The Color of Skin: How Racism is Born of Ignorance and Fear, and Sustained by Hatred

The Color of Skin: How Racism is Born of Ignorance and Fear, and Sustained by Hatred


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I can't breathe! Mama...
Ignorance and fear of the unknown gave birth to racism, and it has been fueled by hatred for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, racism is so pervasive and insidious that it has become a systemic illness that slowly erodes the health of our society. It can rear its ugly head where you least expect it. The fact that we are confronting issues like the murder of George Floyd, among many others, is a testament to the fact that racism abides in all institutions.

I wrote this book for all ethnic groups so that we can be armed with knowledge and can perhaps come together, once and for all, to create the legislative and social changes that will begin to weed out systemic racism. We live in the 21st century! Don't you think it's time to open our minds, our hearts, our very souls, and rewrite the useless scripts that have been passed down from generation to generation?

We cannot change the world unless we are willing to change ourselves first. The most fundamental step to change and improve society in a meaningful and lasting way is through self-transformation. It's not an easy task, but we must tap into the deepest recesses of our souls and analyze our ideas and beliefs regarding the world. Then we must educate ourselves by expanding our knowledge base. Here are a few of the topics covered in this book:

We are Homo sapiens—why we look different | The misuse of brain size and IQ studies to propagate racism
Fear of the unknown | Separatist ideology | Racism is taught | There is only one race—Homo sapiens | How racist ideas are spread | Ethnicity | Systemic racism | Semantics | Monuments and their significance
Slavery—past and present | Racism and Religion | What will the future hold?

We all deserve the same opportunities that society offers. We must emulate the work of our predecessors by raising our voices, our minds, and our spirits to fight for freedom and equality for all people. In so doing, we will enrich our lives beyond measure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781666210088
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 11/27/2020
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Enrique A. Cordero is the author of three previous books, published in English and Spanish: It’s Hard To Die “Do I Hold On or Do I Let Go?” | Now That I Am Dead: What I Should Know at the End of Life | How Reiki Can Change Your Life: A Sourcebook for Students, Practitioners, and Reiki Teachers. On May 15, 2020, he was awarded first prize in the 2020 Quarantined Writing Contest sponsored by Richter Publishing, LLC, for his first book titled, It’s Hard To Die.

Enrique became a Respiratory Therapist in 1973, then earned his degree in anthropology from the University of South Florida, Tampa. His attraction to religion and medical anthropology led him to study religion and spirituality from a cross-cultural perspective. His interests in Buddhist and other spiritual philosophies guided him to explore different alternative healing and spiritual practices. His thirst for learning and understanding people from all cultures and belief systems influences his writing—at times, unfiltered—but always compassionate and truthful.

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