The following is
important to understand
about the information
presented in the book:
Sheldon M. Stern, an African- American historian at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (1977–1999)—where he designed the museum’s first civil rights exhibit, notes:
“Failure to educate young Americans about the whole story of Atlantic slave trade threatens to divide our nation and undermine our civic unity and belief in the historical legitimacy of our democratic institutions. Education in a democracy cannot promote half-truths about history without undermining the ideal of e pluribus unum—one from many—and substituting a divisive emphasis on many from one. The history of the slave trade proves that virtually everyone participated and profited—whites and blacks; Christians, Muslims, and Jews; Europeans, Africans, Americans, and Latin Americans. Once we recognize the shared historical responsibility for the Atlantic slave trade, we can turn our attention to “transforming the future” by eradicating its corrosive legacy.”
Read this complete article, “It's Time to Face the Whole Truth about the Atlantic Slave Trade” at https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/41431
Presented In the Book:
All facts in the book are
provided with valid references.
1. That Africans escaped a fate worse than slavery in coming to America and how the “whole story" of the Atlantic slave trade has been hidden. Click to read more.
2. Why charging Racism on the part of all “White” people is wrong and ignorant of fact. In actuality racism is often confused with the effort to protect Culture. Click to read more.
3. That few of the “White” people in the South actually owned slaves in America, and that a higher percentage of “Black” slave owners actually existed in America. Click to read more.
4. That the first official slave owner was a Black African. Read "The Founding Father of Slavery in Colonial America" beginning on page 24 of the book.
5. The book explains how the history of "White Slaves" is ignored and hidden in textbooks and educational information. Read "White Slaves" beginning on page 22 of the book.
6. That slavery was abolished in America and the World primarily by “White” people alone. Click to read more.
7. The Book explains how "White Privilege" is a misunderstanding of fact and is actually confused with "White Achievement". Click to read more.
8. The book explains why "playing the race card" is no longer valid in America today. Click to read more.
9. The book explains how words we use every day program our minds to think racially, and why we should stop their use by government and educational institutions. Read "Time To Move Beyond Race" starting on page 13 of the book.
10. The book explores such topics as Racial Supremacy, Racial Abuse, and Racial Equality with a fresh perspective that provides a more in depth view of the topics. Read "Racial Supremacist" starting on page 63 of the book.
11. The book offers suggestions for overcoming the racial animosity and resentment that exists today in America. The book notes that by recognizing and knowing the factual history associated with the issues of race and race relations, the adage "and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" from John 8:30 in the bible, is applicable today. Read "Rehabilitation" beginning on page 86 of the book.
12. The book concludes with a humanizing consideration of the charges of racism and abuse now being directed at the police men and women in our nation. Statistics and facts are presented in defense of the police along with a sense of urgency in the reason why there might be dire consequences for our nation in delaying our support. Read "Alternative" and "A Solution" beginning on page 91 of the book.
A commentary from a different perspective about Race Relations and reason for concern by Waylon Allen