Affirmative Action Role is to Unravel White Privilege, Writes Former Library of Congress Officer in New Book

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The role of Affirmative Action is to unravel White Privilege, writes Dr. Eugene Walton, former Coordinator of Affirmative Action at the Library of Congress, in his new book: Recasting The Statue of Freedom. The author proposes a recasting that establishes each December as "Statue of Freedom Month" dedicated to frank communication across racial lines. He includes three essays for future Statue of Freedom Month discussions: "The Slaves Who Built the Capitol and White House," "The Statue of Freedom and Philip Reid," and "Affirmative Action vs. White Privilege". The book concludes with "A Memo to President Barack Obama," pleading for Presidential leadership for establishing the Statue of Freedom Month and encouraging g all Americans to participate. The book is available online from http://www.Lulu.com and http://www.Scribd.com.

The role of Affirmative Action is to unravel historical and continuing White Privilege, writes Dr. Eugene Walton, Coordinator of Affirmative Action Programs at the Library of Congress (1973 to 1986), in his book Recasting the Statue of Freedom, available online from http://www.Lulu.com and http://www.Scribd.com (Search: "Recasting the Statue of Freedom")

The author ties the Statue of Freedom, the historical statue above the U.S. Capitol, to the issues of White Privilege and Affirmative Action because "the Statue of Freedom was dedicated in 1863 with no reference to THE issue of the time: the abolition of slavery." He writes that the statue must be SPIRITUALLY recast and rededicated to address the problems of white supremacy and black disadvantage that has persistently poisoned the American society for 146 years.

The author proposes making December, the month the statue was installed atop the U.S. Capitol, "Statue of Freedom Month," dedicated to the promotion of dialogue across racial lines on the continuing problems of race in America.

The book concludes with "A Memo to President Barack Obama," pleading for Presidential leadership in establishing The Statue of Freedom Month and encouraging all Americans to participate.

About the author:

Eugene Walton is graduate (Doctor of Public Administration) from the University of Southern California, and author of "The Biography of Philip Reid: Historical Fiction" He had a 32 year Federal career which included, in addition to working at the Library of Congress, also serving with the United States..Information Agency (Research Officer. West Africa).the Housing and Urban Development (Management Analyst), and the Department of the Navy (Management Research).

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