Is Racism America’s Original Sin?
We’re hearing a lot about what “white privilege” means in America these days. But are we talking about it enough on Sunday morning? That’s the contention New York Times bestselling author Jim Wallis makes in his latest book, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America.
The evangelical pastor, activist and leader of Sojourners was in Chicago recently to discuss his latest book. We sat down to talk with him about why he calls racism America's original sin, what he's learned from Black Lives Matter activists and why he sees recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland as parables for the modern era.