24 Reasons Why African Americans Suffer; A Critical Analysis of an African American Teenage Subculture

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This book investigates the effects of prejudice on blacks in American culture and spells out strategies that can be implemented to close the gap between the races. Acknowledging that racism is a root cause, the book offers strategies to get beyond today’s state of affairs. Each reason is explained in relationship to the economic, political, and academic condition of the African-American community. Going beyond articulating problems such as poor money management, lack of unity, and poor family relationships, it ...

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Overview

This book investigates the effects of prejudice on blacks in American culture and spells out strategies that can be implemented to close the gap between the races. Acknowledging that racism is a root cause, the book offers strategies to get beyond today’s state of affairs. Each reason is explained in relationship to the economic, political, and academic condition of the African-American community. Going beyond articulating problems such as poor money management, lack of unity, and poor family relationships, it offers solutions such as spending more money patronizing African-American businesses (or starting new ones), a renewed focus on accentuating the similarities within the race instead of the differences, and an improved perspective on marriage as an important, permanent commitment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780913543634
  • Publisher: African American Images
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 681,024
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Jimmy Dumas is a consultant, a motivational speaker, and the former dean of student affairs and director of development for Selma University. He lives in Thomasville, Alabama.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction: An Open Letter to African Americans vi
Reason 1 Lack of Unity 1
Reason 2 Poor Money Management 5
Reason 3 Lack of Education 21
Reason 4 Lack of Discipline 25
Reason 5 Welfare 29
Reason 6 Teen Pregnancy 31
Reason 7 Drugs 37
Reason 8 Lack of Morals 41
Reason 9 The Jinx of Slavery 47
Reason 10 The Crisis Between African American Men and Women 51
Reason 11 Lack of Spiritual Vision 59
Reason 12 Confusion about the Purpose of African American Fraternities and Sororities 67
Reason 13 Lack of Investigative African American Media 69
Reason 14 Lack of Business Resources 73
Reason 15 Insurance 77
Reason 16 Interracial Marriage 79
Reason 17 Poor Health 81
Reason 18 Loss of Identity 85
Reason 19 Integration 87
Reason 20 Ignorance About African American Contributions to Science and Technology 91
Reason 21 Lack of Support from African American Athletes 95
Reason 22 Desire for Instant Wealth 101
Reason 23 Homosexuality 105
Reason 24 Fear 107
Afterword 111
Endnotes 115
Notes 121
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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a l


    This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a lot and seriously recommend that everyone read it!

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    Posted December 17, 2001

    this book is incredibly insightful!!!

    This book gave me a new outlook on life. The book is in no way offensive and for the price you can't beat the knowledge you will gain from this book. I would also suggest you pick up a copy of Tavis Smiley's new book and a copy of a book entitled 'Black Wall Street'. As an 18 year old freshman in college I have developed many of my current beliefs from these three books and I've felt better about myself and I am confident I will be a good asset to the african american community now knowing what I've learned. Tamarah

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