Disintegration by Eugene Robinson.

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eugene Robinson is a columnist for the Washington Post.  I read his book Disintegration about the changes in Black America.  As I recently published an interracial romance, I was curious.

The book is well written, easy to read and educational for all Americans.  Mr. Robinson explained there are really four black Americas now.  The African-American middle class, biracial, such as our President of the United States, Barack Obama, immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, and what he calls the Abandoned, the poorest of African-Americans.

His tone is upbeat, that things for the most part are getting better.  Of course what he calls the Abandoned are not just black.  There are lots of poor whites out there who probably aren’t seen as readily.

It was a different take from the decades where all black Americans had to be united against common issues.  Again, worth reading for all Americans.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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