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Description - Black Man Emerging by Joseph L. White

In the face of centuries of institutional and interpersonal racism, in the light of the signals they receive from society, and given the choices they must make about what they want from life and how to go about getting it - how can Black men in America realize their full potential? This work is a psychological and social portrait that reflects their personal views on the struggle of Black men against oppression and for self-determination. Using numerous case histories and biographical sketches of Black men who have failed and those who have prevailed, the authors describe strategies for responding to racism and entrenched power - underscoring the healing capacity of religion, family, Black consciousness movements, mentorships, educational programmes, paid employment, and other positive forces. They also explore the concept of identity as it applies to being Black and male and the influence of Black men on American culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415925723
ISBN-10: 041592572X
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joseph L. White

Joseph L. White is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine and the recipient of the 1994 Citation of Achievement in Psychology and Community Service from President Bill Clinton. James H. Cones III works at the University of California, Irvine, where he is Lecturer in Psychology and African American Studies and Clinical Services Director and Assistant Director of the Counseling Center. He is also Lecturer in Women's Studies and African American Studies at UCLA.

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