“White privilege is an ideology. It’s an idol.”


Racism is America’s original sin, and must be named as such. That is the assertion made in a new book by a white social justice activist, preacher, and author, Jim Wallis.

Wallis’ new book is titled America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America.

Wallis makes the argument that race and racism are an American story, and a part of who we all are as Americans historically and still to this day. He says it is a truth we must all confront, even when it makes us uncomfortable.