Walker B. Morton Addresses Black Lives Matter in New Book Entitled, 'Tell It Like It Is'

Retired Superintendent/Warden Walker B. Morton, addresses issues surrounding racial profiling of African-Americans.
By: Vikki Hankins Media & Publishing, LLC
 
 
Walker B. Morton's, 'Tell It Like It Is'
Walker B. Morton's, 'Tell It Like It Is'
Feb. 8, 2016 - PRLog -- President Barack Obama highlighted points that have gone ignored surrounding African American’s, “There is a specific problem that is happening in the African-American community that is not happening in other communities, and that is a legitimate issue that we've got to address.”

"The African-American community is not just making this up. It's not something that's just being politicized. It's real," Obama said. "We as a society, particularly given our history, have to take this seriously.”

Super Bowl 50’s halftime show, included megastar Beyonce with 50 dancers dressed in gear that once represented the strength of the Black race. The video for her performance reminds listeners that ‘Black Lives Matter’ and for police officers to ‘Stop Shooting Us.’

The above are only two of many voices surrounding racial disparities in the U.S. ‘Tell It Like It Is’, written by Retired Superintendent/Warden Walker B. Morton, addresses issues surrounding racial profiling of African-Americans. ‘Tell It Like It Is’ expands the conversation beyond the current ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement by including such topics and resolutions on poverty; workplace and  discrimination racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

According to data by the Department of Education, African American students are arrested far more often that their white classmates.

Hoping to break the cycle and stigma associated with African American youth, students and other racial adversities—and any person—is a military veteran, mentor and retired superintendent/warden, Walker B. Morton.

Morton transparently shares personal accounts with readers on growing up in an underprivileged Newark, New Jersey neighborhood; later becoming the Superintendent/Warden of a Correctional Facility. No matter his level of success, he has experienced racial profiling first-hand on multiple occasions throughout his life and share his reflections.

Practical information in the book:

*Guidelines for youths facing poverty and the criminal justice system.

*Basic fundamentals of respect in today’s workplace.

*Open-dialogue repercussions in the workplace; why it's critical to select ‘your voice’.

*Why mentors, particularly in underprivileged communities, are critical.

*Police brutality and riots occurred during the 1960’s, why does it continue.

*The critical lessons he learned about structure and discipline from the military.

Plus:

*Simple ways to develop an attainable vision

*Learning to put together a clear set of career goals

*The importance of giving back and strengthening communities.

All of this and more, is detailed in his book, Tell it Like It Is. Morton is available for interviews and articles on key tips for addressing social and racial concerns. Says Morton, “Black Lives Matter and So Does Yours.”  https://youtu.be/11MhU0mW4Nk



Walker B. Morton is a native of Newark, New Jersey. He started his correctional career in 1973, joining the U.S. Army as a Correctional Specialist. Before retiring from the military in 1993, with 20 years of service, Mr. Morton had worked in several management positions; i.e.; Administration Branch, Correctional Supervision Branch and Parole Chief.

Mr. Morton started his career with the Washington State Department of Correction in July 1994 as a Correctional Officer at WCCW. In December 1994, Mr. Morton left the Department to pursue his Bachelor Degree. He graduated from Central WA University in Dec. 1996, with a Bachelor degree in Law and Justice and was hired as a juvenile parole officer assistant with Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration.

In April 1998, he returned to the Department as a Community Corrections Officer. On January 07, 2001, Mr. Morton was appointed to the position of Associate Superintendent at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. On August 1, 2006, Mr. Morton was appointed to the position of Superintendent at the Pine Lodge Corrections Center for Women.

For more information, visit www.walkerbmorton.com and connect with him on Facebook, and LinkedIn. 'Tell It Like It' is available on Amazon

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