"COME TOGETHER AND BREAK FREE"
ALL THE FACTS IN THIS BOOK HAVE BEEN VERIFIED BY AN INDEPENDENT SOURCE. THE OPINIONS IN THIS BOOK WERE INSPIRED BY STUDIES AND INTERVIEWS OF NUMEROUS PEOPLE OF ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS AND CLASSES. THE AUTHOR WHO STRUGGLED WITH ADDICTION, FOUND HIMSELF IN AND OUT OF JAIL AND WAS BRUTALIZED BY THE NYPD ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. HE SEEN FIRST HAND HOW DISRESPECTFUL AND RACIST THE POLICE WERE BEING TOWARDS PEOPLE OF COLOR IN LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES. ALL THIS AND MORE IS REFLECTED IN THE VOICE OF THIS BOOK.
Think about it. We couldn't have drawn a deeper line in the sand. The words black and white are among the most opposite in the english language. It's like night and day, right and wrong, good and bad. We all learn these dramatic opposites at a very young age and they remain hard wired in our minds for life. So when we hear the terms “black people” and “white people,” our minds automatically segregate. This happens unconsciously, without our permission, whether we are aware of it or not, and it becomes hard not to pick a side and defend it passionately.