I've gotten calls and emails from you about your connection with the book.  I don't want to use this as a testimonial so I'll just say that I'm pleasantly surprised that the book has stirred so much emotion in you and in many different ways.  I think part of the emotion is the fact that collectively we have a lot of pent up anger and perhaps even fear about the status of not only the Black male but the Black person in general.  Are the gains we have achieved real?  Just look at the Trayvon Martin case. Virtually every poll suggests that when asked about the fairness of the case, rather if George Zimmerman acted wisely, over 90% of Black people say no he did not.  Latino's are somewhere in the middle and only 35% say that he did not act wisely, meaning nearly 7 out of 10 White people think Zimmerman did the right thing!  People we have a long way to go when it comes to race relations in America, but we won't get anywhere without first admitting that we have a problem.  We need national therapy.

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