Jim Harries, How Western Anti-Racism Harms Africa and How We Can Do Better


  • Mary C. Cloutier Moody Bible Institute


In this book, Harries argues that secular, Western “anti-racist” efforts, while appearing to support African independence and identity, instead communicate cultural condescension, paternalism, and dependence on foreign funding and power. Harries confronts contemporary anti-racism writers, exposing both the weaknesses and hypocrisy of their arguments, as secular solutions to peoples who are naturally rich in faith and culture. Harries argues that only the gospel of Jesus Christ can address current African needs and problems, as well as point Africans to lasting peace and prosperity.

Author Biography

Mary C. Cloutier, Moody Bible Institute

Assoc Prof of International Studies