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John Covington is the CEO and owner of Chesapeake Consulting, Inc. since 1988. Chesapeake provides operations improvement, leadership development and project management support for both commercial and government accounts. John did his undergraduate work at the United States Naval Academy and the University of Alabama receiving a BS in Chemical Engineering.

He has authored seven books on process improvement, leadership and faith; Tough Fabric; Let’s Don’t Pave the Cow Path; Enterprise Fitness; Who is God and What am I Doing Here?; What I Learned About Leadership From My Dog; Cow’s Don’t Stay Milked; Don’t Do Anything Stupid – A White Man’s Guide to Racial Harmony.

Don’t Do Anything Stupid: A White Man’s Guide to Racial Harmony

You would love to see people of all races treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. You want to see our society healed of racial problems. Yet at the same time, you cringe at the term “white privilege.” You feel like you’re stuck taking the blame for a lot of things you didn’t do. That’s a mental and spiritual trap. Much of the narrative on race in the US has the effect of silencing white males on the issue of racism, pushing them into a shell of inaction. That has to stop. Racism is evil. It is an issue of spiritual warfare that cannot be conquered by having a secular mindset such as identity politics.
In May of 2020, John Covington felt inspired to write a book about racism. He started by posing this question to many of his black friends: If you could snap your fingers and make it happen, what would you want white men to understand about racism? Many of the answers surprised him, and they will likely surprise you too. Next, John reflected on his own life and experiences. From witnessing blatant racism in the Naval Academy, to seeing black people being denied the right to vote, to learning that a member of his own household had been present at a lynching, John found many lessons that could be drawn from his past to help bring understanding and healing.

Don’t Do Anything Stupid addresses some of the things that we need to stop doing as white folks. This book will challenge the way you think about the issue of race relations in America. It will impact the way you view yourself and the way you view others. But most importantly, this book will get you moving toward solutions.