Freedom to go our own way. I asked the contributors assembled here to join this project because they embodied the qualities I would hope to find among the members of that panel on my hypothetical day in court. Together these essays deconstruct the monolithic myths that shroud our nation's black men and offer small rays of hope that on the streets, at school and work, and in the courtroom justice will be served. Together these essays deconstruct the monolithic myths that shroud our nation's black men and offer small rays of hope that on the streets, at school and work, and in the courtroom justice will be served. My own essay, Black Man Standing, tries to provide some measure of this toll. Very good in good dust jacket.
Book: Boards with shelf wear. For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future,, The N Word. A year later three books of his for young readers —Whose Knees Are These? The spine may show signs of wear. The third essay is by the editor who quotes from James Baldwin and Countee Cullen. Each presents an honest, personal, and erudite examination on life as a black man in America. That idea resonated as I envisioned the project that became this book. It's a book that needs to be read.
Humane and humorous, compassionate and willing to get a little rough, this describes both the writer and the novel. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Education: Attended Northwestern University, c. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. American society, past and present, has a contentious relationship with black men. As Russell puts it, We can only speculate as to the toll— spiritual, psychological, and physical—exacted upon a group whose freedom of movement is consistently challenged. Career: Journalist, playwright, and children's author, 1992—.
There becomes no need to read the whole book. This is an important read for anyone interested in racism and fighting back. Obviously, not all of our experiences end in death or injury. Freedom to conduct ourselves with the exuberant abandon that is uniquely American. The book has a universal tone to which black males and non-black males could relate.
Inscribed by author on t-p. Reflections on the Diallo and Dorismond debacles, for example, range from righteous fury to weary resignation to the defiant faith that truth always seeks and finds the light. Other contributors included Straight Outta Compton author Ricardo Cortez Cruz and novelist. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. While anger is certainly expressed in these pages, it is merely one of a host of responses, as varied and eloquent as the men who have written them. Louis neighborhood where he was raised and still lived.
Captivating, enlightening and yet sad because this is the state our control is in. Only The Strong does for St. An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Selected writings Books The Road to Freedom young adult novel , Jamestown Publishers, 2000. In some quarters, pervasive distrust and hatred of police leads to values so inverted that outlaws become folk heroes—a form of thinking that can lead to deadly consequences for cops and the citizens they have sworn to protect. About this Item: Amistad, 2001. So was his latest book, Fifty Cents And A Dream.
Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Hence, some of these essays hardly mention the police at all. The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why, Houghton Mifflin, 2007. The pervasiveness of this myth and its almost immeasurable destructive power influences the daily interactions of even the least paranoid black men. Married and the father of young children by then, Asim wrote of the pervasive fear he felt every summer when violence in his neighborhood escalated along with the temperatures.
With the Diallo case as a springboard for exploration, essays range from discussions on encounters with police to hesitating to purchase a luxury car for fear of police suspicion to historical examinations of race relations in the United States. Those same polls, however, indicate that up to three-fourths of black Americans also believe that the criminal justice system is racially biased and that the majority of policemen are corrupt. We realize that injustice anywhere too often means anywhere black men happen to be. Later, as the essays started to come in, the idea of a jury began to give way to the image of a cocktail party, a smart conversation unfolding amid music, beauty, and the energy that emerges when brilliant minds engage. Captivating, enlightening and yet sad because this is the state our control is in.
I want it to be a primer and source book. Bookseller: , Idaho, United States. Louis Post-Dispatch, copy editor of the daily editorial and commentary pages, book editor after 1993, and arts editor of the weekend section Get Out! He shatters the myth of black men as monolithic in their thinking. The first essay mentions homophobia as an ill hurting the black community. Jabari Asim is a writer to watch, and to listen to closely, in these difficult times. Freedom to mind our own business.
Coming from a broad spectrum of economic and social backgrounds, the poets, journalists, lawyers, writers, and academics that make up this jury write forcefully and eloquently about growing up and raising sons, identifying with others and yearning to be set apart, attempting reasonable discourse, and succumbing to unspeakable anger. Louis, as an adult brings back memories of time and place, and also admiration for his storytelling. About this Item: Amistad, 2001. Our concerns go far beyond the university campuses, newsrooms, libraries, and creative laboratories where many of us practice our professions. Louis, he worked in retail and began a writing career that eventually brought both acclaim as a local playwright and a full-time job with the St. The next essay is penned by a famous, gay African-American author. A significant portion of the book addresses the debate over the appropriation of the word as a term of affection, which black users assert robs the word of its negative connotations.