Black Men Can’t Read
by Charles G. Ankrom
About the author
Charles G. Ankrom is on attorney from southwest Missouri, having graduated from the University of Missouri School of low in 1982. He served as the elected Prosecuting Attorney for a southwest Missouri county for sixteen years, then gravitated to the private practice of family and criminal defense low. This non-fiction work is his first foray into the literary world.
About the book
The Dialogue on race in America does need to change, but not in the way most people have been programmed to believe. The author presents proof from various segments of society, in support of his proposition that society and the media pander to blacks to such a degree, pursuant to a politically-correct mind-set of reverse discrimination, so ingrained, that it actually poses a barrier to ending racism.
Why is it always presumed that whites discriminate against blacks every time a cry of racism is heard? And why are these stories so prevalent in today’s media? “Black lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” are all that seem to be on the evening news. Yet the facts of some of these cases (Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown) hardly seem to provide adequate poster boys for a new civil rights movement.
Hate crimes seem to only get filed against whites, many times for the hanging of a noose. Yet blacks assault whites with cries of “justice for Troyvon” or “remember Michael Brown” and hate crimes are not even considered.
Why does society so excessively pander to blacks with such things as Black History Month, The Congressional Black Caucus, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, etc, yet the white equivalent of these do not exist and their very mentioning would bring cries of racism? How can there so blatantly exist a Notional Association for the Advancement of Colored People which garners a place at the tables of the highest politicians, yet to propose the same type of organization for whites would immediately be
Why is it socially accepted that blacks can use the dreaded n-word at will, the word being a staple in rap music lyrics, yet white people dare utter the word and careers are lost?
Like the little boy that cried wolf, racism is all America hears. And so much so that the silent white majority is comfortable with just turning a deaf ear, even in cases (Eric Garner and Freddie Gray) where those cries, or at least cries of police brutality, seem to have merit.
The author also proposes that a ‘thug mentality’ or ‘thug culture’ is so prevalent among blacks today that it stands as an additional obstacle, perhaps insurmountable, to overcoming racism in America.
The silent white majority is tired of hearing the likes of blacks who look, talk and act like Michael Brown’s stepfather the moment after the grand jury decision in Ferguson was announced, as he vehemently urged onlookers to “burn this bitch down.”
The author urges you to read and consider, agree or disagree, but above all to open your mind to the possibility that the propositions herein ore true. Because then and only then can the dialogue on race occur that is necessary to defeat the ugly monster of racism.
Charles G. Ankrom
March 4, 2020