Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys

Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys Advice for parents educators community and church members is provided in this guide for ensuring that African American boys grow up to be strong committed and responsible African American men Thi

  • Title: Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys
  • Author: Jawanza Kunjufu
  • ISBN: 9780913543962
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • Advice for parents, educators, community, and church members is provided in this guide for ensuring that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men This book answers such questions as Why are there black boys in remedial and special education classes than girls Why are girls on the honour roll When do African AmAdvice for parents, educators, community, and church members is provided in this guide for ensuring that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men This book answers such questions as Why are there black boys in remedial and special education classes than girls Why are girls on the honour roll When do African American boys see a positive black male role model Is the future of black boys in the hands of their mothers and white female teachers and When does a boy become a man The significance of rite of passage activities, including mentoring, male bonding, and spirituality, are all described.

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    1. The book states that a woman can not raise a man. Of course she can love him , nurture him and bring him into adulthood. He will be an adult male, but he will not have the qualities of a man. There are significant moments between men and boys that help shape the boy into a man. A woman does not have these moments. Someone asked me why are these men leaving their children behind and my answer to them was that no man showed them how to be responsible for their children. These adults males were rai [...]

    2. Reading this book revealed unfortunate truths that were not surprising to me at all. Serving as a public educator for over twelve years, it's sad but true as to why young black males at a very young age lose the desire, hope,and will to do better in school settings due to the facts listed in this book and many more since this book was written. I was overjoyed to see that Marcus Garvey Academy, a school that I taught at for eight years under the sincere leadership of Dr. Harvey Hambrick was menti [...]

    3. I will never forget when I read Dr. Kunjufu's words that "Black women raise their daughters but love their sons." It made me pay better attention to how I was rearing my son and daughter, both of whom are proud, productive people in the world. (And both graduated from college although that is not my measure of being productive and positive.)

    4. This author was recommended to me by one of my colleagues, and after reading it, I can understand why. Even though this work is almost two decades old, too many of the problems are still present (and some are even more prevalent, in my opinion). I agree that too many boys of color are unfairly treated and definitely unequally educated, and I agree with some of the reasons Kunjufu gives for this treatment. I think it is still an excellent wake-up reminder for educators to remember we are teaching [...]

    5. I read Volume 1 of this series when I was an adolescent and plan on re-reading the entire collection again. From the little that I do recall, my own early childhood experience can testify to the truth of what this short work entails. The fact that the public school system has failed black men is obvious to any conscious observer. But at a time when the rate of incarceration of Black and Latin men is far beyond any reason, I would be curious to see how relevant this now 20+ year old critique rema [...]

    6. I can agree with other reviewers that there are a lot of generalizations, and even oddly homophobic statements. However, there are just too many important points and thoughts here to dismiss. I am grateful that I have read this book, as it has opened my eyes to even more Africentric ideas that I had never considered.

    7. I felt like his bias were strictly opinionated and not fact. And it seemed more of stand up for your rights and bunk the white man type of message then an empowering one. A few good points but not completely fact in my opinion.

    8. The title speaks for itself. In my opinion, this book is a must read for all parents - not just for the parent of a "minority".

    9. Some of Kunjufu's arguments are often over generalizations, sexist and homophobic. I believe he places too much of the blame of the issues that exist with Black male children on Black mothers.

    10. A sobering and needed reflection on what we need to do to empower and re-direct our African American male youth.

    11. A great start for all educators as well as parents of boys.I will add my overall views for 2011 following talks with my colleagues.

    12. This is a must read for any African American! There is so much valuable information in this book. I am so glad I read it!

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