The challenge for schools and universities is to explore Coolposing as an ad hoc culture that has engulfed many youths, particularly young Black men, and identify the contradictions, such as the more involved youths become in Coolposing the more disconnected from the socioeconomic mainstream they become. Even if there were attempts to discuss the selective engagement in Coolposing, such as when to turn off the hip-hop and pick up the SAT prep book it would serve as a starting point to the long needed discussion. English teachers and creative writing instructors may find value in assigning activities that lead to collecting transcripts of the Coolposers' views and rationalizations. One thing seems clear; the social scientists have exhausted their cadre of reasons for the enigmatic behavior and the only group left to provide any sense making at all is the group that currently intentionally creates the paradox: Black males both mature and youthful.
Coolposing: Secrets of Black Male Leadership in America is the first book on "cool" that offers a step-by-step blueprint to educators, social workers, psychologists, law enforcement agents, parents, and others to begin to better understand and mediate the confusing and disruptive behaviors of "cool" Black males, both mature and adolescent. The brain-based research involved in the writing of this book places it in the forefront of self-help and instructional books on the study of Black males. The leadership strategies found within Coolposing are worthy of study in college and university level management, leadership, education, business, and psychology courses and programs.
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Published October 26, 2010
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