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Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States (Transgressopms: Cultural Studies and Education) Paperback – December 18, 2008
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Much like the courageous citizens willing to discuss race, Drs. Warren J. Blumenfeld, Khyati Y. Joshi, and Ellen E. Fairchild have compiled a groundbreaking anthology analyzing (unearned) Christian privilege in the United States. Within the book's nine chapters they clarify through historic examples and modern-day case studies how Christianity, aided and abetted by the popular media, has become normalized, even equated to true Americanism, not only to the detriment of democracy itself, but also to the disadvantage of minorities that democracy is supposed to protect. Those practicing minority religions or no religion at all are treated, at best, as exotic, a curiosity, often forced to explain themselves and justify their viewpoints to a disbelieving audience. At worst non-Christians are often loathed, regarded as "outsiders" and a threat against the community to the point that they fear for their lives as evidenced in the chapter "Clash over the Crosses."
If you are concerned at all about democracy and social equality within the United States, "Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States" is both a scholarly and riveting read.