5 out of 5 stars

Written so clearly and so well documented that it should be required reading for all students. This book gives just cause to reflect and correct past and ongoing social injustice. I found myself constantly shocked, dismayed and disappointed in human behavior during American’s short 400 year association with persons of color, in this portrayal, the Black. While it would be easy to become inflammed over many current concerns exacerbated by social media, the difference here is the writer’s detailed references at the end of each chapter making rationalization of truth a foolish escape from a terrible story of America’s relationship to and treatment of a its Black population.