What does it mean to be white? ^^When you encounter people from other races or ethnicities, you may become suddenly aware that being white means something. Those from other backgrounds may respond to you differently or suspiciously. You may feel...
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What does it mean to be white?
^^When you encounter people from other races or ethnicities, you may become suddenly aware that being white means something. Those from other backgrounds may respond to you differently or suspiciously. You may feel ambivalence about your identity as a white person. Or you may feel frustrated when a friend of another ethnicity shakes his head and says, "You just don't get it because you're white."
^^^So, what does it mean to be white? ^How can you overcome the mistakes of the past? ^How can you build authentic relationships with people from other races and ethnicities?
In this groundbreaking book, Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp present a Christian model of what it means to be white. They wrestle through the history of how those in the majority have oppressed minority cultures, but they also show that whites also have a cultural and ethnic identity with its own distinctive traits and contributions. They demonstrate that white people have a key role to play in the work of racial reconciliation and the forging of a more just society.
^^Filled with real-life stories, life-transforming insights and practical guidance, this book is for you if you are aware of racial inequality but have wondered, So what do I do? Discover here a vision for just communities where whites can partner with and empower those of other ethnicities.
The authors present a Christian model of what it means to be white, wrestling with issues of history, power, identity, culture, reconciliation, relationship and community.
Paula A. Harris is currently serving as the priest at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Formerly senior associate director of the Urbana Student Mission Convention for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She also speaks and writes on missiology, missionary recruitment, postmodernism and racial issues. She is the co-author Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World and contributor of "Listening to Mission that Rises from Community and Spirituality" in Global Missiology for the 21st Century and to the book Postmission.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Doug Schaupp is regional director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's campus ministries in Southern California. A writer and teacher, he focuses on racial issues, postmodern evangelism and leadership development. He is based in Los Angeles and graduated from Fuller Seminary. He is the co-author of Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World with Paula Harris, and I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus (Pathway to Jesus: Crossing the thresholds of faith (English Edition) with Doug Everts.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Why This Book? A Road Map For The Journey (paula And Doug)
- <strong>stage 1: Encounter</strong>
- 1. Stumbling Into Encounter (doug)
- 2. Giving Your Heart Away (paula)
- Making Encounter Real
- <strong>stage 2: Friendship</strong>
- 3. Making And Keeping Friendships With People Of Color (paula)
- 4. Going Deeper In Crosscultural Friendships: Conflict Resolution Strengthens The Bond (doug)
- Making Friendship Real
- <strong>stage 3: Displacement</strong>
- 5. What Does The Bible Say About Displacement? (doug)
- 6. Can White Boys Hoop? (doug)
- 7. The Point Of No Return (doug)
- 8. Being Colorblind: Kindergarten Or College? (doug)
- Making Displacement Real
- <strong>stage 4: White Identity</strong>
- 9. Living In The Truth About White History And Racism (paula)
- 10. Open The Parachute (doug)
- 11. Who Are We? Who Do They Say We Are? (paula)
- Making Antiracism Real
- 12. Can God Redeem White Culture? (doug)
- 13. Finding Our White Identity In Christ (doug)
- Making White Identity Real
- <strong>stage 5: The Just Community</strong>
- 14. I Want A Friend, She Wants Justice (paula)
- 15. Responsibility Is Not A Four-letter Word (doug)
- 16. Betraying White Privilege, Plundering White Power (paula)
- Making The Just Community Real
- Conclusion: The Way, The Truth And The Life (paula)