In a recent post from Charlotte Camp founder of (The El Paso Connection) a friendly connection with Dana Roberts quoted "This is what I have been looking for"Thanks Charlotte - feeling excited after hearing the latest news on the release of " Black Klansman" written by Sgt. Ron Stallworth, Ret. and Published by Police and Fire Publishing company.
The Unavoidable Drudge team caught up with Ron Stallworth and had some "Do Tell's" which can be heard here Black Klansman Podcast a picture shows left to right John Flores, Ron Stallworth, and Jason Baron producers and host of the Unavoidable Drudge
Years ago, I worked in the personnel office for a transformer firm. We needed to hire a chemist, and two candidates stood out, in my mind, for the position. One was a young white man with a degree from St. John’s University and the other an equally qualified black man from Grambling College (now Grambling State University) in Louisiana. I proposed to the department head that we send them both to the lab and let the chief chemist make the final decision. He looked at me as if I had said something so remarkable that he was having a hard time understanding me. “You’re kidding me,” he said. “That black guy’s no chemist.” Continue reading the main story Recent Comments Citizen Yesterday As Meyers touched on, it's not just black children who need books that feature black children as protagonists, as role models, as human... Kristy Dempsey Yesterday As a Caucasian librarian and author in an international school setting, I absolutely believe there need to be more books BY and FOR people... Michael Yesterday Why the racial dichotomy? If an American reader can relate to a Scottish Thane, to a blue steam engine, to a Danish hero, to young British... See All Comments I pointed out the degrees on the résumé that suggested otherwise, and the tension between us soared. When I confronted my superior and demanded to know what about the candidate from Grambling made him not a chemist, he grumbled something under his breath, and reluctantly sent both candidates for an interview with the chief chemist. Simple racism, I thought. On reflection, though, I understood that I was wrong. It was racism, but not simple racism. My white co-worker had simply never encountered a black chemist before. Or a black engineer. Or a black doctor. I realized that we hired people not so much on their résumés, but rather on our preconceived notions of what the successful candidate should be like. And where was my boss going to get the notion that a chemist should be black? Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books? Where are the future white personnel managers going to get their ideas of people of color? Where are the future white loan officers and future white politicians going to get their knowledge of people of color? Where are black children going to get a sense of who they are and what they can be? And what are the books that are being published about blacks? Joe Morton, the actor who starred in “The Brother From Another Planet,” has said that all but a few motion pictures being made about blacks are about blacks as victims. In them, we are always struggling to overcome either slavery or racism. Book publishing is little better. Black history is usually depicted as folklore about slavery, and then a fast-forward to the civil rights movement. Then I’m told that black children, and boys in particular, don’t read. Small wonder. There is work to be done