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Jemar tisby

Dr. Jemar Tisby Headshot


Dr. Jemar Tisby is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the Church’s Complicity in Racism, How to Fight Racism, and How to Fight Racism: Young Reader’s Edition.

He is also a Professor of History at Simmons College of Kentucky in Louisville. Jemar has been a co-host of the “Pass the Mic” podcast since its inception seven years ago.

His writing has been featured in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the New York Times among others. He is a frequent commentator on outlets such as NPR and CNN’s New Day program.

He speaks nationwide on the topics of racial justice, U.S. history and Christianity. Jemar earned his PhD in history and he studies race, religion, and social movements in the 20th century.

You can follow his work through his newsletter, Footnotes, and on social media at @JemarTisby.


“It’s not just teaching the wrong thing. It’s not teaching about it at all, which communicates plenty about the priority of such matters. You are being formed by something and to something. So in not talking about it, or better, the approach to race was colorblindness. Which is that we don’t talk about it, we don’t see color, those kinds of things. That mis-shapes our understanding of what race and racism are, how they function and what we can do about them.”