"you're the wrong color!"
Sam Knight opens her story with the main character, Jeff, looking back at an ugly family episode, still chagrined at how long it took him to realize the embedded discrimination.
Until the upheaval within his family, Jeff's life had been happy and carefree with little to complain or worry about. His parents are very traditional but he's always just accepted it as the way is. His own grandparents are prone to making negatively biased remarks but he's been kept away from undue influence. His sisters and brothers do not seem to be anxious or harmed by any of what many would consider a 'typical' Black experience. Their life was good. Very good.
It is not until his sisters bring home their boyfriends that problems begin to surface. When they suddenly break up, Jeff is saddened since he'd like to have gotten to know the fellows better. He has no clue as to
what caused the end of the relationships and draws his own, incorrect, conclusions. Later, when he discovers the truth from a source he never expected, Jeff is thrown for a wide loop. So much so he initially refuses to accept what he is being told. However, as it settles in, it leads to deep introspection.
This is new territory and he is clearly at a loss. After a great battle of thought he realizes that for any of it to make sense, he needs answers. He also realizes they will not come easily, if at all, for he isn't even sure
he has the courage to approach his family.
Now published on Amazon at their Kindle Store ($5.00) you can purchase "You're The Wrong Color" at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I5UOC
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