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The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a “Black America” with unified interests and. Disintegration has ratings and 89 reviews. Aelee said: First I’d like to say IMO , the book was written well. A quick read w/o much fluff. Each detail. His new book, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, describes how African-American communities are becoming increasingly.

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Then you start to change, you do what you have to do to get back in the spotlight. Those who are dark-skinned are still vulnerable to a quotidian racism which tarnishes the noble idea that is the United States.

Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America

It shines necessary light on debates about affirmative action, racial identity, and the ultimate question disintegratipn whether the black community will endure. He’s a lucid writer, a voice of reason, and one of the only syndicated columnists I read in our local paper. These are folks who have flourished despite racial oppression; who earned the grudging respect of White America. Mainstream, Emergent, and Transcendent all lock their car doors when they drive through an Abandoned neighborhood.

However a solid ending really brought it all together. Open Preview See a Problem? Thirty to fifty percent of them lack the skill sets necessary to excel in college. Muhammad does a masterful case study of such state-facilitated immorality in Philadelphia. The guest list disintegratiob enough bold-faced names to fill the Washington Post’s Reliable Source gossip column for a solid week. Glad this was written by a journalist and not some bombastic academic like Dyson.

The ‘Splintering’ Of America’s Black Population : NPR

In the days of Jim Crow and widespread discrimination it didn’t matter whether a black person had a PhD and taught at Stanford University or dropped out of high school and worked as a domestic, all black people were in danger of insult and even violence. What makes this one worth noting is that all the luminaries I have described are black.

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Others like him were haunted not just by the possibility of being killed, but of being dethroned.

Robinson backs up his categorization with statistics and some personal experience and I think he is perceptive about the lives of African Americans today. And to guide my lecture creation and thematic dev This year I started teaching a class of Seniors. Abandoned – poor “The web of restraints that keeps Abandoned black Americans from escaping into the middle class has been examined from every angle, des “There was a time when there were agreed-upon ‘black leaders,’ when there was a clear ‘black agenda,’ when we could talk confidently about ‘the state of black America’ – but not anymore” p.

Aug 07, Michelle rated it it was amazing. Robinson suggest several reason for such stifling poverty among the abandoned; but, ultimately settles on poor choice as the reason that so many Blacks have been left behind.

He portrays his parents as minor and increasingly irrelevant figures, unable to place any constraints on him or buffer him from the lucrative but deadly drug market of the projects.

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There was fierce resistance spilntering these arguments by both Blacks and progressive whites. He is reticent about his formal education beyond saying that he did very well in grade school.

The Mainstream bemoan the plight of the Abandoned — but express their deep concern from a distance. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a reliable presence wmerica every significant social event in town.

In his introduction, Robinson says that African-Americans today have less in common with each other now than in the past, that the African-American middle class has different goals and values than the group he calls “the abandoned,” the people who got left behind in public housing and segregated neighborhoods and schools as their better equipped neighbors moved out and up the socio-economic ladder. For Blacks the paradoxes are especially keen.


Published October 5th by Doubleday first published January 1st Lists with This Book. Yet they have strived splontering have managed to get into college—no small feat. The Four groups he talks about are: Most telling of all, he observes that they had little respect for former aunties and uncles who were now their main drug customers.

Alongside the condemnation of Blackness that Muhammad so well documents there existed an affirmation of a different and positive Blackness; perhaps we could have heard more ameirca that in the struggles for the recognition of a Black humanity.

Mar 08, Shalon Montgomery rated it really liked it Shelves: Here’s what I didn’t find out. Since one can no longer depict and address Black America as one in solidarity, Robinson sets aside Chapter 9, Urgency, Disintegraation, and Sacrifice, to offer some advice on moving forward.

If you are Very refreshing read and anyone involved in the African-American Community should consider picking this up.

He sums up the ethos of the street life as follows: The Transcendent are those like Condaleeza Rice, Colin Powell, and Obama who are splinering or more powerful than any of us, black or white.

It’s oof symbolism, history, and old- fashioned racism are about the only things they can be sure their African American constituents still have in common.

Young and passionate, they do not take the stoic position that Robinson seems to portray. When discrimination eased those African Americans who could afford it moved to integrated suburbs, leaving behind those who could not afford to move. This phenomenon can also be observed in other immigrant groups such as Latinos, Indo-Americans and Asian-Americans.


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