Thursday, September 8, 2011

Purpose of Book and Table of Contents

 PURPOSE OF BOOK

"Racism,The Bible, and The American Dream" is a work in Christian apologetics (defense of the faith) on the subject of racism.  The book aims to dispel any misconception that the Bible condones racism, to better enlighten the public about the seriousness of institutional racism that does indeed exist in America against minorities today, to reveal how the Bible actually speaks against racism in any form, and to redirect, as many as possible, those who erroneously use the Bible as a weapon to justify racial hatred. 

Unique message of the book: Racism is not just a social issue; it is a moral issue as well.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1

RACE AND RACISM DEFINED …1
WHAT RACE IS ….1

WHY RACE IS …. 2

RACISM DEFINED…4
Individual Racism…7
Institutional / Structural / Systematic racism…8
Active Racism…………9
Passive Racism…….10
Scientific / Ideological Racism….10
Reverse or Reactionary Racism….10
Religious Racism….11
Minority Racism…..  11
Horizontal Racism………12

CHAPTER SUMMATION…..12
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CHAPTER 2
THE RISE OF RACISM IN AMERICA…14

IT BEGAN WITH THE “INDIANS” …14

THE ADVENT OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA…16
The Civil War….18
The Making of the United States Constitution….20
The Amendments to the Constitution…22
  • The Thirteenth Amendment….24
  • The Fourteenth Amendment……25
  • The Fifteenth Amendment….27

THE BIRTH OF “WHITE AMERICA” AND “BLACK AMERICA”…29
White America………..29
Black America…………….30
Who’s white and who’s not…30

CHAPTER SUMMATION…34
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CHAPTER 3
A HISTORY OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN AMERICA………….36

EARLY CHINESE IMMIGRANT DISCRIMINATION…36

JIM CROW….39
Reconstruction and Redemption….40
Segregation under Jim Crow…41
Education under Jim Crow: Brown vs. the Board of Education…42
“Passing” under Jim Crow…45
Interracial marriage under Jim Crow…45
The O.J. Simpson double murder trial verdict….50
The Robert Blake murder trial verdict……51
Housing discrimination under Jim Crow…….52

THE KU KLUX KLAN….53
The lynching of blacks and other minorities in America…56

CHAPTER SUMMATION……60
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CHAPTER 4
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN AMERICA….61

The Emmet Till murder…..61
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr……..62
The Montgomery Bus Boycott…….63
Little Rock Central High……64
The Woolworths lunch counter sit-ins….65
The Freedom Riders…………66
James Meredith and the University of Mississippi….68
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church….69
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom….69
The Civil Rights Act of 1964….70
The 1965 Selma Marches…..72
Malcolm X…………..73
The voting rights of 1965…..74

CHAPTER SUMMATION…..76
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CHAPTER 5
INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN AMERICA…WHERE WE ARE TODAY…………………78

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN POLITICS…..78
The vote…..78
The Electoral College….81
The United States Congress…….91
The Office of the Governor….93
The Office of the President of the United States…..95

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM….102
Racial Profiling…102
  • The case of Janneral Denson…106
  • 2010 Arizona Immigration Law……109
  • The criminal justice system…..113
  • The Jena 6………..116
  • The death penalty and sentencing….118

THE INSTITUIONAL RACISM OF HOLLYWOOD….120
Early film making……..120
The Birth of a Nation………..121
Oscar Micheaux………..122
“Blaxploitation” films………….123
Oscar isn’t color blind…125

THE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM OF BEAUTY….127
“Lookism”……..127
Hair……………………..130
Skin color………..132
“There she is”…………….136

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM…138

ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL RACISM……..148
Hurricane Katrina……………..150
  • Levee history………………….151
  • Details and implications…..151

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM….160

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THE HOUSING MARKET….165
White flight……………166
Predatory lending………………167
Redlining……………….168

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN EDUCATION…….170

INSTITUTIONAL RACISM IN THE WORKPLACE………172
Affirmation Action……………173
The Glass Ceiling………………………175
White Privilege………………….177

CHAPTER SUMMATION…………….180
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CHAPTER 6
RACISM IN RELIGIONS AND IDEOLOGIES ASSOCIATED WITH CHRISTIANITY………181

THE CHRISTIAN IDENTITY MOVEMENT……181
General teachings of Christian Identity…………..182
Specific teachings of Christian Identity…….183

THE MORMONS……..186

THE FALSE DOCTRINE OF THE “BIBLICAL BLACK CURSE”……194

“WHITE CHURCH” / “BLACK CHURCH”……..201

CHAPTER SUMMATION………204
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CHAPTER 7
THE BIBICAL PERPECTIVE ON RACE AND RACISM…206

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO RACIAL CATEGORIES………207

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO FAVORITISM…..211

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO HUMAN EQUALITY….220

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO SLAVERY…..225

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO “INTERRACIAL” MARRIAGE…233
Moses and his Ethiopian wife………….235
Marriages that the Bible speaks against…………237

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLOR OF GOD….241

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO VERY DARK SKIN….243
Song of Solomon………244
Skin colors of disease………………..249

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO THE JEWS AS THE CHOSEN PEOPLE.....253
Abraham: The father of the Jews; a Great Nation……..253
The Promised Land…………259
Chosen Israel…………………………262
Salvation is available to Jews and non-Jews alike…..268
Peter’s prejudice…………….282
Jesus and the Greek woman………….290
The Samaritans…………………………………..295
People of color and Jewish lineage……303

THE BIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO PREDESTINATION….307

CHAPTER SUMMATION…….315
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EPILOGUE…………………..320

APPENDIX: THE BASIC BELIEFS OF CHRISTIANITY…322

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE IS INFALLIBLE AND HAS ABSOLUTE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY….322
The Word of God….322
The absolute authority of the Scriptures….325
Evidences that support the Bible as being the Word of God….327
  • Authorship….327
  • Circulation………..328
  • History……328
  • Prophecies……….328
  • Archeology…….............331

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND
 SAVIOR ..……………331

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN THE DEITY OF CHRIST…….333
Evidences that support the belief that Jesus is God……341
  • His birth and his Name……….341
  • The Messianic prophecies………….343
  • Other historical documents…….348
  • Risk of execution…………349
  • Martyrdom………………………349
  • Miracles and healings……….350

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST………………………….351
Evidences giving support that Jesus was resurrected and sits at the right hand side of the Father………….354
  • The Resurrection cannot be disproved……354
  • Hundreds of eyewitness accounts…….355

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE IN THE DOCTINE OF THE “TRINITY”…………………..356

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS A NAME……357

CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT SATAN IS REAL…..361

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