Pascagoula, MS (BlackNews.com) -- Now, after continuously serving more than 20 years inside some of the most violent, dangerous, and drug infested Federal penitentiaries throughout this nation, Gerald Hawthorne Duffy, Jr. finally tells his story. Released on April 11, 2012, IT IS WHAT IT IS: SYSTEMATIC INCARCERATION / DISGUISED RACISM - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GERALD H. DUFFY, JR. exposes the so-called “War on Drugs,” and reveals the true hidden agenda behind the White Power Structure in America.
This story depicts Duffy’s childhood years; takes a glimpse into the struggles of college life; and a look into the vicious "underworlds" of America. "For all that preambles, this is not just a book that outlines my experiences and adventures in life, another dope-boy story, or even a lengthy prison saga," says Duffy. "This book is a wake-up call for all African-American youth to see what is happening to our beautiful race of people."
Duffy details along with why a prominent African-American from Mississippi became trapped in this new age racial caste system of mass incarceration, how it has destroyed and devastated poor African-American communities for the last forty years. This book validates Professor Michelle Alexander's New York Times best seller "The New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."
Duffy explains that by targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control. He exposes this new racial caste system in his book, and suggests the solution for which it is to be dismantled. "With knowledge of self, along with a sound education, we can change and become productive leaders and pillars of our communities," says Duffy.
Duffy, an African-American male, was raised in Southern Mississippi (by far one of the most racist and poverty stricken regions in this nation); reared in private Catholic institutions; ran away from home at the age of 15 after experiencing child abuse and domestic violence; was an elite high school football and track athlete; went on to attend college and was awarded one of the highest academic honors as a freshman; yet became a central figure in the largest and most profitable Federal cocaine conspiracies to originate from Southern Mississippi in the late 80s through the early 90s whose networking centers extended as far as Miami, New York, and Houston.
This book is a one-of-a-kind, a must read, and one of the most aspiring and compelling autobiographies of the year. IT IS WHAT IT IS: SYSTEMATIC INCARCERATION / DISGUISED RACISM - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GERALD H. DUFFY, JR.is published by PaperChasing Inc., and is available online at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and in E-book form at Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Apple’s IPad, Smashwords, and anywhere e-books are sold.
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