Middletown, CT – Colin is proud to offer his debut work which represents his personal journey towards understanding his own identity, I am not African American is already available on Amazon.com and Kindle and will be hitting bookstores everywhere very soon.
I am not African American is an informative explanation outlining the plight of black Americans throughout the history of the United States. It focuses on how black Americans have been lumped together without differentiation for their unique ethnic origins. In particular, the book explains who black Americans of slave origins are, presently labeled as, for lack of a better term, African Americans, and why they are different from the other blacks who immigrated to America. Their unique history of persecution and oppression has resulted in all blacks and for that matter all people of color to be treated as non-Americans. But the book illustrates what an important role many black Americans have played in the history of this great nation.
Specifically, focusing on the speeches and writings of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I am not African American illuminates the fact that Dr. King’s dream of seeing all Americans aspire to reach the MOUNTAINTOP can never be fulfilled if we do not understand and acknowledge the long journey African Americans have taken towards making this nation a “more perfect union.” Only through their achievement will America be able to live up to its creed of “All men are created equal…”
Being a Jamaican American allows Colin to view race relations from a different perspective. He understands the necessity for unity against those who tried to oppress, but through his own life experiences sees that we as a nation have reached a moment in our history where without proper delineation, our children will never be “judged by the content of their character.” They will continue to struggle against those who believe that America is simply a place which is only represented by a single face.