The Black Paradox
Racism is often discussed but rarely correctly understood. Racism is bigotry. Misogyny is bigotry, homophobia is bigotry. All are illegal but yet most people in society have expressed views at one time which could be construed as bigotry, whether seriously or in jest.
The Black Paradox takes a critical view at Racism and examines issues facing society at large.
2016 saw riots across the United States following the shootings by police of several Black men; Sylville Smith in Milwaukee, Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri, and Keith L. Scott in Charlotte North Carolina but to name a few. In the United Kingdom, the police shooting of Mark Duggan resulted in the worst riots the UK has ever witnessed.
The Black Paradox asks difficult questions of what it is to be black in the 21st Century. More importantly, it asks the question whether Black people themselves across all continents are doing enough to change the Narrative. Whilst quotas and positive discrimination may be tools that will eventually bring about change, is enough being done to accelerate the changes required in all aspects of society? he Black Paradox tackles the challenges that all people face in Education In Families; In the work place; In places of religious worship, and finally and most importantly in society at large and provides workable solutions to those challenges.
Have Black people been the victims of surreptitious policies to keep them amongst the poorest people in society or are they in fact the architects of their own legacy? The books looks at real issues and asks difficult questions. Some, which many black people may find challenging or offensive, but these very same issues are not openly discussed and as we have recently seen with BREXIT and the Election of President Trump in the United States, not openly discussing and resolving major issues in society also has unforeseen circumstances and results.