January 10th, 2008 04:35 EST
Challenging African Americans to Take Responsibility
African American Author Joseph William Shorter III removes the excuses for failure and inequality for African Americans. You will discover a new perspective regardless of your ethnic background.
In his book, RAAW: Rediscovering African American Wisdom, Shorter approaches common issues found in most American families, but he pointedly speaks from a male`s point of view. Shorter`s perspective unravels deep issues from anger to relational dysfunctions and is packed full of pages you will have to read again and again.
IUniverse.com editorial review, comments: "Shorter also addresses the feelings of victimization in the African American community, pointing out that remaining a victim to circumstances is a choice and that black society has the power within to do something about it. Because many African Americans blame their state of existence on every outside force possible, Shorter believes that it is imperative for them to take responsibility to facilitate awareness. Through the use of anecdotes, poems, quotes, and quizzes, Shorter creates a highly readable discussion on the African American experience. RAAW presents a compelling argument for change within the black community."
By keeping the overall size of the book relatively small, Shorter gets right to the point but effectively manages to give the reader something valuable and practical in every paragraph.
Mr. Shorter says, "My most successful achievements have come only when I am willing to receive the harshest criticisms. The lesson beyond the ego is crucial in any real success."
This book is for everyone living in America today. Topics, and suggested solutions have no color boundary. A paperback or eBook can be purchased from all the major online book retailers like Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com IUniverse.com and many more.
Joseph William Shorter III