The Coming Race Wars is a work from William Pannell that was originally written after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. The expanded edition reviewed here is largely the same, but has an extra Afterword that discusses the state of race and the church today.
What is immediately apparent as one reads through the book is how clearly false the narrative is that lumps any criticism of the church or state on race into allegations of bowing to critical race theory or some other bogeyman. Pannell is direct and firm in his critique of the church and its failure related to race relations.
Pannell addresses many of the stereotypes that linger into today, whether it is the notion that simply being a black male is enough to be dangerous or the double standards when it comes to violent acts. The book closes with a brief afterword that notes that the rise of nationalism is just symptomatic of its racist past. He also highlights the problems with economic disparity and political ideology driving segregation of churches and people more generally (171ff).
The Coming Race Wars is a good read for those interested in evangelicalism and race. It can also serve as a stark reminder that the issues of today have often been addressed in the past.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of the book for review by the publisher. I was not required to give any specific kind of feedback whatsoever.
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