Monday, September 3, 2007

Did You Ever Wonder Why Black People Do The Things They Do?

There are approximately 215 million White Americans in the United States that may have seen firsthand, observed on TV, viewed in the Movies, and/or have been told that Black Americans do things that are quite different (e.g. stereotypes and myths) than the things they do. In a politically correct business and social world, many of these differences go unexplained. Unfortunately, these unexplained differences sometime foster a world of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and strife.

To help combat these problems, I authored "Did You Ever Wonder Why Black People Do The Things They Do?" The first book in a series of “Wonder Why” books, this book is a quick read, much like the "One Minute Manager" and "Who Moved My Cheese". It is informative, thought provoking, and humorous. I came up with the idea for the book as a result of my travels for business where on many occasions, people whose tans were not as good as mine (Whites) would ask me questions about people with good year long tans (Blacks). Almost to a person, after answering their questions, they recommended that I write a book. At first glance, it may seem that the main purpose of this book is to focus on our differences.

For example, some of the questions that were asked and answered were:
• Why do black people never wash their hair?
• Why do black people have natural rhythm?
• Why are some black people so well spoken?
• Why do black people use the “N” Word and no one else can?

Although, I address these questions and others, the underlying purpose of this book is to show that once the differences are explained and understood the reader will realize that we are all more similar than different thus hopefully bringing us all closer together. It doesn't matter what color you are or where you are from, this book (available wherever books are sold, including online) will foster honest and positive communication between people at a time where understanding and the appreciation of different cultures is so important.

Together we can make a difference! Therefore, if you have a question, observation, and/or comment please let the other readers and I know. How can we ever hope to make the world a better place if we don’t talk and communicate with each other openly…