Pittsburgh, PA — African American author Harvey Smith, Sr. has published The Second American Revolution: Closing The Four Basic Gaps of African Americans – a ground breaking book which provides a fresh look at the history of slavery in America as well as providing the first significant solution to the current problems that exist in America today. Harvey describes the differences between the Perfect Pair of achievements of white Americans versus the Imperfect Pair of achievements of African Americans. This book was written for the benefit of African Americans and all Americans who want to see all Americans have a fair opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
President Barack Obama in his speech on December 4, 2013 made the following comments: “The combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American Dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe.” Nicholas D. Kristof of the New York Times said: “Yet today the American dream has derailed, partly because of growing inequality.”
The Second American Revolution describes the four basic gaps that exist in America and they are: Business; Income; Net Worth; and Education (the BINE Gap). The BINE GAP is a new concept that has never been discussed in America. The book provides verifiable documentation of facts that clearly identify the gaps. Just as importantly, the book, for the first time, provides solutions that will level the playing field and will yield fresh opportunities for African Americans to become truly free and to become first class citizens for the first time in the history of our country.
There is a need for a drastic shift of thought in America today. This book provides for a renaissance of ideas and plans that should be given immediate attention by all stakeholders and leaders in our country.
The following are some of the key topics taken from the book:
1. White Americans have achieved great success in religion and in economics, a Perfect Pair. African Americans have achieved great success in religion, but only a limited success in economics (an Imperfect Pair).
2. A history of white Americans and African American religion dating back to the early 17th century.
3. A summary of slavery and the African Diaspora.
4. The important economic role of the African slave and the importance of Black Rice both of which provided the foundation for economic prosperity in the development of America.
5. The basis of equality based on the Bible and the Declaration of Independence including comments that God wants everyone to prosper.
6. Economic comparisons by race and the social implications of the disparities.
7. Reasons for economic equality including the need for an accelerated plan of action.
8. A financial equity action plan that will lead to equality in America and the achievement of the American Dream by African Americans. This plan provides for a self-help component including personal financial management and a wealth maximization model.
Now is the right time for real change in America. All Americans should strive towards the achievement of the maximum and optimum productivity level that Americans are capable of achieving. It is time for African Americans to stop being complacent with their plight in life. It is time for the achievement of the American Dream by all African Americans.
About the Author:
Harvey Smith, Sr. earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He has earned certificates in several writing courses and has a published article. He is a college professor where he teaches online business courses worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students. His past work experience includes work at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, PPG Industries as well as work in African American communities in Pittsburgh. He has worked as a CFO and a CEO, and is the founder of a nonprofit organization that serves disadvantaged youth. For more details, visit www.harveysmithsr.com
Four-Hundredth Year Celebration Planning
Harvey Smith is encouraging all African Americans and all Americans to join with him in planning for the 400th year 2019 celebration of the first arrival of African slaves who arrived in 1619 in colonial America. The event will commemorate the productive labor of the African slaves that substantially helped America’s economic growth.
Harvey Smith, Sr.