Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations

Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations

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Overview

I am Barbara from Harlem and my God, my Country, and my Conscience are my guides.

I was a liberal by default. I asked no questions. I had no answers. I just pulled the lever to vote for Democrats as was expected of me. Most of my fellow Black Americans do not fully understand what the term “liberal” means, or who or what they are voting for. And, in turn they don’t realize how harmful those “liberal” policies are to our freedoms and liberties as Americans.

I was born into a culture that believes Black equals Democrat. A broken home, failed marriage, and a feeling of victimization fueled my need for inclusion, which the Democratic Party fulfilled. As an activist and member of the NAACP and Democratic Clubs in Harlem, the men I looked up to—the Rev. Jesse Jackson (whom I also campaigned for), Congressman Charlie Rangel, and Rev. Al Sharpton—reinforced the negative perceptions that shaped my world.

But just like false prophets, the false narrative that has been spoon-fed to us by Black leaders, the Black community, the media, and progressive politicians has enslaved Blacks in a victimhood mentality and entitlement mindset.

But my eyes were opened to reject victimhood and lack of accountability. My journey has proven to me that when you have clarity of conscience, love of God, and a deep-seated belief in America’s goodness, your life will be enriched and your focus will change to one of accountability.

I am Barbara from Harlem. I fought my way out. You can too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682615850
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 484,769
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

BARBARA FROM HARLEM, as she is affectionately known, is a genuine native New Yorker, molded and shaped in the environment of urban America. At 21, she registered as a Democrat, not questioning the impact on her values or beliefs, until a mental awakening during O.J. Simpson’s acquittal changed her life.

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 The Ku Klux Klan 9

Chapter 2 Thank God for Slavery 18

Chapter 3 1950s: No Blacks Allowed 23

Chapter 4 Family Ties 29

Chapter 5 Back in the Grips of Poverty 48

Chapter 6 The Marriage, the Miracles, and the Madness 51

Chapter 7 The Innocent Victims 65

Chapter 8 My Life as a Liberal by Default at Age 21 69

Chapter 9 The Birth of Barbara from Harlem 84

Chapter 10 The Ugly Face of Secular Humanism vs. My Christian Beliefs 96

Chapter 11 Churchgoing Progressives 112

Chapter 12 The Masters of the Mind 148

Chapter 13 Propaganda Dressed Up as Higher Education-Indoctrination vs. Education 162

Chapter 14 Strategies for Conservative Victories 191

Conclusion: Simply Amazing 214

Bibliography 218

Acknowledgements 222

About the Author 223

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