In this powerful book, Jesse Lee Peterson traces the collapse of the black community in America to an unexpected source: the anger against one’s mother and father that fatherlessness engenders.
Peterson knows this story from the inside as few other people do. Born on an Alabama plantation, he was abandoned by his father before he was born. After high school, Peterson moved to Los Angeles and for the next twenty years moved purposelessly through life, channeling his internal anger outwards towards white people and America in general.
Providentially, Peterson discovered the “antidote” to that which ailed him and which still troubles black America—forgiveness. Only after he forgave his parents was he able to see the world as it really existed and discern its basic truths. In the mission he has undertaken since, and in this hopeful book, Peterson shares what he learned on his personal road to Damascus.