April 25, 2012; Liberty University Press
Liberty University Press author Ron Miller was recently interviewed about his book “Sellout: Musings From Uncle Tom’s Porch” on C-Span’s Book TV.
Ron Miller is an associate dean and assistant professor of government at Liberty University. His C-Span interview about “Sellout” hit on the common misconceptions made of the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and how Miller believes it is important to speak openly and honestly on race, whether or not it will resonate with what the audience wants to hear. Miller said he was inspired to challenge his own family’s political views after entering college and realizing that his family’s moral values did not line up with their political allegiances.
Below is an excerpt from the interview:
Ron Miller: “The idea [for the title: “Sellout: Musings From Uncle Tom’s Porch”] came about because a lot of times when you are a person of color, and you have conservative political views, you get certain names that your mother never intended for you. Rather than run away from that, I used it as the title, because it grabs you; and then it highlights one of themes in the book which is: if we are going to have an honest discussion in America on the topic of race it needs to be multifaceted. It can’t just be one-sided.”
According to Miller, his goal in writing “Sellout” is to have an honest, intelligent discussion on race, not an argument.
Watch the C-Span interview here.
Miller re-released his book with Liberty University Press in the spring of 2012. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com.
About Ronald Miller
Ronald Miller is a Liberty University associate dean, conservative activist and commentator, and author of “Sellout: Musings From Uncle Tom's Porch.” The nine-year plus veteran of the U.S. Air Force and married father of three has written columns for numerous online sites and print publications, to include Southern Maryland Online, Red County, RegularFolksUnited.com, American Thinker, Tea Party Nation, Tea Party Review and his own website, RonOnTheRight.com.