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Black Salt for White Eyes was a title that came to Nasihah in a vision one day after critically thinking about his journey from an incarcerated teenager to an educated free adult. It is inspired by the Hebrew passage of the Torah where Yahweh instructs the Children of Israel of their profound greatness but warns that, if forsaken by themselves, they shall be trodden under the foot of other men. Nasihah Jones uses this passage as the framework for constructing a new ideology of liberation for himself and his community - Newburgh and other urban black and brown communities - ravaged by institutional racism and what he considers a form of mental insanity developed by racial oppression.
This book is on one hand a memoir of the life of Nasihah Jones from his early childhood years in a violent urban ghetto to the few years after his release from prison. On the other hand, it is also a treatise on the relationship of the young urban black male with the system of white supremacy and racism. "Black Salt for White Eyes" examines the system that relentlessly erases the black male - and black female - and provides a well-scripted narrative that allows young black males through self-hatred to commit black on black genocide. This book offers a blueprint for self-discovery and transformation, using the author's own life as a positive example.