- Paperback: 552 pages
- Publisher: Amber Communications Group, Inc. (April 28, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937269507
- ISBN-13: 978-1937269500
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,264,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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America The Black Point of View - An Investigation and Study of the White People of America and Western Europe and The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy, The 1950s and 1960s Paperback – April 28, 2015
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This book answers many questions I have had over the years about black ghettos, the overall black mentality and also the mentality of the white diaspora. I have not read anything as raw and in my face as the delivery of this book. I was jolted upward the entire time I read this masterful work of truth. Sometimes the truth hurts, but it was necessary to read what so many of us have been denying for too long. This book is saying so many poignant things. One thing that stood out to me was that a lot of behavior that we see among blacks, especially in ghettos and low income neighborhoods, stems from the evil that was done to us by white people for hundreds of years, including the years preceding the trans-Atlantic slave trade. That is one of the hard truths in this book, among many others. I was impressed with how Mr. Rose laid out his theses on various topics throughout the book. After finishing this book, I was left to re-examine my own thought processes regarding our people and also the white diaspora. I am guilty of prejudging without understanding pathology. This book has given me a better understanding of history and how history has affected and infected generations of our society at large. It's truly and eye-opening read.
Part III "70% of white america demonizes african americans as animals just so they can practice segregation, discrimination, inequality, police injustice, political injustice and economic injustice against black people"
Unfortunately a lot of black people feel this way- I'd love to know where they get their powers of telepathy- how do they know what *70%* of white people think? In my opinion, anyone, of any race, who would paint with such a broad brush is themselves practicing a form of prejudice. Its simply not true. If all these people I am around 24 hrs a day are racists I would think I would know about it. After all I am privy to the conversations white people have when no one else is looking or judging.
MY honest experience is that most white people have a great desire to make amends to the black community, but at this time I see white people are getting tired of tip toeing around black people. It seems every generation has a *word of the day* which the black community has determined white people use as a CODE for racist. One yr its appropriate to call black people; blacks, the next yr its a racist term.
Bottom line, black people can't possibly determine what is in OUR hearts. U can't call us racist over words which can have a completely unbiased meaning. Also there seems to be this notion that white people lived charmed lives & never suffer injustice or unfairness , that is utterly untrue. Life is FULL of unfairness & for a white person none of it has to do with skin color & yet we know it still exists- for blacks to judge white people & their own lives fairly they need to be aware of that & not blame it on racism.
in a way this book is disheartening as it doesn't reflect all white people accurately in my opinion.
Racists are not in the majority anymore. They are a fringe element & it is quite possible that some of the injustices people feel are not related to race, but to life. Because LIFE is not always fair, and it never will be for anyone.