New book Proposes 12-step Program to Combat Racism
Using Christian and humanist principles and a 12-step program designed for societal illness, a new book seeks to solve the problem of racism. A Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of New York, Kenneth L. Radcliffe, attempts to look into the issue of racism and offers a plausible solution to treat, the problem in his book, "Applying Alcoholics Anonymous Principles to the Disease of Racism."
Deacon Radcliffe's book is designed with a threefold purpose. First, it will seek to demonstrate that racism is a disease, a mental illness. Its symptoms are similar to those of the disease of alcoholism. Second, it shows how racism, like alcoholism, has not been proven curable at this point in time. However, like alcoholism, it is treatable. Its symptoms can be arrested.
Racial discrimination is an evil that exists in many parts of the world. An important part of the book on the origin and role of the Black Church's resistance to racism that is discussed, serves to showcase a long-standing and infamous historical instance of racism's development and the fight against it. Racism on the North American continent, though, serves as a relevant model on which the 12-step program can be applied. In the right hands, this book will become an insightful strategic tool to help experts and professionals, even ordinary individuals, deal with this cruel disease. "Applying Alcoholics Anonymous Principles to the Disease of Racism" is a must read for those who advocate equal rights, justice and fair treatment.