Valdosta, GA (PRWEB) August 16, 2013
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.
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About the Author
Junior Stennett Jackson is currently attending Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. His aspiration is to be a public servant, and by doing that, he hopes to contribute to the bettering of the world. The author was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on March 19, 1991, to Tonia Jackson and Stennett Donavon Woodfine. Stennett died on December 22, 1990, after suffering a complication from an operation he had. His mom was a single mother who worked and went back to school–all while raising a child with a disability. At the age of four, Jackson was diagnosed with cancer in his left leg, and as a result, his left leg had to be amputated. His lack of a leg has not stopped him, though. He played golf all four years of high school and picked up jogging as a hobby. His mom, Tonia, has always encouraged her son to be himself and to uplift others. He and his mom moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 and currently still reside in the Atlanta area. Jackson was always a positive person, and growing up with a disability was not as hard as people would think. Communicating and mingling with others was very easy and he often enjoyed the spotlight. He has always had a craving to help others, and because of that, he dreams of one day being the president of the United States of America. Human interaction is something he has really valued in his life, and he believes that is what has made him so ambitious. Junior Jackson’s goal with this book is to get people talking again to one another because interpersonal communication is what he believes can and will restore the world.
How The World Has Impacted Me! * by Junior S. Jackson
And How I Plan To Return The Favor!
Publication Date: August 7, 2013
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