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Ask the Expert: Difficulties of Diversity – Why So Few Congregations are Racially Integrated

The shared racial or ethnic heritage of participants shapes the values, beliefs, and practices that define a congregation’s organizational culture. From the type of music on Sunday morning to the type of food at Wednesday night potlucks, race is present in congregations.

About the Author
Brandon C. Martinez is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Baylor University. Dr. Kevin Dougherty is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Baylor University.