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“American’t is the superlative that highlights my vexation when America disappoints me…” – King Bell.

“Diversifying” is the crucial term for making sense of ethnic and racial links in the U.S. over the following years to come. This division is deepened sometimes; however, other times submerged into other divisions – class, gender, region, inner-city, religion, ideology, personal history, and peculiarity. 

It is found that Corporate America’s current efforts to surge diversity are failing, based on a study made by Coqual in New York City in 2019.

A study found that black professionals may be symbolic in corporate offices but are not welcomed and included. As a result, companies are at high risk of losing them, along with their valuable perspective and considerable talents that companies need to help serve and innovate an increasingly diverse customer base.

King Bell’s American’t: The Corporate Plantation

King Bell’s book of different race relations in America speaks innuendo that life experience is very different for Americans depending on their race. A high percentage of Black people conveyed, nationally, that they have experienced racism in their lifetimes. And that a high rate of whites say they have not experienced discrimination. So, you have two very different perspectives on racial discrimination. 

As stated in Bell’s book, being black in America comes with obstacles that we have to overcome and, unfortunately, accept. I’ve chosen to write in my effort to maneuver since I can’t change the color of my skin or the minds of so many in my country who cannot possess compassion for anyone who isn’t white.

American’t is the superlative that highlights my vexation when America disappoints me, and I know that so many other non-white people share the many annoyances through conversations, music, art, and, yes, my contribution to the plethora of other agitated Black authors.

The American’t community is composed of those who understand not only the exasperations that come with waking up black but the need to release the frustrations onto paper instead of using a gun, a bomb, or storming the Capitol. Author King Bell takes his readers into the mind behind “American’t”; he details why he decided to take part in the richness of African American Literature.

Bell also encouraged his non-black readers that although he wrote his book out of a particular annoyance of being a Black man in America. He conveyed that his book is not a Black book but a great book, and great books do not possess a color; and that all will enjoy the roller coaster.

Book Snippet

It is a strange time to be Black in America, a country where waking up Black can be considered a crime. Walk in the shoes of six Black men as they live through being Black in American’t. Observe how they maneuver through corporate America, love, friendship, and religion while trying to understand why America cannot love Black people. Their journey will make you laugh, cry, and become angry, but above all else, it will make you think. Are Black people citizens of America who love to wave its flag and boast of the constitution, bill of rights, and emancipation proclamation? Or, are Black people subhuman at the bottom of a caste system? Still, slaves in American’t; this is their story, but you be the judge.

Final Words

You may not be a Latino or an African-American, but to understand that person’s journey, you must gain empathy to yield authenticity. If you spend time with individuals who are not like you, you start to understand and acknowledge that they are more like you than you recognize, and you start picking up stories that you can tell in your voice. This is what Bell is trying to convey in his book, American’t: The Corporate Plantation.