Press Release Summary: AllCities Library is pleased to announce the release of \"American Nigger: Black Beyond King\"; a new title by Dwight Harris
Press Release Body: Mel Gibson. Michael Richards. Don Imus. Duane \"Dog\" Chapman. Racist rants and public apologies by celebrities formerly held on a pedestal. Words never before tolerated, but now writ large via the title of Dwight Harris\' stunning new book, \"American Nigger: Black Beyond King.\"
Dwight Harris is a black man, born and raised over 50 years ago in the ghettos of Chicago\'s infamous South Side. He considers himself neither conservative nor radical. But he certainly is not shy about expressing his opinions:
"Martin Luther King created a nation of Black followers, not leaders. I challenge you to convince me of the value in that."
"Regarding reparations for slavery, we don\'t need them. The only master this serves is the perception of racial inferiority ..."
And so on. His words are not meant to enflame, but to educate. However, a recent radio appearance may have done as much as his new book to bring his points to the fore.
Dwight was a recently scheduled guest on a nationally-syndicated radio show. When the network expressed concern about the book\'s title and subject matter, they requested of the host to have the interview pre-taped, the first time ever in the show\'s history. The \"N\" word was not allowed to be used on- air.
Ironically, Dwight Harris does not condone the word either, though he used it in his title for a reason.
\"I\'m playing off the stereotype,\" he states. Indeed, Dwight Harris has gone from street punk to one of the most in-demand financial planners in Beverly Hills. His book, part autobiography and part history lesson, is available on amazon.com and fine retailers everywhere.
It is certain to provoke both consideration and debate.