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Recommended to everybody, no age restriction.
David Spencer details his life journey of accepting his dark skinned after years of being tormented, bullied and harassed because of it. He was determined not to let it define him as a man nor determine his future. This is a very insightful book that goes into the mind of a young boy who excelled academically in school but because of his skin complexion people often assumed the very worst of him as they do black americans in general. From his experiences, he learned quickly that black people can hurt other black people because of the skin we are in, the you too light jokes they would make fun of you, especially if you are too dark. I have witness this myself in my own growing years as my childhood best friends was taunted in class because of her dark skin. I felt bad for her because its awful what we subject others too. His journey stood out to me and should help to inform others to overcome their challenges with race and skin tone being african americans in this country.
One story that stood out the most to me when another of his classmates called him a racial slur and how he informed the teacher who did nothing in the process. So the studen proceed to call him that name again. This time with a very different result than what he was expecting. How David handled himself in the situation, I was very proud of him. Another instance is at the wedding of a college friend, the Photographer was very rude, I wanted him, or his wife to have words with the lady and let her know that isn't acceptable behavior. I felt that somone should have spoken up on his behalf and let her know this in not okay. I love the quote from the book, I will not be discourage by other ignorance. I will not be defined by others perception." This is great motivation for anyone.