|"40 Hours and an Unwritten Rule", |
the book that started "the Unwritten Rules"
This book caught my eye because just the other day I was reading a post about an African American woman living in Guinea Bissau W AFrica and her experience with the local people asking her if she was a "nigga" ? She was somewhat taken aback but learned that most of the people who asked really had no concept of where the term came from.
What does it mean to be a Nigger? Is it just a word created to distinguish black from white? What is the real meaning of Colored? Again, is it just another word that was created to separate sections and restrooms? Nigger, Negro, Colored, Black, African-American. These words all have the same meaning but in today’s society they have all come to mean very different things.
This fictional diary follows the journey of Racey Thomas, an African-American woman, as she tackles issues and perceptions of black Americans in a predominantly white workplace. The story examines the true meaning and consequences behind the struggle of fighting "Nigger-type" perceptions and finally advancing to an African-American status.
Racey’s journey is filled with real situations, truthful thoughts, honest reactions, and hilarious moments that all African-Americans have experienced in the workplace.
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