Fortress Press

Racism, Religion, and Responsibility

civil rights leaders

The murder of George Floyd and demonstrations that have followed in its wake expose our complicity in and ignorance of what it is like to be black in America. As teachers, researchers, and scholars, we have a professional and moral obligation to commit our time, attention, and resources to understanding racist systems and forging solidarity with those suffering in them. We must take responsibility for ourselves and our students. To that end, Fortress Press highlights these books by influential African American theologians and thinkers. It isn’t a comprehensive bibliography. But it is a place to begin.