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Shelton Martin

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If you are alive today, read this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-09-19

Every living person - white, black, Latino, Asian, old, young, and everything in between will benefit form reading this book.

Amazing Book!!

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Reviewed: 07-20-18

Full of solid statistical, historical, and ethnic research-based knowledge of American's shared history with sound suggestions for reform in our thinking and actions as people and a nation today. So many false myths and narratives were uncovered, explained, and dispelled - leading to a truthful understanding of racial realities, delusions, and experiences.
Blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indians, and every race in between and on the outskirts can and will benefit from this book - especially if it is read with an open mind and a true desire to see the truth of racial histories, relations, and statuses for what they were and are. It brings to light the impacts occurances of the past had and still have on every ethic group in this country and the country itself today.

Must read!!

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Reviewed: 10-29-17

Must read!! Tells a truth that is rarely spoken. Well spoken here!
Read about how the mighty fall and how only those who feel the pain feel it.
See the illustration of how those who have fallen never really figure out how they need up on the ground.

Absolute hogwash and ignorance!

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-01-17

Absolute hogwash and ignorance! This literary work distorts the true essence of what happened and why.

It is a detestable, pseudo-intellectual, and lame attempt to explain away the immoral depravity of the southern desire to hold, abuse, exploit, rape, and dsstroy slaves (mentally, socially, culturally, economically, and even physically). No amount of twisted rationale to make a case for pride in all the above is right, righteous, or commendable. The southern system as it was needed to cease immediately. To this very day, the damaging reprocusions and ideologies of that southern culture as it relates to minorities, especially African-Americans, still aids, abetts, and proliferates hatred and systematic & undercover discrimination.

As for the book's literary style and the performance of the narrator apart from the content as spoken to above, it was well written. The author made his cases, though disillusioned, very clearly and concisely. I enjoyed listening to this book and getting a peek inside the mind of one who more or less defends the southern culture of old.

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