The Myth of Equality by Ken Wytsma
Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege

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Slavery was formally ended, but disenfranchisement, “Black Codes” in the South, redlining in housing, and other forms of social control perpetuated inequality. This book should be a wake-up call to Christian communities nationwide.
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Is privilege real or imagined? It's clear that issues of race and equality have come to the forefront in our nation's consciousness. Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds. But it's not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions, and perhaps we wonder whether any of these issues really has anything to do with us. Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, understands these questions. He has gone through his own journey of understanding the underpinnings of inequality and privilege. In this timely, insightful book Wytsma unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as ministers of the gospel. Inequality and privilege are real. The Myth of Equality opens our eyes to realities we may have never realized were present in our society and world. And we will be changed for the better as a result.
 

About Ken Wytsma

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Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur. He is the author of Pursuing Justice, The Grand Paradox, and Create vs. Copy, and he is the president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice. He is also the founder of The Justice Conference, an annual international conference that introduces men and women to a wide range of organizations and conversations relating to biblical justice and God's call to give our lives away. A church planter and the lead pastor at Antioch Church, Ken is also a consultant to nonprofits and a sought after speaker on justice, church, and culture. He and his wife, Tamara, have four daughters and live in Bend, Oregon.
 
Published June 6, 2017 by IVP Books. 208 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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on Sep 28 2017

Slavery was formally ended, but disenfranchisement, “Black Codes” in the South, redlining in housing, and other forms of social control perpetuated inequality. This book should be a wake-up call to Christian communities nationwide.

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