The reality of racial relations in America is clearly in black and white – but not in ways most people realize, says the author of a brand-new book on the subject that’s scorching the airwaves, blogosphere and best-selling categories.

Racial confusion, tension and division are the outgrowths of conditions foisted on the country to keep blacks “obedient,” whites “silent” and “political control” secure, says Erik Rush.

Released Tuesday by WND Books, Rush’s “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession” already has claimed No. 1 spots on Amazon categories covering African-Americans, Discrimination & Racism and Interpersonal Relations.

The author will appear on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and on “Fox & Friends” at 6:20 a.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, Sean Hannity exclusively interviewed Rush – the first person to introduce the nation to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the nature of the sermons taught in President Obama’s 20-year church of choice.

“Negrophilia,” Rush explained to Hannity, “fosters erroneous perceptions about (blacks) in terms of them being more spiritual, more noble, less capricious – a lot of that was reflected in the election of Barack Obama. At the same time (it advances) the idea that white people are inherent oppressors, dishonest, more likely to stab you in the back.

“In the black community, the ideas were advanced that ‘okay, whites are evil’ and in terms of the Marxist-socialist society they’re trying to put forth, by extension, the entire American paradigm is evil,” Rush said. “The language, the culture, the Constitution – all of that is something that should be scorned.”

By perpetuating “negrophilia,” which Rush describes as an “undue and inordinate affinity for blacks,” whites, fearing a brand of racism, shy from frank commentary about race.

“Negrophilia” has confused concepts of charity and infected public policy to disastrous effect – particularly for the black community, Rush says.

“The really hard-left progressives that advance this culture of entitlement and dependency (have) ruined – ruined – the black family,” he said. “They’re still dealing with the substandard schools. (I believe that’s by design) in the inner city. You see what’s happened with the gangs and the pop culture. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s like-minded people working in the same direction.

“It’s about keeping blacks entrenched in the far-left camp – essentially keeping them obedient.”

Such fellow travelers trafficking in the trade of “negrophilia” include Wright and Jesse Jackson, described by Rush as a “poverty pimp,” and are manifested in the “redistributive” policies of President Obama.

Rush, who says he wrote “Negrophilia” to change the tone and terms of one of the most emotional and enduring national conversations, is braced and well acquainted with name-calling.

Well before the interview aired the book shook blogs and chat rooms, prompting scathing critiques and rousing applause.

Zackfordblogs characterized the book as exploring “reverse racism (a concept I find to be completely antithetical to social justice)” and cast the condition of “negrophilia” as “one of the most offensive ideas I have ever seen put forth.”

Referring to Rush as “a Quisling to his community,” writes, “When Joseph Farah, king supreme of the teabaggers, endorses your book as ‘nothing less than the definitive book on racial politics in America’ you know there’s a problem. I wonder if Erik Rush would agree with Farah that President Obama still needs to present his birth certificate.”

In the foreword of “Negrophilia”, Rush writes that “Oreo,” “race traitor” and “black white boy” remain the milder “epithets that have been directed toward me as a result of the sociopolitical commentary I’ve written that has focused on race and race politics.”

To Zackfordblogs’ point about Obama’s eligibility, Rush writes in “Negrophilia,” “Those who consider (or worse yet, raise) the issue of Obama’s eligibility are swiftly relegated to the black-helicopter or tinfoil-hat crowd by the establishment press. In fact, the question has been so vigorously touted as utter rubbish that even some otherwise reputable journalists dismiss it as nonsense without more than a glance at Obama’s reissued Hawaiian ‘Certification of Live Birth.’ The central question at this point: Is this the sort of man a racist nation elects as its president?”

At an AOL message board, Moosma313 posted, “Just so you know … puppets come in BLACK too.”

Shrnprcs30 wrote, “Let Me know when They put the shackles on every white Man.”

At Free Republic, poster NCJim agreed with Rush’s thesis, citing symptoms of the condition.

“WE can thank the school systems for negrophilia,” he wrote.”For a couple of generations, promoting negrophilia seems to me to have been their SOLE purpose. Oh. I forgot. Ever since ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ not one single person of color in any work of fiction, movie or TV who is accused of anything turns out to be actually guilty of it.”

NCJim echoed Rush’s explanation of “negrophilia” that whites’ “misguided affinity or their misplaced guilt” masks emotions that exist far from benevolent.

“I don’t think these people have any regard for blacks,” the poster continued on Free Republic. “I think it’s all about themselves, and blacks just happen to be the right target. It’s not about love for blacks – it’s liberals wanting to parade how ‘open’ and ‘progressive’ they are – ‘SEE? I love blacks!!!’ In reality, they only ‘know’ blacks from teevee, or their little community meetings. I’d love to know how many of these folks work with or socialize with blacks.”

At Resistnet, Elena wrote, “Erik Rush’s brand-new book is bold, daring and needed. … ‘The 2010 Black Power Convention’ will be put down as political eccentricity to some, but it represents a potent anti-American, anti-white and anti-Semitic creed that is more dangerous in some ways than the 1960s brand of radical black nationalism. Given the duration and consistency of the ‘black oppression’ message as it has been advanced by career civil-rights activists since desegregation, many blacks – particularly young ones – are even more cynical and jaded today vis-à-vis their future, their place in America and whites than were their grandparents.”

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.