It was the power of Christianity that turned her life around. But it was Star's no-excuses attitude of self-empowerment that firmly positioned her on the fast track of conservative politics, speaking out against welfare as the cause of urban America's moral and economic decline -- and in favor of taxpayer vouchers for private school education, banning abortion, and condemning condom distribution in public schools. Guided by her faith, Star has broken the "code of silence" among blacks to speak out on:
Affirmative action: "What we haven't told our people is that they can start their own businesses. Entrepreneurship works for everybody."
Equal opportunity: "Capitalism doesn't have any racial boundaries."
The death penalty: "How many murders do we have to read about before we get serious?"
Black rage: "Blacks cannot cry racism every time something doesn't go their way."
The Los Angeles riots: "After three decades of handouts...they had evolved into a group of government-dependent, out-of-control, racist monsters."
Liberalism: "White liberals are afraid. That monster they created in their socialist lab has gone crazy on them....Their liberalism has backfired."
Speaking her mind and taking control of her life, Star Parker has forged a bright future. And while she'll always stir up controversy, there's no disputing that her rise from public assistance to public prominence is proof that the American dream is alive and well -- for all of us. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Enlightening story. Star Parker pulls no punches in revealing her early life but turns it around and speaks the truth.Published 5 months ago by William C. Dwyer
Star Parker writes from her heart. I have heard her speak and she had everyone in awe. this is her story and it is a wonderful story of how she beat the system with pure... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jan MacInnis
While I am sympathetic to general ideas expressed by Star, I am not exactly buying her life story. She did not "make it" by doing a regular job, by becoming an accountant... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Henry Resheto
I enjoyed this book. Nothing really changed, except Star. Just watch commercials. It was a motivating look at the past.Published 12 months ago by Elizabeth B. Waniewski
AMAZING WOMAN!! I feel like I want to hand this out at every street corner. It makes me so angry what our society it becoming, but more so what we are forcing our black culture... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Becky
This is definitely not your father's conservative book. It is a very pragmatic, bare bones report of a woman's evolution into a staunch free-enterprise, limited-government... Read morePublished 18 months ago by John Gisler
I know I will really enjoy it. I have skimmed through it and it looks like a great read. Thank you.Published 19 months ago by Vivian K Seale
I enjoyed the first part of the book as the author discusses her battles with welfare dependency and being a member of the 'underclass. Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Hojnacki
I wasn't sure about this title, but had heard good things from the author on talk radio. I was pleased with the readability of this book, and the content is a real eye-opener for... Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Guinea