A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR THE PROBLEM OF RACE IN AMERICA
An essay about the illusion of race in America. According to anthropologists, there is only one race – the human race. However, slavery in America was uniquely based on skin color and ancestral heritage. In America, the creation of racial divisions and the redefinition and separation of people according to visible differences has created a unique form of racism, with profound and lingering consequences. This essay provides a historical perspective of the journey of Africans to America and the transition of these people over the evolution of America. More importantly, it considers the history, evolution and difficulty about what Africans and their descendants in America have been called over time. It questions the validity of racial divisions and the motivations of those who use race to divide Americans. Finally, it calls for action by Americans to confront the illusion of race, specifically calling for a proactive approach to the 2020 U.S. Census. A “must read” for anyone interested in race relations in America.
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About the Author
About Pegasus Books Since its inception in 1998, Pegasus Books has anticipated a publishing industry that would evolve from a system of tradition and exclusivity to one of access and opportunity for thousands of good writers who, despite literal lifetimes of effort, were simply unable to break into a system built on cronyism, luck and institutional favoritism. On the other hand, there were the vanity presses, places where no accomplished, self-respecting writer would sacrifice his or her hard-wrought work. As a result, many great writers with incredible works were locked out of the process. Fortunately, the creation and availability of desktop publishing applications and Print-on-Demand providers have changed the course of a reluctant multi-billion dollar industry, and the Internet continues to influence that change. As a result, there are more opportunities now than ever for writers, published and unpublished, for those with agents or on their own. Pegasus Books is a traditional small-to-medium press, dedicated to publishing the works of aspiring new authors and providing greater opportunities and support to established writers by being at the vanguard of this transformation. We only expect our authors to match our passion and dedication to producing high-quality books and related products. We want our readers to enjoy consistently creative, thoughtful works in their many formats. MARCUS MCGEE Curriculum Vitae Birth dateAugust 8, Casablanca Morocco Locale 19XX– 19XXCasablanca, Morocco 1964 – 1967Madrid, Spain 1967 – 1969Omaha, Nebraska 1969 – 1984Sacramento, California Valley High School (Speech, Debate, Languages, Music) California State University, Sacramento (Communication Studies major, French Language & Theatre Arts minors) 1984 - presentSacramento, CA and Los Angeles, CA Writing/Production History 1982Three plays: Solomon and Constance, Michael Angelo, Stevie: The Eighth Wonder of the World 1983Produced and directed Stevie at Sierra II Theatre, Sacramento, July; wrote stage play Table 21 Wrote No More Cheesecake!; began first novel 1985Completed novel Deus Ex Machina, completed two plays: Caesar and Kidstuff 1986Wrote stage play Dream and one-act Fashion 1987Adapted Dream as screenplay; Piss Only on the Porcelain, short stories Till Death Do Us Part, Mr. Peacock, Anthropophagi 1988Wrote The Love Tragedies and Remember 1990Produced, directed and starred in No More Cheesecake! at the Sacramento Community Center Theatre, March; began Willie Brown biography 1994Wrote Mommy! There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed! 1996Completed Willie: The Man, The Myth & The Era; wrote short stories 1998Founded Pegasus Books; Published An Essay: On Niggers and Squirrels; began writing legal novel; wrote Black Bertha 1999Published short story collection: Four Stories; finished novel; wrote Apology 2000Published novel Legal Thriller; Published An Essay: On The Execution of Timothy McVeigh 2001Published short story collection: Synchronicity; began new novel 2002Published thriller The Last Year 2003Researched and developed Griot film project 2004Completed short story collection: The Silk Noose; began sequel to Legal Thriller 2005-06 Published The Silk Noose; researched and developed thriller Viral Vector; continued writing Murder From the Grave 2007-08 Completed Murder From the Grave; began writing ViralVector; founded Parnassus Press Partnership Publishing 2009-10: Published Murder From the Grave; published Shadow In The Sky, published Moment of Truth, published Mommy, There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed! completed Viral Vector; began work on An Old Negro Spiritual and An Essay On What They Called Us; Borders Book tour of the Northwest – Murder From The Grave a bestseller for region in Q4 2010 2011Wrote and published How To Eat An Elephant and Two Matadors; converted all books to eBooks; greater emphasis on publishing new writers; wrote Obama's Shirt and two additional books under pseudonym. Extras: Fluent in French, competent at Latin and Spanish; accomplished at saxophone and other woodwinds; strong science, math, history, political science and religions background Hobbies: Reading history and philosophy; theatrical production; music and movies Passions: Writing, research, stories, wine, art, Odd Fact: Marcus managed an upscale/political/lobbyist hangout Chinese restaurant called Frank Fat’s, one block from the California State Capitol, for fourteen years.