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"ACORN 8: Race, Power and Politics is a thriller, political analysis, historical document, and screenplay idea all rolled into one. If you thought you knew this story, you know nothing about the inside story of ACORN until you read ACORN 8: Race, Power and Politics." SCLC Magazine, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
From the Inside Flap
"Conservative Democrat Michael McCray deconstructs ACORN shenanigans from the LEFT in this groundbreaking memoir. His provocative exposé reveals an intriguing story of hypocrisy and deceit within a Democratic organization which is strong on substance and passion." The Honorable J.C. Watts, Retired, United States House of Representatives "McCray uses an absorbing 'you are there' style so the reader feels like an eyewitness to the glorious climax of ACORN's fairy tale success at organizing communities to fearlessly confront and defeat banks, multinational corporations and others abusing power." Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project "McCray covers the rise and fall of a fascinating organization..." Blue Ink Reviews "McCray's chilling, compelling and captivating exposé traces ACORN and SEIU roots from the civil rights and labor movements all the way to Occupy Wall Street." It's a "must" read! Maynard Eaton, SCLC National Communications Director Eight-time Emmy Award Winning Journalist "Marcel Reid is one of the bravest people I know...she is a modern day Rosa Parks." Glenn Beck, Fox News "The real ACORN story is the ACORN 8." John Fund, Wall Street Journal "Beginning with Wall Street greed and corruption and an unbelievable case of commercial mortgage fraud on a national historic landmark, McCray unmasks deceit and corruption within the City of Atlanta, Fulton County and ultimately ACORN itself." Matthew Fogg, RetiredUnited States Chief Deputy Marshal "McCray offers a powerful thesis on the importance of education and individual empowerment to mobilizing at-risk communities for direct action, and passionately describes what happens when that process goes awry." Dr. Linda Williams Willis, Director, Harris County Extension Service, Texas A&M System and Former Dean of Agriculture Prairie View A&M University
Michael McCray, Esq., CPA is a dedicated human rights and public interest advocate. A Howard University, American University and Georgetown University Law Center alumnus, Michael is committed to education and teaches community economic development and finance at Prairie View A&M University as a visiting graduate professor. A Conservative Democrat, Michael began his career in public service as a community and economic development specialist who pioneered new technologies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the White House Empowerment Zones Initiative under the Clinton Administration. A National Board Member of Federal Employed Women/Legal Education Fund (FEW/LEF) and former National Board Delegate for Georgia ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now; Michael McCray champions national issues such as federal worker's rights, fair lending (mortgage fraud) and judicial reform.