Don't let yourself be manipulated by this book
This book does nothing but increase the tension and divide between races. It will not help you understand the root causes of today's issues, it will not bring you closer to your fellow human beings, nor will it bring you love and understanding. All it will do - and inherently can do - is turn you into yet another agent in the spreading of hatred and violence (be it physical, verbal or mental) between the black and white races. And that won't solve anybody's problems.
As a black man I admit that there's a lot that can be said about the relationship between black people and white people in our society. But for all the negative thoughts and feelings you may hold about the opposite race; please don't let this book drag you down to that same level by also turning you into a racist.