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  • SubGenre:Civil Rights
  • Language:English
  • Pages:184
  • eBook ISBN:9781937454661

Whites, Blacks, and Racist Democrats

The Untold Story of Race and Politics Within the Democratic Party

by Rev. Wayne Perryman

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Whites, Blacks & Racist Democrats is a modified version of the author’s previous book: The Drama of Obama Regarding Racism. After reading The Drama of Obama, Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the National NAACP said, "Your captions of political influence on racial issues are thought-provoking and insightful.” Whites, Blacks & Racist Democrats is a must-read for every American. Like Chairman Jealous, you will want to read the entire book after reading the first three pages.
On March 18, 2008, after the Jeremiah Wright incident, Senator Barack Obama went on national television and delivered what many called one of the most inspiring and thought provoking speeches ever delivered on the issue of race. After the speech, several news organizations reported that it was time for America to engage in discussions on race. Over the years, we have had several discussions on the subject, most of which focused on the relationship between blacks and whites but seldom have we ever explored the role politics played in establishing our racist society. Historians report that one political party supported slavery and Jim Crow while the other party opposed them. They also report that one party was known as the “Party of White Supremacy” and the other party was known as “Nigger Lovers.” In his book: Dreams From My Father, Senator Obama makes the connection between politics and racism when he tells his readers how white Chicago Democrats vowed to vote Republican before they would vote for a black man (Harold Washington) to be mayor of Chicago.
About the author
Wayne Perryman is a former newspaper publisher, radio talk show host, the author of several books and publications and is also known for his work with at-risk youth, gang members, professional athletes and major corporations. He is the co-founder of Youth Challenge, the founder of Role Models Unlimited, a sports coach for thirty years and the founder of Operation Destitution, a special program to feed the poor. Perryman served as Chairman of the Occupational Education Steering Committee for Seattle Public Schools, Advisory Board Member for Seattle Community College and the Director of the Regional Alliance on Gang Activities for the Puget Sound Educational Service District. For his ongoing work as a servant to his community, Perryman has received commendations from the President of the United States, members of the United States Congress, former Washington State governor, Booth Gardner, and former Seattle mayor, Charles Royer. His character-building storybooks for children featuring baseball all-stars Ken Griffrey Jr. and Harold Reynolds are the first children's storybooks to be placed in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library. In addition to this recognition, Perryman’s selfless acts of service on behalf of others has resulted in local, national and international media coverage including Sports Illustrated Magazine, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Parade, Ebony, Upscale, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, the Seattle Times, ABC’s Home Show, Fox's Hannity & Colmes, The Michael Medved Show, C-Span Book TV, TBN's 700 Club, Italy’s Speak Up Magazine and a multitude of other publications and radio show appearances around the country.