BlackWash

The Untold Stories of Reverse Racism

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
219 Pages
Reviewed on 07/28/2021
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Author Biography

A Washington D.C. and S.C. native, Rodney Cloud Hill served six years in the United States military. His Air Force career allowed him the opportunity to experience the world. While serving, he finished his Bachelors in Sociology, where he gained a passion for knowledge and aspirations to heal the Black community. Through his journey Rodney Cloud Hill has had the opportunity of joining two Fraternal organizations that does such. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masonry.

Today, Rodney Cloud Hill is most recognized for his published/copyrighted books "BlackWash: The Untold Stories of Reverse Racism" and "The Cloud Effect" available on Amazon. As well as his event coordination and performances from "Third Eye Sessions." Third Eye Sessions is a venue created by Rodney where inspiration, education, and entertainment intertwine through various forms of art. Third Eye Sessions aspires to spread consciousness and a sense of connection with The Universe, while promoting the talents and creativity from the community. Its mission is to make sure you leave the venue with a broader spectrum of reality as well as being entertained.

Rodney is greatly passionate about the education and livelihood of his fellow men and women. Rodney has spoken at college campuses and been on panels discussing various issues in society. He works frequently in the community supporting social activism, fighting to make a positive impact on society.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

Thought-provoking is the first word I came up with in describing BlackWash: The Untold Stories of Reverse Racism by Rodney Cloud Hill. This novel could not have arrived at a more impeccable time. As social and legal controversies surrounding anti-White bias are becoming a zero-sum game, Hill shifts the narrative by telling a story that no one else dares to tell. This is a story that addresses how people consciously and unconsciously contribute to systemic racism and oppression. Everything takes place in Shamerika, where it turns the tables on color-coding in Uncle Sam’s society. Here, the dominant race gets a no-nonsense lesson in history and is allowed to immerse in the African-American experience in all its transparency. A sharp, satirical approach brings to the forefront factual accounts that have never been presented before.

Blackwash is no oversimplification of reversing the roles. It works dramatically when you consider what Rodney Cloud Hill writes at the beginning of his novel; that society should not attribute full blame toward individuals outside political and educational positions of power for racist ideologies. Such an opening makes for an intelligent examination of this story’s premise. It is a story that is not easy to swallow because some fires will be ignited in your mind. Nevertheless, Hill is a most welcome gadfly who gives you a hard look at the evidence in the spirit of critical inquiry. Everyone interested in racial stereotyping should read this book. Literacy takes reading, and change takes effort. It is sure to challenge your sensibilities because it is a side of the racial discrimination story where everyone turns a blind eye.

Ruffina Oserio

BlackWash: The Untold Stories of Reverse Racism by Rodney Cloud Hill is a mind-boggling, fact-filled, and intriguing book that tells the story of humanity and examines the conundrum of power and institutional racism. Who should be blamed for the deep-seated racism that dominates social consciousness, historically and culturally? The dominant theme in this book is racism and the author offers insights on how it became institutionalized, asking “what if" questions when it comes to shifts in paradigm and offering reflections that could lead humanity towards healing, racial tolerance, and equality amongst all peoples. The author maintains that history is written by conquerors and that they decide the labels that get associated with the victims. Readers will understand what can happen should the tides change, and those discriminated against, especially Africans, were to become the dominant race. The author writes about police brutality, unravels cases of institutional racism, and redefines the perspective of the White Lives Matter movement created by three women to help white communities heal internally. This book offers brilliantly formulated answers to the questions about healing from racism.

Rodney Cloud Hill’s book is well-researched, written as fiction, but brimming with historical facts. The author takes readers to the very beginnings of human civilization and indicates that it started all in Africa, from where humanity became scattered across the world. While we fight against racism, movements like Black Lives Matter can result in a situation where the emphasis is put on one race to the detriment of others. In this book, the author subtly proposes a path that can lead to the eradication of racism while creating a deep sense of equality amongst races. The book is filled with many cultural and social commentaries, historical references like King Leopold II, who committed genocide against roughly ten million Africans in Congo, a fact that is not taught in schools. The author never plays down the gruesome nature of the carnage and political reflections. This is a book against racism and explores a potential problem. BlackWash: The Untold Stories of Reverse Racism is provocative, ingeniously written, and one of the rare books that will inspire a genuine change in mentality and healing in readers.

Cassie Widjaja

BlackWash: The Untold Stories of Reverse Racism by Rodney Cloud Hill is a unique twist on our world history as we know it. Those who win in battle get to write history and decide the narrative. Victors would depict themselves as heroes while carefully omitting the less than savory crimes that they had committed. This novel aims to show how America and much of this world have had a one-sided telling of history that influences society's behavior even today. In our present time, the victims are African descendants and other indigenous people. However, what happens when Africa and its nations are the ones who maintain a worldwide superiority? Rodney explores what could have happened if Europeans had been oppressed instead by using factual events from the past and present. By creating a change in mentality within its readers, Rodney hopes to alleviate systemic racism and oppression.

An alternate reality with a vital distinction from our own, yet the outcome could not be more different. In BlackWash: The Untold Stories of Reverse Racism, we get to see how a race comes to a horridly misled conclusion that it's superior to other races. Rather than accepting the cruel oppression of the minority African descendants, Rodney Cloud Hill opens our eyes to see that it could have happened to any one of us, and it just so happened that our world played out this way. Hence, he teaches us that we should not turn a blind eye to the suffering of our brothers and sisters as we're all human beings. With a detailed narrative and a strong message about racism, it'd be a shame to miss this book!