Black Men couldn’t love White Women in the 60s. Boomer, a novel by Dewey Edward Chester, a testimony of the tragic consequences of George Wallace philosophy.
As it was with President Barack Obama, Professor Chester’s mother was a White woman, and theirs was a private affair; unavoidably individual.
But most Black men who loved White women were murdered, in the 1960’s. The novel, “Boomer: Sex, Race, and Professional Football,” tells the truth about interracial love affairs that overcame prejudice and hatred during the era.
The Reader is moved to tears at the sacrifice a Black man and his White woman make, at the sight of love triumphant.
Paula Ellis and Michael Stahr will die for love, but first they struggle through a biased Higher- Educational system, and of course against the biased Governor of Alabama, George Wallace, and his thousands of supporters.
The George Wallace philosophy embraced the idea of “Segregation in America, Forever!” The Governor was a formidable opponent.
But Paula and Michael grew in stature, strength and determination, during their interracial-courtship, and at the end, despite even death, they are united.
The premise of the story is that ‘a great love can defy even death.’ Professor Chester believes this philosophy; his novel proves the passion of his conviction.
About the author, Dewey Edward Chester:
Dewey Edward Chester, Ph.D. (eq.), is a Los Angeles Professor of Screenwriting, and the author of “Boomer: Sex, Race and Professional Football.” He is a former professional football player, and was nominated for the prestigious White House Fellowship for Journalism Award, sponsored by President Bill Clinton’s Administration.
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