Unearned suffering is an excellent novel. It's amazing because it offers historically accurate information, shows how the black family and community used to and still should live, and lastly reminds African-Americans of where we've come from in this country. And should encourage where we aspire to go. It reminds us that less that sixty years ago we were treated as sub-humans in a system of semi-slavery. Blacks in America aften too easily and swiftly forgive and foreget what we have endured; Unearned suffering is a reminder and should cause blacks across this country, young, old, rich, poor, bright-skinned, dark-skinned relgious or not, to unite and interpret what presently befalls us in this country in a new and improved light. This book futher opens the eyes of some white americans and reminds others of what our people unjustly endured in this country. It should help them to understand that our people were wronged and still are wronged, and that they too are responsible to assit in correcting those wrongs. Read it, I promise you will enjoy.