AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN Offers Solutions for Racism in America
Race has consistently been a problem in America, but no matter how many times it is identified, it doesn't seem like we can solve it. In his new book America's Original Sin: Absolution and Penance, Arthur Montoya strives to continue America's race dialogue and propose a solution to our racial dilemma. His book is an educational, historical account of race relations in America, and Montoya hopes that by studying the history of "America's original sin," readers will be inspired to work towards a solution and help uplift the American spirit.
"The most basic problem is the issue of denial," Montoya says. "Folks will spend an extraordinary amount of time discussing whether racism exists or if it does not exist. We get caught up in this discussion and it goes nowhere."
Montoya spent years working for the U.S. Postal Service, where he was confronted by racism's role in America on a daily basis. This inspired him to learn more about its history and attempt to come up with a solution and educate the American public on the implications of racism.
"I know everyone believes education is the keystone to employment and success, but it is also the key to improved race relations," he says.
The education Montoya provides Americans in America's Original Sin is a good place to start solving a problem that will not disappear easily.
America's Original Sin: Absolution and Penance
By Arthur Montoya
ISBN: 978-1-4628-4434-0 (sc); 978-1-4628-4435-7 (hc); 978-1-4628-4436-4 (e)
Approximately 176 pages