September 13, 2010 § 2 Comments
Check Out Rev Wayne Perryman’s New Book:
Many say that my latest book: Whites, Blacks and Racist Democrats, can heal the racial divide in America. The subtitle is: “The Untold Story of Race & Politics Within the Democratic Party from 1792 to 2009.”
This book has a five star rating on Amazon.com. One Celebrity in Hollywood spent more than $3,000 and bought several copies for other Hollywood stars. Corporate executives have spent as much as $2,500 for multiple copies. The book is a must read for every American. Please do not read the title and form an opinion without reading the entire book.
The most consistent comments from those who have read the book are:
“Wow! I never knew any of this history.”
Chairman Benjamin Jealous of the national NAACP said the book was: “thought-provoking and insightful.”
History Professors and Political Scientist Professors also use this easy to read exciting book as a reference book in their classes.
Preview of Wayne Perryman’s New Book
The Untold History of Race & Politics Within the Democratic Party From 1792-2009
The following are the first four pages of Revision in Dr. Perryman’s Book
As an independent voter and a fact-finding investigator, I was asked to review and analyze Obama’s inspirational and fascinating speech on race. Many believe it is one of the best speeches since Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and I agree. But I have one problem. He missed the opportunity to set the record straight on two issues that he brought up during his speech.
1. His first missed opportunity came one minute and thirtyfour seconds into his speech, when he referred to the Declaration of Independence and how it was “stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery…”
Although he follows up and talks about how slavery “divided the Colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate,” he failed to point out that as a nation we were always divided over the issue of slavery from the time the first slave ship arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, to the end of the Civil War 246 years later.
He should have told the audience, that there has never been a universal endorsement of slavery by the white citizens of this country and that white America has always been split over the issue of slavery. He could have mentioned that 175 years before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, the Mennonite Quakers (white folks) of Germantown, Pennsylvania passed an anti-slavery resolution in 1688. It was the first formal protest against slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Under this resolution, Quakers who participated in the slave trade were threatened with expulsion.
He should have mentioned that in 1711, sixty-five years before the Declaration of Independence was signed, colonies passed various pieces of legislation to outlaw slavery, but their laws were overturned by the British Crown. He should have said, long before the Civil War, the issue of slavery was so divisive that whites fought and killed one another in opposition to and in support of slavery. Such was the case in Congress and Kansas. In 1856, while white citizens fought on the streets of Lawrence, Kansas, white Congressmen literally had fist fights on the floor of the Senate. Whites tried to include anti-slavery language in the Declaration of Independence, they debated the issue during the Constitutional Convention, and when both sides refused to give in, white churches split, white denominations split, white families split (some supporting the Union and others the Confederacy), political parties split and eventually our nation split, which resulted in the Civil War – and as Lincoln stated in his June 16, 1858 speech, America remained: “A House Divided.”
Since the facts clearly show that we were a “divided nation” rather than a “racist nation,” Senator Obama should have told his listening audience that by 1835 the anti-slavery movement had over 435,000 members and these white abolitionists not only fought and gave their lives to end slavery, they continued their fight after the Civil War and:
(a) They passed three Constitutional Amendments to end slavery, give blacks citizenship and the right to vote;
(b) They ratified these Amendments with the appproval of the white citizens in three-fourths of the states;
(c) They successfully financed and started many or our historically Black Colleges which bare their names.
(d) And in 1909, they started the NAACP.
Long before Lincoln took office in 1861, whites had outlawed slavery in Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Kansas, Oregon, California and Illinois. The only states that remained slave states were those under Democrat control.
By failing to point out the massive number of whites who not only opposed slavery but literally gave their lives to end it and racism, Obama merely perpetuated the myth and lie that our nation (implying every white in America) endorsed or approved of slavery and Jim Crow. He should have made it clear, that it wasn’t every white—it was primarily the white supporters of the Democratic Party—the party that became known as the Party of White Supremacy.
His second missed opportunity came twenty-one minutes and fourteen seconds into his speech when he made the following reference to slavery, Jim Crow, and the anger of his pastor:
• We do not need to recite here the history of racial injustice in this country. But we do need to remind ourselves that so many of the disparities that exist in the African-American community today can be directly traced to inequalities passed on from an earlier generation that suffered under the brutal legacy of slavery and Jim Crow….
• …The anger is real; it is powerful; and to simply wish it away, to condemn it without understanding its roots, only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exist between the races….
In order to foster a better understanding of the roots of racism, Obama should have told his audience that the roots of racism rested in the soil of the Democratic Party, not in our nation as a whole. He should have informed Americans that without the political backing of those who made up and formed the powerful Democratic Party (a party whose members gave their lives and spent billions to preserve the institution of slavery and the system of Jim Crow), slavery would have ended one hundred years earlier, and Jim Crow would have died in the womb of those who conceived it. Contrary to public opinion, racism was not something that the entire white race engaged in. Racism was the political agenda of a powerful political party – made up of individuals who chose to use this deadly disease to cover their own insecurities in their relentless quest for wealth and power. For years we have been led to believe that the racist party was the Republican Party. But from 1787 to 2009, historians tell a different story. The following is their story.
About Wayne Perryman
As a former newspaper publisher, radio talk-show host, and corporate employment relations consultant, Reverend Wayne Perryman devotes much of his time serving his community. In addition to serving as Minister in Charge of Church Administration for Mt. Calvary Christian Center Church of God in Christ, Rev. Perryman heads up his own consulting firm. His company specializes in conducting fact-finding investigations on behalf of inner city plaintiffs who are unsuccessful in obtaining representation through law firms and community agencies. During the past 25 years he has settled over 90% of their discrimination cases. Rev. Perryman is the author of several award-winning books, and he is proud to be called a servant of his community. We selected Reverend Wayne Perryman for this project because of his track record in community service and his tremendous expertise in historical research and fact-finding investigations. Over the years, Rev. Perryman has received a multitude of awards and commendations for his research and his service to his community. His programs and services include Operation Destitution to feed the poor, Role Models Unlimited to stop gang violence and special projects for inner-city youth. His research include books covering the history of the Black race from Bible times to our present time and his fact-finding investigations have produced large settlements in discrimination cases.