Now that racism has been exposed – what are you going to do about it?