Race Issues

James Donaldson’s Book Review Report: Martin Luther King Jr Speech – “Where Do We Go From Here?”

http://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Where-Do-We-Go-From-Here-Audiobook/B002VAEVBG/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1416181024&sr=1-1 I woke up this morning listening to the “Where Do We Go from Here” sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. It still amazes me how relevant his speeches and sermons are in today’s world, since the first spoke them over 50 years ago. The thing that most put a smile on my face this […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

Racism? Sexism? Classism? And all of the other “ism’s” is what makes up America and every other civilization throughout history. It’s just human nature, and we can get away from it.   I know we in America, continue to try to deliver on the ideology of “American Exceptionalism” and a real “melting pot” concept, and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Remembering Jim Crow by American RadioWorks

 An excellent short overview of the era of Jim Crow. I learned a lot just in this short excerpts about Jim Crow from listening out only to the facts, but also to the live interviews took place both with white and black people. There are many variables that play into the ongoing struggle of blacks […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

I found this book, Sapiens to be truly fascinating, full of introspective thinking that caused me to think a lot about the origins of the human species, Homo sapiens. The book points out over history, that at least six human species inhabited the earth, and then goes about to try to explain how we, Homo […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA by Joe Nocera

Indentured, tells the story of those who have been fighting the battle against the NCAA over the last couple of decades or so, trying to draw some attention to the fact that these collegiate athletes, with their lives, blood sweat and tears, underlying all throughout the school year, with practices, mandatory training sessions, games, and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed by Judy Pasternak

This book, Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed, gives a fascinating account of the US government’s involvement in poisoning the land and the people who lived upon that land (Navajo Indian tribes), throughout the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 70’s. Because of the very inexpensive and cheap […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – One Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception and Survival at Jonestown by Julia Scheeres

Wow!… I mean, Double Wow!!! This was an excellent, fascinating and fantastic book to read. I know that the story of Jim Jones and Jonestown, has been told many times, in books, made-for-TV movies and documentaries, but this book tops them all! The author, Julia Sheeres, really helps us to envision exactly what it must’ve […]