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Skerritt, Andrew J.Skerritt, Andrew J. | Alt 1
Skerritt, Andrew J.Skerritt, Andrew J. | Alt 1

Andrew J. Skerritt

Andrew J. Skerritt is a journalist who has contributed to Asbury Park Press, the Charlotte Observer, Flavour Magazine, Rochester Democrat, Rock Hill Herald, The Root, St. Petersburg Times, and Tallahassee Democrat. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Caribbean Journalists.
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Ashamed to Die
Ashamed to Die (4 Formats) ›
By Andrew J. Skerritt
Cloth Price 24.95

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Published Nov 2011

By focusing on a small town in South Carolina, this study of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the South reveals the hard truths of an ongoing and complex issue. Skerritt contends that the United States has failed to adequately address the threat of HIV and AIDS in communities of color and that taboos about love, race, and sexuality—combined with Southern conservatism, white privilege, and black oppression—continue to create an unacceptable death toll. The heartbreak of America’s failure comes alive through case studies of individuals such as Carolyn, a wild child whose rebellion coincided with the advent of AIDS, and Nita, a young woman searching for love and trapped in an abusive relationship. The results are most visible at the town’s segregated burial ground where dozens of young black men and women who have died from AIDS are laid to rest. Not only a call to action and awareness, this is a true story of how persons of faith, enduring love, and limitless forgiveness can inspire others by serving as guides for poor communities facing a public health threat burdened with conflicting moral and social conventions.