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END OF THE RAINBOW
By Bill Miller

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 22, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 151239047X
ISBN-13: 978-1512390476
Product Dimensions:  5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches

America has scars everywhere—some that may never heal. Maybe they shouldn’t heal and stay as a permanent reminder of what this country has always been. Certainly, she has fallen short on her promises of freedom and equal opportunity for all. America has never been a place for black people to live their dream. They were brought here against their will and then treated like animals. Now there are some that would like to send every ethnic group in this country back to where they came from regardless of how they got here. The idea that anyone would entertain such a stupid thought is incomprehensible.

Today, racism is a major problem in America, but some are unable to see it. Some think that it went away with the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, and then resurfaced with the election of a black president. There are others who know that it exists today, yet they are ignorant enough to believe that it would disappear forever if people will stop talking and writing about it. The claim has been made that diversity is what made America the greatest country in the world. It is ironic that the greatest country in the world has always been the battlefield for human rights.

When it comes to the problems that exist between white and black people, the opinions of whites and those of blacks are vis-à-vis—like standing in front of a mirror and seeing everything in reverse order—blacks charging that today’s social problems are precipitated by whites and whites making the same charge against blacks. Both groups fail to recognize that it is not a one-sided affair. It belongs to all of us, and we keep dousing the flames with fuel to keep it going.
We know ourselves and we know what we are like. We are too quick to make decisions based on the color of a person’s skin—critical decisions on whether to like and accept, or whether to hate and reject. Being a racist and fostering racial hatred has no benefits. It can only be viewed as a malignant disorder of the mind that affects the entire human race.

It will not be todays older generation of whites and blacks that rid this country of its social problems. Should it happen, it will be today’s youth that will abandon those old ideas and say, “Enough is enough.” Should they forgo the charge that will certainly become theirs, then it will be deferred until the next generation, or even the next—and maybe it will always be the way it is now … here to stay.

Bill Miller earned B.Sc. & M.Sc. degrees at Tennessee State University in Nashville and a Ph.D. degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Biological Sciences and Chemistry). He worked as a research scientist for Eli Lilly and Company and for Dow Chemical Company. He currently lives in Jackson, Tennessee. He is the author of two books: End of the Rainbow and Seeds of Magnolia. To learn more about Bill Miller, please visit http://www.amazon.com/Bill-Miller/e/B00IO1FMTG

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