Learn more about Jermel Shim
Brief Historical Background
Jermel Shim is a retired engineer who began pursuing his career as an author following his retirement in 2010. Born in Jamaica, Jermel was educated at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada where he graduated in 1979 with a BS degree in mechanical engineering. Following his graduation, he moved to the US where he began his engineering career that spanned 29 years with two major engineering companies.
Books by Jermel Shim
From his early childhood days, Jermel developed an interest in social, religious, and political issues. This interest helped motivate his writings, which are reflected in his blog articles and three published books shown below:
- A New Perspective on Race-related Problems in Corporate American Companies (Outskirts Press, 2013)
- Whom God Has Blessed Let No Man Curse (Infinity Publishing, 2013)
- Racism in America (Outskirts Press, 2016)
A New Perspective on Race-related Problems in Corporate America was the culmination of an effort that started during his employment with Dominion Resources. The book is based on his personal experiences, observations, and discussions with coworkers, friends, and acquaintances.
Whom God Has Blessed Let No Man Curse is about President Barack Obama’s destiny to become President of the United States of America and the challenges he has endured during his first term in the White House up through his second term.
Racism in America is a book that reflects Jermel’s strong interest in human behavior, his attempt to bring some understanding to a complex problem, and to find workable solutions. Unlike other books in the genre of racism, this book proposes new ideas that include the historical source of racism, its contradictions with cherished American values, reasons why racism has persisted for centuries, and guidelines to help people affected by racism cope with it and those who perpetrate it overcome its evil forces.
Jermel’s ability to write about social problems like racism comes from his interest and self-study in the psychology of human behavior, personal experiences, being raised in the diverse culture of his native home Jamaica, living in two predominantly white countries – Canada and the US, and his diverse family background.
As an author, Jermel’s goal is not just to write about problems that affect society, but also to find solutions for these problems. His blog articles and published books reflect this desire. In Racism in America, he believes that racism is the result of not following spiritual principles like caring for others. He advocates this caring principle in a program he calls CARE — Cultural and Racial Enlightenment — that is built around the principles of Courtesy, Acceptance, Respect, and Empathy.