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The Resource The envy of the world : on being a Black man in America, Ellis Cose

The envy of the world : on being a Black man in America, Ellis Cose

Label
The envy of the world : on being a Black man in America
Title
The envy of the world
Title remainder
on being a Black man in America
Statement of responsibility
Ellis Cose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Black men have never had more opportunity for success than they do today. Yet, as Ellis Cose bluntly puts it, "We are watching the largest group of black males in history stumbling through life with a ball and chain wrapped around their legs. If brought together in one incorporated region, the population of black males behind bars would instantly become the twelfth largest urban area in America." Add to that the ravages of AIDS, murder, poverty, and illiteracy, the raging anger between many black men and women, and the widening gap separating the black elite from the so-called underclass, and you have a prescription for a paralyzing pessimism." "But even as he acknowledges the systemic obstacles that confront black men of all social strata, Ellis Cose refuses to accept them as reasons for giving up or giving in. In powerful and stirring prose, Cose rails against the historical worldview that has categorized academic achievement as a source of shame instead of pride in many black communities; he also outlines steps black males can take to enhance their odds for success." "With anecdotes about a broad range of black men - from Franklin Raines, the first black man to run a Fortune 500 company, to unlettered ex-prisoners - Cose documents the amazing journey the black race has made and contemplates the challenges ahead. Both a warning of the vast social tragedy that is wasted black potential and a vital call to arms that can enable black men to reclaim their destiny, The Envy of the World is an honest and important book for anyone concerned about the future of America."--BOOK JACKET
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Cose, Ellis
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American men
  • African American men
  • African American men
  • Self-defeating behavior
  • Social values
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The envy of the world : on being a Black man in America, Ellis Cose
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • If We Don't Belong in Prison, Why Can't We Stay Out?
  • 5.
  • Of Relationships, Fatherhood, and Black Men
  • 6.
  • Twelve Things You Must Know to Survive and Thrive in America
  • Introduction: A Group Apart
  • 1.
  • A Song of Celebration
  • 2.
  • Keeping It Real
  • 3.
  • Too Cool for School
  • 4.
Control code
6559501
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780743427159
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001052073
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001052073
  • 6559501
  • (BNAtoc) 2001052073
Label
The envy of the world : on being a Black man in America, Ellis Cose
Publication
Contents
  • If We Don't Belong in Prison, Why Can't We Stay Out?
  • 5.
  • Of Relationships, Fatherhood, and Black Men
  • 6.
  • Twelve Things You Must Know to Survive and Thrive in America
  • Introduction: A Group Apart
  • 1.
  • A Song of Celebration
  • 2.
  • Keeping It Real
  • 3.
  • Too Cool for School
  • 4.
Control code
6559501
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780743427159
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001052073
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001052073
  • 6559501
  • (BNAtoc) 2001052073

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