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White Too Long by Robert P Jones

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Robert P Jones

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Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 28 Jul 2020
ISBN: 9781982122867
4 stars out of 5
25 Jul 2020

"Jones leaves little doubt as to where he stands, and he deserves our attention."

White Too Long marshals history and statistics impressively. It is also semi-autobiographical. The author describes his life and churchgoing as he grew up in the south. He refers kindly to a family Bible from the early 1800s. Looking at the numbers, Jones contends that active religious affiliation correlates to racial bias, and makes a colorable case. White Too Long also points to data that being a religious dominant group in a particular region ties to higher prejudiced attitudes. In other words, heightened racial bias is found to be particularly prevalent among white Catholics in the north-east and white Protestants in the south.