The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy with Robert Jones
Behind-the-front-lines conversation about the future of the US democracy
This month we are joined by Robert P Jones, President and Founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the New York Times Best Selling author of several books, including: The End of White Christian America and White Too Long. Most recently, you might have heard the hubbub about his latest book,The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy and the Path to a Shared American Future.
We invited Robby to speak with us today, because Robert’s work with PRRI, coupled with his outstanding work as an historian and the homework he has done as a southern white man has the power to help understand our current moment and point the way forward toward the Beloved Community.
We now have a Republican party that is 70% white and Christian in a country that's 42 percent white and Christian. So it's becoming a kind of ethno-religious party. And that is really dangerous. When you get race, ethnicity, partisanship, and religion all pushing one ideological direction that's a really troubling thing.