• "If I ever find out you are white, then I'm through with you. And if I find out you are black, I'll try my best to kill you when I get to heaven"

    — Anne Moody to God after Birmingham Church bombing in 1963

  • "If one will hold on, he will discover that God walks with him"

    — Martin Luther King Jr. eulogizing the deceased girls after the Birmingham church bombing of 1963

  • "How can we have confidence in the white people when Jesus Christ came upon the earth you kill'd and nail'd him on a cross"

    — Indian leader Tecumseh to whites in 1810

  • "Why is that we never think of Christ as a Jew?"

    — religious author Robert Warren Conant in 1915

  • "I have come to the conclusion that this Jesus was an Indian."

    — Native American to Charles Eastman in 1916

  • "Pictures I've seen of Him are all white so I just took for granted He was a white man"

    — African American teenager to sociologist during the 1930's

  • "I feel like Black Jesus is controlling me."

    — rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996

  • "Most Americans picture Jesus looking something like a young Harrison Ford — brown hair, brown eyes, handsome. Oh yeah — and he's Caucasian. Tan, most likely, but definitely white."

    — white evangelical leader Josh McDowell in 2003

  • "Jesus was totally my boyfriend... You knew He had a great ass and could have pulled off a pair of jeans and worn-out cowboy boots, even if you weren't sure why you would want that."

    — comedian Samantha Bee in 2010

What is this all about?

This site is dedicated to teaching and researching the intersections of race, religion, politics, and culture in the United States. Here are hundreds of pictures, texts, links, songs, and videos that are discussed in the book. The pages allow you to follow the book chapter-by-chapter, by theme, and by chronological period. The Classroom Materials section has discussion questions, assignments, and classroom syllabi. And we want to hear your stories about interacting with Jesus in any way, shape, or form. To upload your own, click on Share Your Story.