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To combat these feelings of oppression, black males have adopted a "cool pose." This ...
To combat these feelings of oppression, black males have adopted a "cool pose." This ritualized expression of masculinity, involving behaviour, speech, and physical and emotional posturing, suggests distance, irony, and superiority over outsiders, and delivers to others a clear message of strength and control. Unfortunately, this strategic style has created a chasm between black males who adopt it, and women and other men in their communities. By acting detached calm, fearless, aloof, and tough, they shield themselves from intimate, committed, and caring relationships.
Behind the mask of "cool"--a clear-eyed look at how African American inner-city youths defend themselves against the indignities, inequities, and injuries of ghetto life--a pose that leads to the real alienation of these young men from both the white world and their own communities.
Posted December 14, 2001
This book is a must for every young black man in america facing challenges. It should also be read by parents, wives etc.. For anyone who wants to truly understand the brothers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 12, 2009
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