For Black History Month 2019 — Get Off the RACE Track @ https://amzn.to/2BeL0YE
We like to believe that we’re hungry for the truth, but we frequently don’t like how it tastes and refuse to consume it. If history saw the victims of American slavery as fully human then slaveholders would be seen as tyrants.
Off the RACE Track takes a much-needed, out-of-the-box approach to race in America. It explores skin color as an asset to be appreciated rather than as an attempt to excuse injustice. It focuses on color-appreciation rather than on color-accusation — color-joy, not color-judgment.
By presenting a creative overview of the history of African-Americans from the first slaves trafficked to Jamestown, Virginia in 1611 until the present day, Off the RACE Track exposes many details and events involving America’s history of racial injustice. However, it does so with compassion, honesty, and hope. It also gives many practical ways to cross the color-line with love, understanding, and healing.
Off the RACE Track also gives many examples of heroic Americans who through out our history courageously spoke up for equality and boldly worked against racism — including the “Top 10 Greatest Americans of All Time based on the concept of ‘liberty and justice for all.'” Hopefully, it can help us all to get off the track of America’s racial treadmill.
The first African-American National Commander of The Salvation Army USA says this: “The racial divide in America is real and it is deep. Steve Simms begins his exploration of the problem with three questions. He then takes the reader on his personal journey into lives and circumstances that too few would even dare imagine going. He is intentional about finding answers–no matter the risks. But he cannot question without engaging experiences that would otherwise be unknown and thus unappreciated. This is a rare account of a man who literally takes action on his belief in the worth of others. Interested in discovering what you can do to address the problem? Then you must read Steve’s story!” –Commissioner Israel L. Gaither, Retired National Commander, The Salvation Army, USA