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From headlines to street corners, the message resounds: Black men are in crisis. Politicians, preachers, and pundits routinely cast blame on those already ostracized within African American communities. But the crisis of black masculinity does not rest with "at-risk" youth of the hip-hop generation or men "on the down low" alone. In this provocative new book, acclaimed cultural critic Mark Anthony Neal argues that the "Strong Black Man" - an ideal championed by generations of African American civic leaders - may be at the heart of problems facing black men today.
Read Mark Anthony Neal's blog to accompany his latest book New Black Man:
|Introduction : walking like a natural man|
|Ch. 1||There's a new black man in America today||1|
|Ch. 2||What the hell is a black male feminist?||31|
|Ch. 3||Queers in a barrel||67|
|Ch. 4||Bringing up daddy : a black feminist fatherhood||99|
|Ch. 5||"Ms. Fat Booty" and the black male feminist||127|
Posted June 1, 2005
This book is a touch of the truth about me as a black man today. I really relate to most all of issues involved with how the writer depict black men. I feel somehow touched in many of his views or arguements. Thanks Mr. M. Neal, good job.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.