"Finally! While this book includes a thorough and eye-opening look at the reasons why we still have such racial division in our country, it also offers solutions! We cannot wait another day to move forward with healing and true reparations, and now we have a real plan to do so." ~Laura
Dotrazn: "The Fun of Living Together highlights the founding principles that make this nation uniquely capable of overcoming its racial dichotomy. The authors do a tremendous job of placing this county's history in context with its current affairs. Grimes's exhaustive knowledge of the United States Declaration of Independence and the authors' intent behind these words provide a clear backdrop for the reader to understand the initial principles behind the sentiment, equality for all.
"Glover offers insightful perspectives on the Jim Crow Segregation, The Civil War, and other tumultuous times in our nation's history. Glover offers deep perspectives of how we came about our current views of race and cultural appropriation. Ultimately this is a great start for finding common ground in the conversation about racial inequality. There is a subtle Christian tone to the narrative that helps the reader discover new ideas of addressing forgiveness and change."
"Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, 'Wait.' But … when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she can't go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children, and see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky … when you are forever fighting a degenerating sense of 'nobodiness' – then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait." – Martin Luther King, Jr. – from Letter from Birmingham Jail, April, 1963
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'… I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." – Martin Luther King, Jr., from his I Have a Dream Speech, August, 1963
Dr. King has waited long enough! It's time for us to come together and make his dream come true.
Roberta Grimes is a small-business attorney and an afterlife researcher. Kelley Glover is a singer and music instructor whose "U BETTER Sing!" program teaches children the joy of sight-singing from the heart. We hope you will join us in coming together to end forever all racial divisions. Dr. King's dream still beckons to us. Now the future can begin!