Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Fear, Faith and Patience
Just how far would you be willing to go to stand up for you innocence, even though it seems as if everyone else around you is willing to believe the lies? Would you be willing to risk public humiliation, being arrested and face trial in the face of lies? Felecia S. Killings takes her story to book format in her personal memoir few of us would be willing to face.
When Felecia was growing up she was an exceptional student, excelling well above her fellow students, so much so that her father withdrew her from private school and enrolled her in public school assigning her Advance Prep courses in all her subjects. Being a black student in mostly predominantly white schools, she witnessed racial prejudice throughout her high school and college years.
She vowed that by becoming a teacher she would work hard to treat her students better than they were being treated even if it meant setting herself apart from her peers. That is just what ended up happening as she found herself the center of controversy regarding the discrimination of students at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, California in 2006. When white students were found to be driving recklessly in the parking lot of the high school with a Confederate Flag tied to their car and dragging a teddy bear with a rope tied around its neck on April 4th, Martin Luther King Day, they were given Saturday detention, while black students in the school received a three day suspension for using curse words on campus. It was clear to Felecia that something needed to be done even if she would lose her job as a teacher, she worked her whole life for.
She united with parents, teachers and faculty members to present her findings before the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District Board of Directors. She had tried to work things out with the principal at the school but nothing was done, so she was left with no other choice than to take this matter before the board. It seems like this type of discrimination and hate crimes were happening at other school as well and something must be done to change the policy.
What happens to Felecia during her stand to change the policy is what she believed God called her to do, a Queen Esther Prophecy, she believes and it only gets worse from here, just like Esther had to stand up for the Jewish people, Felecia will stand the ultimate test and you can read about her personal story in her book, Fear, Faith & Patience: My fight for justice in an injustice system.
I received this book compliments of Pump Up Your Book Tours and Felecia Killings for my honest review. This is one book that should be read by everyone who has ever tried to stand up for what is right only to face persecution of the worst kind. The best part is that God will stand with us through it all and I think that testimony of God's presence with Felecia is present in her personal memoir. I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars because it shows that even today, persecution still exists for God's chosen people!
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