Race-Related: The Rise and Fall of the African American is a lightening fast read, chronicling how a government authorized and CIA run Crack Epidemic, Reaganomics and the so-called War on Drugs, wiped out most if not all social and economic gains African Americans had struggled to achieve during the sixties and early seventies.

Now targeted by law enforcement and left little to look forward to other than economic depression and emotional despair, the African American has become America’s first 21st century socioeconomic catastrophe. Still, while the short to medium term looks bleak, the long term may show promise.