In Awakening, a black immigrant shares his compelling ideas about the current situation facing African Americans, initiating an impassioned discussion about slavery, civil rights, and African American structure in this country.
African Americans today face many challenging issues such as absentee dads, illiteracy, unemployment, poverty, drugs, black-on-black crime, and the exploding jail population; many blame black people for impeding their own progress. According to Devon Skinner, who immigrated to America when he was nineteen, black people have not failed themselves, but instead have become victims of liberalism. Skinner provides insight into the ways we can change these circumstances while presenting an overview of literature relating to the black experience and sharing examples from his own life. He delves into controversial issues such as racism, the treatment of slaves, and the definition of welfare all while offering encouragement to African Americans to respond to the humanitarian needs of the world.
In today's culture, many blacks continue their struggle for power and respect. Awakening educates and informs African Americans of the great opportunities that lie before them while providing the motivation to walk into the future with not only a different perspective, but most importantly, a purpose.