Jemar Tisby is a New York Times bestselling author, national speaker, and public historian on a mission to deliver truths from the Black experience with depth and clarity.

 Recent Thoughts

June 29, 2022

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?: An Independence Day Teach-In

Join us online to think about the meaning of the 4th of July for racial justice.

June 20, 2022

VIDEO: A Juneteenth Teach-in

Dive into some of the history of slavery and learn ways to celebrate and commemorate emancipation.

June 18, 2022

The Three Colors of Complicity

A new “audio original” from me about the history of racism and the church

 Books

How to Fight Racism: Young Reader’s Edition

How to Fight Racism: Young Reader’s Edition by bestselling author Jemar Tisby is a handbook for fighting racism that provides young activists with practical tools and suggestions, along with real-world examples of change, to enable them to become proactive initiators of racial justice.

The Color of Compromise

The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don’t know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.

How to Fight Racism

How to Fight Racism is a handbook for pursuing racial justice with hands-on suggestions bolstered by real-world examples of change. Tisby offers an array of actionable items to confront racism in our relationships and in everyday life through a simple framework–the A.R.C. Of Racial Justice–that helps readers consistently interrogate their own actions and maintain a consistent posture of anti-racist action. This book is for anyone who believes it is time to stop compromising with racism and courageously confront it.

Quote 01
“Ain’t no such thing as I can hate anyone and hope to see the face of God.”

— Fannie Lou Hamer

Quote 02
“The impetus for public justice in the Christian life comes from the ethical demands of love.”

— Jemar Tisby, How to Fight Racism

Quote 03
“Justice is what love looks like in public.”

— Cornel West

Quote 04
“As we begin to treat each other with more love and empathy, it will not only change the world around us; it will also change us.”

— Jemar Tisby, How to Fight Racism

Quote 05
“History and Scripture teach us that there can be no reconciliation without repentance. There can be no repentance without confession. And there can be no confession without truth.”

— Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise

 Speaking

You want a speaker who brings depth of insight, clarity, and sensitivity around complex topics such as race, history and religion. Jemar brings over a decade of experience teaching, presenting to universities, corporations, congregations, community organizations and more.

How to Fight Racism Trailer

The Color of Compromise w/ Jemar Tisby

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