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Are Black Men Doomed?
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Are Black Men Doomed? (Paperback)

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Life for too many African American men is a battle with extreme disadvantage, a fight for survival, and a struggle for dignity in a society which labels them a "problem." For more than 30 years, most of the effort put toward addressing the crisis of Black men has centered on what they must do to improve their condition. Without neglecting that perspective, Are Black men doomed? radically shifts the focus.



This urgent intervention explores how a damning portrait of Black men as incorrigibly pernicious has been built and persists, and how the voice of these men themselves has been ignored. It astutely argues that improving the prospects for Black men requires that society fully come to terms with the narrow and incomplete vision it has sustained about these men. It then shows us the means to hear, understand, and value them, offering a new vision rooted in reinterpretation and redemption.

LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: menPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Polity Press Publication Date: 15/12/2017 ISBN-13: 9781509522064  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alford A. Young, Jr. is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan

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