WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK MEN IN PRISON?by Demico Boothe
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African-American males are being imprisoned at an alarming and unprecedented rate. Out of the more than 11 million black adult males in the U.S. population, nearly 1.5 million are in prisons and jails with another 3.5 million more on probation or parole or who have previously been on probation or parole. Black males make up the majority of the total prison population, and due to either present or past incarceration is the most socially disenfranchised group of American citizens in the country today. This book, which was penned by Boothe while he was still incarcerated, details the author's personal story of a negligent upbringing in an impoverished community, his subsequent engagement in criminal activity (drug dealing), his incarceration, and his release from prison and experiencing of the crippling social disenfranchisement that comes with being an ex-felon. The author then relates his personal experiences and realizations to the seminal problems within the African-American community, federal government, and criminal justice system that cause his own experiences to be the same experiences of millions of other young black men. This book focuses on the totality of how and why the U.S. prison system became the largest prison system in the world, and is filled with relevant statistical and historical references and controversial facts and quotes from notable persons and sources.
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Demico Boothe is considered by many to be an expert on many issues dealing with African-Americans, particularly the U.S. criminal justice system as it relates to black men. Since the release of his first title in 2007, Demico has been crisscrossing the country networking and speaking and raising national awareness about the crisis of African-American male criminality and imprisonment and has found that he is uniquely equipped to address certain dynamics within the mindsets of many African-American male youth as well as the American criminal justice system that are responsible for the creation and continuance of this crisis. He currently resides in his hometown of Memphis, TN where he works with the local community on a daily basis to address issues involving young black men.
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This book really hits the proverbial nail on the head. Am glad I purchased it. Learned much more than I thought I would. The author's personal story was really intriguing too.
This book really explained in vivid detail (very vivid) how the criminal justice system really works from the inside out, from top to bottom. The author actually wrote this book while still in prison! I guarantee that if you start reading this book, you won't be able to put it down and you will learn a lot and be entertained as well.
This book should be required reading for every black young man in AMERICKKK ,as i said this is a must read. Mr.Demico Boothe book is well researched and is backed up by statistics'Facts' that can't be disputed by any right thinking person's' . I think that this book answers the question on WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK MEN IN PRISON that most Americans should be asking!! So this is a call to all parents of young black men to buy this book ,it's well worth it . Thanks Demico Boothe for doing a very ,very good job !!!!!
I must say that this book was long overdue. Many have tried but this author perfected it. I encourage all to read this book. I was greatly impressed with the outstanding statistics as well as the heart wrenching real life experiences of the author. I can¿t wait to read his next book. I surely hope that there is a next book. Men and women can relate to the topics and situations that occur within this book. I am going to buy copies for some of my family members ASAP.
The black community really needs to pay attention to this prison problem, because too many of our men are faced with prison in this country. This author is really crying out for attention to be placed on this issue before it is too far gone. Very good book.
This book is excellent! Although it is written with mostly the young black male in mind, I (a young white woman) gained great insight and infomation on the struggle faced by African-American youth and the injustice of the US Judicial system. The overwhelming facts filled in this book challenge us to wake up and take a serious look at the way judicial laws have been set in motion to destroy not only the opportunity for basic freedoms and liberties allowed to most in the US, but it also uncovers the hidden agenda to destroy the black family stucture, the rich history of the African-American and other indigenous groups, and to keep a people locked into a slavery state. If you care about the world we are creating for generations to come, you will buy this book and share it with others.