Part memoir, part social and theological commentary on what it means to be a black Christian woman in the UK
'At a time when I believe people of faith should be the loudest voices crying out for hope in the midst of the despair, the silence of my white brothers and sisters has at times been deafening. When we say black lives matter, we are met with a cry that all lives do. When we demand racial justice, we are told not to play into identity politics. When we request a seat at the table, we are told there's no room just yet. When we call out unfair treatment, we're told we're praying the race card. Is this the best we can do?'
Black women are silently exiting the church, no longer able to grin and bear its casual racism, colonialist narratives and lack of urgency on issues of racial justice. In this searing memoir, Chine McDonald looks at what it means to be a black woman in the white majority space that is the UK church. Part memoir, part social and theological commentary, God Is Not a White Man holds up a mirror to Christians who profess that everyone is equal in God's sight, while failing to confront white supremacy and the UK's colonial past.