Racism, The Bible,
And the American Dream
From Slavery to Obama: A Frank Discussion, from a Christian Perspective, on Racial Discrimination in America and its effect on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
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Paperback | 380 pages
Racism, the Bible, and the American Dream is a frank discussion, from a Christian perspective, of the prevalence of institutional racism in America, and how that racism affects the lives of those who fall victim to it. Throughout history, the Bible has been erroneously used to justify prejudice and discrimination. This misuse of the Bible has been one of the main catalysts in the perpetuation of racism in America. The purpose of this book is threefold: to dispel any misconception of the Bible as a racist book, to encourage those who realize that racism exists in America, but are apathetic towards this realization, to let go of their apathy, and speak out against racism when the opportunity arises, and to redirect those who erroneously use the Bible as a weapon to justify racial hatred. A secondary aim is to enlighten the reader about the seriousness of institutional racism that does exist in America.
About the Author
Elreta Dodds is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board certified through the American Psychotherapy Association. She is also licensed through the state of Michigan as a Masters Social Worker with specialties in clinical and macro practices. In addition, Dodds is an ordained Minister with many years of theological training and study behind her. She is certified in Advanced Church Ministry by the Evangelical Training Association and certified in Ministry by the Faith Center for Christian Education. Dodds possesses a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, both of which were obtained from Wayne State University, where she graduated with honors. Dodds teaches courses in Community Services as an Adjunct Instructor at Siena Heights University.