HOW THE WORLD HAS IMPACTED ME! is Released
When asked what his book How The World Has Impacted Me! was about, author Junior S. Jackson would almost instantly blurt out "self-help"; but as the book was coming to an end, he realized that the book was more than just a self-help book. Jackson is a young African American male who has manfully wrestled with the issues that he has found within his people's communities. In them are complete societies which can totally work for their progress-yet for some reason they do not.
Jackson provides some excellent food for thought and some very clear-eyed solutions about his people's current state of mind. There is the still the existing specter of dread organized violence, the work of damaging factions in African American communities throughout America that victimize their own people, who provide a de facto police state culture that seems to have become an accepted form of internal order within these communities. This is just one of the reasons why these communities rich with people have not worked up to their potential. Another is a form of denial-many African Americans give lip service to what has become a "traditional" reason for failure: racial prejudice.
Junior S. Jackson asks a complex and very relevant question of himself and society at large. By being the crucial point by which Jackson's narrative turns into hip political dialectic of the American future told in the voice of its youth, it serves notice that his book has an uncannily mature intelligence behind it:
"So in the twenty-first century, why has the African American communities in the United States become so divided and willing to kill their own people and vandalize their own homes? This is a real question minorities should be trying to answer. The American system has never been a fair and just system (we are getting there), but at one point, African Americans could work hard, ... and ... spend money on luxury things. ... I feel like the society we have been a part of for the last few centuries has elevated its thinking ... but has purposely left minority groups behind. And my question is why?"
The author has come to several conclusions, too. One is that this book can uplift the minds of its readers. (Readers will certainly second this motion.) Another conclusion is that there are myths about race that have been scattered throughout history and American society in general whose time for dissolution has come. For these, Junior S. Jackson ranges far and wide, from history to popular culture to African American success DNA, with amazing rhetorical skill.