“In order to fight racism, we must begin with the fact that race is a socially constructed category that offers certain privileges and advantages to one group, which in the U. S. context is white people, to the detriment of all those who are excluded from that group–that is, ‘non-white’ people, or people of color. Race intertwines with sex and class in a sticky web of exploitation and oppression. . . . What we refer to as ‘race’ is a social construct. This should not be taken to mean that race does not have real-world consequences. It simply means that race is a socially determined category rather than a spiritual or biological reality.”
Jemar Tisby, How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2021, pages 20-21.