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Mentally Blind: Open your Eyes

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Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes is one of the most significant essays to be written on America's black culture in years.

A gritty, honest look at every aspect of black culture and also the nation's impoverished communities post-recession -- written by a decorated VietNam War veteran.

As riveting as "Black Like Me" and "The Invisible Man" Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes will shock you -- as it should!
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Overview

Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes is one of the most significant essays to be written on America's black culture in years.

A gritty, honest look at every aspect of black culture and also the nation's impoverished communities post-recession -- written by a decorated VietNam War veteran.

As riveting as "Black Like Me" and "The Invisible Man" Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes will shock you -- as it should!
It will spur you to action -- as it should! And, it will teach you lessons about your own prejudices, heritage, and test your generosity - as it should!

Watch for the 2014/2015 documentary that complements this exposè - also titled, Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes. Look for the documentary trailer on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvvSOTQ1jJ4

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781463552299
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

John L. Brown was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1950. He was taken in by his maternal grandmother in 1963 after being fostered by relatives when his mother died when he was a baby. The year 1963 became pivotal for Brown as he recalled watching John F. Kennedy's televised speech in which the President challenged the nation "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country" It was after that moment that John began volunteering in the classroom after school, cleaning, serving food in the lunchroom. He recalls being chaplain for his homeroom class.

Brown left high school and joined the Marine Corp in 1968, at the height of the Vietnam conflict. While he was serving in Vietnam he was exposed to Agent Orange and saw lots of combat and was heavily decorated for his service. His honors included a purple heart. After the service John moved out west, living in Utah, Denver and Texas.

Self taught he took up the trades of welding, ship fitting and carpentry to earn a living. His veteran's benefits allowed him to eventually return to school, where he earned an associate's degree with emphasis on Behavioral Science from Merritt College in Oakland, California. In 1983 he began a career with the United States Postal service, retiring after 17 years.

The realities of struggle and survival had become the fabric of John's life during his foster years and became the basis for his latest project, "Mentally Blind : Open Your Eyes" about a disenfranchised America.

"Mentally Blind : Open Your Eyes" addition one (978-1463552299) is available on Amazon and will be re released with a wider US distribution in July 2014.

Documentary Film "Mentally Blind: Open Your Eyes" is directed by John L. Brown and produced by Jay Bee. release is scheduled to be Fall 2014.

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