.This book seeks to impact the public discourse on race - to move it from the “blame/grievance/rejection” cycle to one of “amity/collaboration/access and equity.” Most discussions focus exclusively on racist traditions, we look at the always present moral counterweight of close, loving, friendship and collaboration, which is “the other tradition.”
This primer is written to provide an introduction to an unexplored perspective for study, to be followed by taking action around the concept of the “other tradition,” to address our country’s most vital and challenging issue, racial and cultural prejudice. The writers fervently wish that those taking the time to read, study, and discuss these pages will be moved to continue their journey in moral service towards E Pluribus Unum, with assurance from that simple axiom, “Right is might”.
.Speaker and co-author William H. Smith is the founding executive director of the National Center for Race Amity. Smith is a producer and co-writer of the award winning Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices with aired national on PBS. He is the concept creator and Co-Executive Producer and Senior Writer for the 2018 documentary for public television, An American Story: Race Amity and The Other Tradition.