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Posted June 10, 2004
The fire was put out
This is a book that should be read by any especially those that are into being more knowledgeable about how African Americans viewed black women, white women, the white man's train of thought and the black man's train of thought. I did not expect this book to be as well written as it was. God bless his hard work, effort, and soul. May you rest in peace, Mr. Cleaver.
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Posted July 13, 2011
THe book was great-but he should have been UNDER the jail for the beginning!
I'm surprised a publishing company or anyone could dignify his claims that he started out raping sisters for practice and then moved onto white women because he was angry at the white man for restricting the white woman...(yeah, yeah)no, he was horny and didn't have enough game or $ to talk women into sexing him legally. For that claim at the beginning of the book he should have been UNDER the jail, not in it! However, if you can get past that bulls***,most of his observations are right on the dot-especially the one about how much white supremacy is based on sexual jealousy. I would have given this book 5 stars if it weren't for that in the begginning. I first read this book at age 10; a fresh a**ed child of a Black/Cherokee pimp and one of his few white employees (most of them were black women)Not only wasn't I shocked; I knew these observations all along were so and then I thought Eldridge would have been great in the sac. I think he was a sick MF now, but I still agree with what he says except for that part in the beginning. And in many ways I can respect him at that time if not later as a man and definitely Huey Newton more than I'll ever be able to respect Barack Obama. He didn't apologize and try to appease the powers that be at the time-I can't like people I find hard to respect.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 5, 2004
Good, very good...not great
I read this book as part of my research project this year. I thought the book was very good, in fact i loved it, but not all of it. I felt a lot of time was spent on black men/white women thing. Its important, but a quarter of the book? Ok, maybe not that much, but a lot of the time. It was a great book to me (it made me want to become a teacher) but its not for everyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 21, 2002