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"Solving The Race Issue In America," by Dr. H. J. Harris.
In this interview with Pam Perry, Dr. Harris says that his book, "Solving The Race Issue In America," is an absolute necessity, especially for young people – black and white – to understand the history, impact, and solutions to resolve racism that has existed since the birth of this nation.
The killing of George Floyd took place in real-time – the world watched and listened as Mr. Floyd said he could not breathe and begged for his life.
Without the live video recordings and the protests, the murder of George Floyd would probably have been covered up and swept under the rug. "This is the reality that black people live with in America," claims Harris.
There are three things to address and resolve the issue of racism in America:
1. We must study and learn the true history of our nation with respect to race, discrimination and slavery. "It is only when we confront the racial divide that we can solve it," states Harris.
2. We must recognize that we cannot solve the race issue at the same level of consciousness that created it. The laws, the courts nor the political system have solved it.
3. We must take a spiritual approach to solving the race issue: starting with the “golden rule” and principles of acknowledgment, forgiveness and atonement.
“Solving The Race Issue In America” gives a brief historical overview of the black American experience from the Civil War to the present. "The purpose of this overview is to educate all Americans to the facts to better understand each other and work together to resolve the race issue," explains Harris.
Harris asserts a sense of urgency: "It is time for the good people to speak out. The murder of George Floyd puts America clearly at the crossroads of history. We face a major test of our moral conscience and of our commitment to the words and spirit in the Declaration of Independence.”
H. J. Harris is a retired attorney who attended school with one of the Greensboro 4, heard Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech, and lived through the turbulent civil rights era of the 1960s.
H. J. Harris is presently conducting radio and TV interviews. More information is available at: https://solvingtheraceissue.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pam-perry/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pam-perry/support