Looking over Black Shoulders

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In Looking Over Black Shoulders, black and white Americans relive some of the most controversial and turbulent history in America...a history simply known as Jim Crow. But things are not what they appear to be and are anything but simple. History has now been rewritten and each group will relive this history through the other's eyes in an effort to see the others perspective on race. White Americans feel the shame of Jim Crow by becoming its primary target. Black Americans are in control of this new land called ...
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In Looking Over Black Shoulders, black and white Americans relive some of the most controversial and turbulent history in America...a history simply known as Jim Crow. But things are not what they appear to be and are anything but simple. History has now been rewritten and each group will relive this history through the other's eyes in an effort to see the others perspective on race. White Americans feel the shame of Jim Crow by becoming its primary target. Black Americans are in control of this new land called America. After the Civil War, the black South becomes more determined in maintaining its previous control over the newly freedmen by instituting laws to ensure that black supremacy never dies.

Every area of society is affected. There are Jim Crow courts, hospitals, schools, and public accommodations. A pictorial journey depicts the struggle of white Americans as they try to secure equal treatment under the law. Although racism acts as a chameleon by assuming a new color its vileness does not change. It is just as ruthless as it was before. From voting to education, Jim Crow laws maximizes racial hatred and finally culminates into having to have the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court, to make a decision on whether or not segregation in public schools is constitutional.

In the end, the U.S. President gets involved and Jim Crow towards white Americans is finally banned. Black Americans are forced to live with those they once ostracized. Black business owners can no longer legally discriminate against white Americans. Doors once closed to a few are now opened to all. But even more shocking is the final discovery.
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Brenton Butler
"A fascinating and provocative eye-opener that produces a vertigo-inducing perspective on race relations in the United States-and that in the end, admirably demonstrates that it doesn't matter who holds the whip and who receives the lashing, the core problems remain the same."--(Brenton Butler, author of They Said It Was Murder)
Edward M. Brittingham
"A counterfactual rollercoaster ride. Adam Perkin's topsy-turvy world tackles the issue of race relations in a bold new way. This speculative history of an alternate America is a brilliantly clever way of exploring race relations with children, as well as adults."--(Edward M. Brittingham (Capt., USN Ret.), author of The Iranian Deception)
Tom Layne
"Consistently well-developed, Looking Over Black Shoulders is a searing work of historical imagination and perspective that succeeds in turning America on its head. Not since John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me has a writer so captured the essence of American race relations."--(Tom Layne, author of The Assassination of Rush Limbaugh)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979392702
  • Publisher: Positive Prints Professional Services
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2007

    Thought provoking and innovative

    A very interesting and thought provoking premise of healing bigotry among whites and blacks in America. A very witty and funny book at times though the subject matter is very serious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2007

    A Must Read For Everyone

    This is the definitive book for our generation on race relations. Perkins has captured in words and pictures the 'Jim Crow' era in reverse and has given viable solutions for healing on both sides!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2007

    This book is so needed in bringing the races together!

    This book is the answer that we have been waiting for in discussing race in America. Trust me, there's nothing like this book anywhere! The author does an excellent job focusing on the real issues. White and Black Americans cannot afford not to have this book. For me, seeing racism from this perspective has changed my life for the better. I had no idea that racism was like this until now. The pictures are amazing! It leaves you asking 'how'? I expect this book to make it on Oprah. Buy it! It's worth more!!!

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