Author Terry Lee Watson appeared on Black Westchester presents the People Before Politics Radio Show, Sunday, May 1st to discuss his new book ‘Welcome To The Sick Mind Of A Sane Person; Deconstructing Racism and White Supremacy,’ that considers what it means to be black in America, what must be done to effect meaningful change, and whether we should be hopeful about the future.
What does it take to deal with the legacy of white supremacy as a conscious black mind in America? Terry Lee Watson explores that weighty topic in Welcome to the Sick Mind of a Sane Person. The book is divided into four moments:
1. The Walk is a collection that critically examine the complexity of racism and white supremacy.
2. The American Celebration seeks to define what makes a mind sick. This collection lends insight into how our willingness to disguise our sanity to fit the status quo contributes to the overwhelming theme of white supremacy.
3. I Fight for My People shows how we find, sustain, and pass on strength as a culture.
4. The Playing of The Fifth Note speaks to the strategist in you. If deconstructing white supremacy is the beginning, then what is your end? What is your fifth note?
Terry Lee Watson’s first book provides insight into what it takes to deal with the legacy of white supremacy as a conscious black mind in America. The book, Welcome to the Sick Mind of a Sane Person: Deconstructing Racism and White Supremacy, is a collection of poems, short stories, and critical essays that provide deep, thought-provoking questions regarding how we sustain an oppressive structure in America.
Mr. Watson has been providing workshops on the topics of bias and discrimination, addressing generational trauma, and confronting racism for over twenty-five years. Over the years, Mr. Watson has encountered activists, reformed white supremacists, and allies who have shared their stories on how they see racism and what it takes to address it.
Terry Lee Watson, founder of Strategies For Justice BWMP LLC, has been presenting on the topics of race and white supremacy for over 20 years.
Welcome To The Sick Mind Of A Sane Person is available everywhere books are sold, for more information visit the website.