‘Concepts VS. Reality of Race and Racism’ is about the life experiences of racism my Caucasian husband and I faced in Wellington New Zealand for me being coloured and a strong woman who would refused to succumb to racism. The book discusses my deep understanding of concepts and reality of race and racism. It also addresses selected case studies from my many positive collaborations, friendships and love with kind and pro human rights New Zealanders and people from many different races of the world. This book demonstrates that racism exists everywhere, including in the most peaceful and politically correct of countries, and at the same time people who are not racist also exists everywhere; that racism is a group of concepts and reality is so different from that. It is very painful and offensive when you face racism, but I did not let it get to me; instead I exercised boundaries, power, wisdom and used the law and lawyers. Consequently, despite facing so many experiences of racial hatred and racism, I generally feel happy and peaceful. I have met countless victims of racism from so many races and age groups in a number of countries whom I have empathised, supported, healed or empowered. This book is my attempt to inspire and empathise with other people who suffer from the pain and trauma of racism, especially young people who can easily ruin their happiness, peace, balance and potential to have a fulfilling life if they accept defeat to racism. It is also addressed to an objective audience who realise in true love, true friendships and positive collaborations, difference in race does not matter at all.
Date of release: to be announced