Segregated Sundays: Church, Race, Class, and Caste
The Christian church remains the most segregated institution in America. It has been nearly sixty years since the historic 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. the Board of Education that began public school integration. And it has been almost fifty years since Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech in 1963. Yet, most Protestant congregations still reflect the racial makeup of their pre-Civil Rights era counterparts. This course explores why this is so and asks how we can move forward toward a religious life that better reflects the diversity of the nation.