The Elusive Dream
The Power of Race in Interracial Churches
Korie L. Edwards
This thought-provoking book examines the presence of America's racial divide in a mixed-race church. Through an in-depth study of one particular church and national survey data, the author reveals that interracial churches often perpetuate racial inequality. African Americans in these settings adapt their behavior to make white congregants comfortable, conforming to white expectations in church and elsewhere. The Elusive Dream raises important questions about race in the national culture.