d. E. Rogers

More Than Just a Fiction Novel

In Society on July 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Crossing Color Lines is more than just a fiction novel. It is more than just a story about Chase Cain. It discusses real issues that we have faced in the past and those we face today. This story touches upon the civil rights movement, racism, slavery, equal opportunity employment, affirmative action, stereotypes, rape and a cast of others issues that make this story a very compelling and great read.  My main goal is to open up eyes to racism and begin a positive constructive discussion. I hope those discussions could lead to developments of more equality amongst races and a better understanding of us all.

As I mentioned in my recent article, Racism vs. African-Americans in America Today: AT-A-GLANCE, “While government support of racist policy is (mostly) a thing of the past, there is still an undercurrent of racism in the culture of America today.”

Below are links to recent events. Events of mistreatment and violence which validate this statement.

Oakland Exodus as Verdict is Read – the Johannes Mehserle Case

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2010/07/08/BAFL1EBKII.DTL

Interview by Bev Smith with Terez Miles, mother of 18 year-old Jordan Miles, a teen violinist who was severely beaten by Pittsburgh police on January 12 and had his dreadlocks ripped out from his skull is recovering.   Jordan Miles was approached by the police who thought he had a gun but what turned out to be a soda bottle under his coat

http://tinyurl.com/ygupnp6

Harvard Professor’s Arrest

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2012249453_gatesarrest01.html

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