THE BOOKS

 

These are some of my recent books dealing with anti-Christian bias and racism.

Beyond Racial Gridlock

Embracing Mutual Responsibility

Surveys a range of approaches to racial healing that Christians have used and offers a new model for moving forward. The first part of the book analyzes four secular models regarding race used by Christians (colorblindness, Anglo-conformity, multiculturalism and white responsibility) and shows how each has its own advantages and limitations. Part two offers a new "mutual responsibility" model, which acknowledges that both majority and minority cultures have their own challenges, tendencies, and sins to repent of, and that people of different races approach racial reconciliation and justice in differing but complementary ways.

So Many Christians, So Few Lions

Is There Christianophobia in the United States?

This is a provocative look at anti-Christian sentiments in America. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative research, the authors do not attempt to show the prevalence of anti-Christian attitudes but rather to document it, dig into where it exists, explore who holds these attitudes, and examine how this bias plays itself out in everyday life.

Compromising Scholarship

Religious and Political Bias in American Higher Education

This is the first systematic study that substantiates social bias in higher education. I used a survey where I asked academics if they would be less likely to hire individuals if they had certain religious or political beliefs. I found that religious conservatives are at a distinct disadvantage in academia.  To a lesser extent, political conservatives also face a negative bias. Previous works on academic bias are based on isolated incidents. This work shows that academic bias is not due to a few exceptional events but that it is systemic and a real problem for religious and political conservatives as well as for scientific inquiry.

Transcending Racial Barriers

Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Offers a fresh perspective on how to combat racial division. Dr. Michael Emerson and I document the historical move from white supremacy to institutional racism. We then look at modern efforts to overcome the racialized nature of our society. We offers what is at once a balanced approach towards dealing with racial alienation and a bold step forward in the debate about the steps necessary to overcome present-day racism.

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