Footnotes by Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby
Saying what must be said about race, religion, and current events—all with a historical perspective
Created 19 Dec 2020
  • The 10th Anniversary of The Witness!
    13 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 0 1
    If you like what you’re seeing here, would you consider subscribing to this newsletter. Maybe you’re ready to take the next step to become a paid subscriber. You can take action by clicking the button...
  • Grace is giving people space to not be you
    11 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Kirsten Powers has been in situations that require immense grace. She’s been a political commentator on both CNN and Fox News. She knew many of the journalists exposed in the #MeToo movement. She has ...
  • Can We Have Grace without Selling Out?
    10 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 3
    I was humbled when Kirsten Powers, CNN political analyst and national news columnist, reached out to me for a conversation. When she told me she was writing a book about grace, I admit I was skeptical...
  • What It's Like to Publish an Op-ed for a National News Outlet
    30 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    I published my first opinion article in a national news outlet in 2017. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to write numerous times on platforms such as The New York Times, the Washington Post, The At...
  • What the Netflix Series “Colin in Black and White” Teaches us about Race, Parenting, and Growing Up
    29 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 3 2
    I wrote an article for CNN! In my latest piece, I talk about the new Netflix limited series “Colin in Black and White.” I got to do a prescreening of the series a couple weeks ago, and what stood out ...
  • Are White People Inherently Racist?
    22 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 5 1
    Subscribe now Recently on social media someone responded to one of my posts with a question frequently posted to antiracist advocates: Do you think white people are inherently racist? That modifier “i...
  • Happening Tonight!
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Subscribe now Hey! I’ll be hopping on Facebook Live tonight at 8 pm CST. This will be our very first time meeting together since I started this newsletter. I’m excited to tell you about: The unpredict...
  • New Book Alert: Count It All Joy by John Perkins
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Subscribe now John’s Perkins had every reason to turn his back on God and on white people. Born into poverty in rural Mississippi, his mother died when he was just a baby, partially due to malnutritio...
  • How Far For Freedom?
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    Subscribe now What would you do to be free? Free to say what you think needs to be said and do what you think needs to be done for justice? Would you quit your job? Become the target of slander and li...
  • In Order to Love Your Neighbor, Start with Yourself
    11 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 7 3
    Subscribe now I went to my first professional therapist in 2013, and I’ve been seeing therapists on and off ever since. I’ve had helpful therapists and not so helpful ones, but over the years all thos...
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