KINGS-SVG Publishers, St. Vincent and the
Grenadines, is pleased to announce the
“Christianity and Black Oppression:
Duppy Know Who Fe Frighten".
The new book is authored by Zay D. Green
and edited by Baldwin King
and Cheryl Phills King.
Christianity and Black Oppression:
Duppy Know Who Fe Frighten asks:
How is it that blacks have been
Christianized for more than
four hundred years and yet
blacks are stereotyped as morally
and mentally inferior? At the
very first encounter between
Europeans and Africans, Africans
were perceived as “pagan”, “heathen”,
and “devil worshippers”.
The tool that was to transform Africans,
it was postulated, would be the
Christian religion. In spite of over
four centuries of Christianity, the
perception of blacks as morally and mentally
inferior has not changed much. Blacks,
it would appear, carry a stigma that is
genetic and therefore can be transmitted.
Christianity and Black Oppression: Duppy Know Who Fe Frighten
also addresses the issue as to why there has not been a radical change in the perception of blacks in spite of centuries of blacks’ investment of an inordinate amount of time, energy and money in the Christian religion.
Green argues that Blacks were forced to
surrender their African world view and adopt a European Christian world
view. Black history and culture are
marginalized, and at times demonized, within Christianity, and this is
transferred to other areas of the lives of blacks. In light of the fact
that Christianity is considered to be an egalitarian religion, with a God who
is benevolent and who intervenes in peoples’ lives, and considering the reality
of black oppression, the question then arises as to whether blacks are subjected
to “divine racism”
Zay D. Green is a Jamaican-American who is currently a
High School Mathematics teacher in New
York. She was also a librarian for many years. After
attending Wolmer’s High School for Girls in Kingston,
Jamaica where she grew up,
Ms Green pursued a Bachelor’s Degree and a Diploma in Education at the
University of the West Indies, Mona,Jamaica. She
taught at a number of high schools in Jamaica
including Dunrobin, Calabar, and Cornwall
College. Ms. Green also holds the M.A. in Psychology from Long Island University,New York and the M.L.S. degree from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
The retail price of the book (paperback, 306 pages, ISBN: 978-1479191451)
is US$26.95 plus shipping and handling (US$4.50 in the USA, US$5.50 to Canada
and US$10 to the Caribbean and the UK by airmail). To order, please
send name, address and payment (check or money order payable to Baldwin King)
to Baldwin King, P.O. Box 702,Madison, NJ 07940, USA.
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