Denison University presents We Struggle Not Against Flesh & Blood: Thoughts & Reflections on Being Black in America by Amir Clayton Powell:
Inspired by Ephesians 6, We Struggle Not Against Flesh & Blood: Thoughts & Reflections on Being Black in America, Vol. 1 (WSNAFB), explores the psychological, sociological and spiritual dimensions of racism and its effect on the lives of African Americans. Powell examines racism from its roots in the conflict between God and the devil. Powell asserts that racism precipitated the fall of Satan and continues to be his chief tool for sowing discord and strife among the human race, making the fight against racism more about changing the psychological perspectives of people affected by racism than easing the conflict between different racial groups of human beings. WSNAFB provides a foundation for a national conversation on race in the United States by discussing how the issue of race distorts the application of law and power, African American self-image, relationships between the sexes and hip hop culture. Through the use of poetry, prose and social commentary, Powell challenges the Hip Hop Generation, men and women born between 1968 -1984, to take the lead in healing the racial divisions prevalent in American society. WSNAFB serves as a call to action for anyone interested in the subject of race in America.