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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: COMPROMISE




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

I don’t usually write my entire five-minute freewrite about a particular book, but I just finished listening to the audio version of The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby, and I just had to tell you about it. I also promptly ordered a physical copy from Baker Book House as soon as I finished — partly so my husband can read it soon, and partly because I want to read it again with the book in my hand.

The Color of Compromise traces the history of racism toward Blacks in America from the beginning of the slave trade until present day. It’s hard to read — but so necessary and important. I actually think it should be included in high school and/or college curriculums.

The book also explains the role that various American church denominations have played over the decades and centuries, which was so helpful in understanding how the American Church came to be what it is today.

The final chapter outlines a number of practical next steps for anyone who wants to join the fight against racism in America and promote positive change toward racial justice and equity.

Needless to say, I highly recommend it!


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