The Assassination of the Black Male Image by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

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Originally a self-published essay, a study of American society's attitude toward the black male suggests that statistics--like one out of four black men is in prison or on probation and that one in seven will be murdered--only work to keep them in the ghetto and at a disadvantage. 40,000 first printing. Tour.
 

About Earl Ofari Hutchinson

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a nationally acclaimed author and political analyst. His columns have appeared in the "Chicago Tribune," the "Los Angeles Times," "Newsday," the "Philadelphia Inquirer," the "San Francisco Chronicle," and the "Washington Post," He is the associate editor at "New American Media" and the author of "The Assassination of the Black Male Image";" Betrayed: A History of Presidential Failure to Protect Black Lives";" Beyond O.J.: Race, Sex and Class Lessons for America";" Blacks and Reds: Race and Class in Conflict, 1919-1990";" The Crisis in Black and Black;" "The Disappearance of Black Leadership; "and "The Latino Challenge to Black America," He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by Middle Passage Pr. 152 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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If Americans think that all black men are stupid, he writes, ``there's no need to build more schools.'' If all black men are seen as lazy, ``there's no need to spend more on job and skills training and entrepreneurial programs.'' Hutchinson demands that black men be transformed from the ``...

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He criticizes media portrayals of black men, derisive code words used about black athletes and the media buzz over Waiting to Exhale's nasty portrayal of black men.

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