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by Renford Reese


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Reese, in his riveting piece American Paradox, challenges black men with a powerful message: Black men have enthusiastically embraced the negative stereotypes that have been constructed about them. Contradict these stereotypes! Reese's long overdue message is relevant to all groups that have been stereotyped. This book can have a positive impact on every African American male who reads it-inspiring them to rise to their full potential. I have read that there are prison inmates reading this life-changing book.

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This book can have a positive impact on every African American male who reads it-inspiring them to rise to their full potential. An excellent book by a great man. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. Dr. Reese is a professor at the college I attend (Cal Poly Pomona) and his book is amazing. I urge anybody, young black men, to pick up this book and spend a couple of hours reading it.

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Over a half-century since Ralph Ellison wrote the classic book Invisible Man, black men have been trying to become visible. In various ways, black men have sought to get the attention of the world. An intense quest to become seen, heard, and felt has manifested itself in rebellious and counterproductive behavior. Whether it is the baggy pants, the bandana, the braids in the hair, the earring, or the tattoo, black men have desperately striven for visibility. Perpetual gang warfare and an overemphasis on living a glamorous lifestyle have derailed many young black men from achieving success in the U.S.

Author Renford Reese examines how young African American males have unwittingly accepted one model of black masculinity. The acceptance of this "tough guy" model is having detrimental consequences on an entire generation of young black men. The book's thesis is supported by a survey the author conducted of 756 African American males from the ages of 13-19 in Los Angeles and Atlanta. This survey attempts to gauge the attitudes, perceptions, and basic knowledge of young African American men regarding black public figures. One component of this survey is a Realness Scale that the author constructed. Along with this survey, interviews were conducted with various young black males to find out why they, or many of their peers, have embraced the gangsta-thug persona. The results of the survey and interviews are fascinating.

Although the primary focus of this book is on the young black male's acceptance of the gangsta-thug image and their enthusiastic embrace of society's stereotypes, this book also looks at the unkindness of the system. One would be naive to dismiss the historical impact of discriminatory policies and the systemic perpetuation of stereotypes in U.S. society. Hence, this book examines the internal and external influences on the current black male identity.

American Paradox: Young Black Men epub download

ISBN13: 978-0890895689

ISBN: 0890895686

Author: Renford Reese

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr (January 2004)

Pages: 232 pages

ePUB size: 1912 kb

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Rating: 4.6

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Jogas
This book redefines "keeping it real" and encourages young black men to defy all negative stereotypes of African American men. It also causes one to self reflect on where his own behavior would place him on the spectrum between the ideal negro and gangsta thug. This book challenged me as a black School Psychologist working with incarcerated youth to expose my students to more black leaders than they recognize in sports and entertainment. I am embarrassed to say, I did not even know the achievements of many of these black men in this book. I would recommend this book to black professionals, graduate students, and nonprofit organizations trying to make a difference in black communities.
Jogas
This book redefines "keeping it real" and encourages young black men to defy all negative stereotypes of African American men. It also causes one to self reflect on where his own behavior would place him on the spectrum between the ideal negro and gangsta thug. This book challenged me as a black School Psychologist working with incarcerated youth to expose my students to more black leaders than they recognize in sports and entertainment. I am embarrassed to say, I did not even know the achievements of many of these black men in this book. I would recommend this book to black professionals, graduate students, and nonprofit organizations trying to make a difference in black communities.
Realistic
Part scholarly research, part social commentary, part OpEd...Renford Reese delivers an informative and insightful piece of work in American Paradox. He weaves together modern and historical references, stories, and anecdotes to shed light on many of the challenges facing young black men face while also sharing his vision for improvement and solutions. Educational and enlightening...highly recommended!
Realistic
Part scholarly research, part social commentary, part OpEd...Renford Reese delivers an informative and insightful piece of work in American Paradox. He weaves together modern and historical references, stories, and anecdotes to shed light on many of the challenges facing young black men face while also sharing his vision for improvement and solutions. Educational and enlightening...highly recommended!
Shakagul
I found this book to be informative about some issues that influence young black males in the USA. I did something I usually do not do - I chapter hopped, reading those chapters I thought would be more interesting and going back to the others to gleam information from them.

I was very interested about what Reese says about anti-intellectualism. I also found other subjects Reese covers to be interesting, all of which he outlines in the Introduction.

I hope what Reese covers will make people stop to think about today's issues regarding race, and how to better ourselves and our communities through rejecting negative stereotypes rather than embracing them.

I am not a sociologist, nor am I black, but I found the information Reese presents to be quite interesting; I think everyone can learn something from his book.
Shakagul
I found this book to be informative about some issues that influence young black males in the USA. I did something I usually do not do - I chapter hopped, reading those chapters I thought would be more interesting and going back to the others to gleam information from them.

I was very interested about what Reese says about anti-intellectualism. I also found other subjects Reese covers to be interesting, all of which he outlines in the Introduction.

I hope what Reese covers will make people stop to think about today's issues regarding race, and how to better ourselves and our communities through rejecting negative stereotypes rather than embracing them.

I am not a sociologist, nor am I black, but I found the information Reese presents to be quite interesting; I think everyone can learn something from his book.
Anayanis
Reese, in his riveting piece American Paradox, challenges black men with a powerful message:
Black men have enthusiastically embraced the negative stereotypes that have been constructed about them. Contradict these stereotypes!
Reese's long overdue message is relevant to all groups that have been stereotyped. His approach to combat societal labels is empowering, convincing, and feasible. He reiterates education, diligence, conscientiousness, and communication.
Anyone that is interested in race, sports, politics, entertainment, and/or social justice issues would be informed and satisfied upon completing the book. Reese discusses spellbinding topics: black-on-black crime, criminal justice system, and White privilege.
Reese presents a Realness Scale which induces curiosity from a large audience due to the eclectic list of stars used. The scale allows black males to rate the stars on realness.
Reese utilizes a unique style of writing integrating personal experience, literature, statistics, and first-hand narratives which makes it entertaining, informative, and touching. Many readers of this book have either read it in one sitting or within two days.
Anayanis
Reese, in his riveting piece American Paradox, challenges black men with a powerful message:
Black men have enthusiastically embraced the negative stereotypes that have been constructed about them. Contradict these stereotypes!
Reese's long overdue message is relevant to all groups that have been stereotyped. His approach to combat societal labels is empowering, convincing, and feasible. He reiterates education, diligence, conscientiousness, and communication.
Anyone that is interested in race, sports, politics, entertainment, and/or social justice issues would be informed and satisfied upon completing the book. Reese discusses spellbinding topics: black-on-black crime, criminal justice system, and White privilege.
Reese presents a Realness Scale which induces curiosity from a large audience due to the eclectic list of stars used. The scale allows black males to rate the stars on realness.
Reese utilizes a unique style of writing integrating personal experience, literature, statistics, and first-hand narratives which makes it entertaining, informative, and touching. Many readers of this book have either read it in one sitting or within two days.
Wel
American Paradox: Young Black Men explains how negative stereotypes are influencing young black men. Dr. Reese shows how the embracing of the tough guy attitude and mentality has promoted a generation filled with underachievement. He meticulously breaks down the problem with this embracing of the thug image, and provides a solution to this growing problem. He also sprinkles his thesis with a little African American history, which is important because certain heroes such as Ben Carson, Kwesi Mfume, and many other positive African Americans, are not even mentioned in school text books.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I think it's a must read for all young men, not just black but all young men from the inner cities to the suburbs. After reading this book I felt a sense of understanding of myself and a lot of what's going on in society. If found the survey to be pretty accurate and I believe in his theories and solutions to ending this problem that's corrupting our young generation. I believe this book has the potential to change our society for the better. It's just a matter of getting this profound piece of literature into the right hands.
Wel
American Paradox: Young Black Men explains how negative stereotypes are influencing young black men. Dr. Reese shows how the embracing of the tough guy attitude and mentality has promoted a generation filled with underachievement. He meticulously breaks down the problem with this embracing of the thug image, and provides a solution to this growing problem. He also sprinkles his thesis with a little African American history, which is important because certain heroes such as Ben Carson, Kwesi Mfume, and many other positive African Americans, are not even mentioned in school text books.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I think it's a must read for all young men, not just black but all young men from the inner cities to the suburbs. After reading this book I felt a sense of understanding of myself and a lot of what's going on in society. If found the survey to be pretty accurate and I believe in his theories and solutions to ending this problem that's corrupting our young generation. I believe this book has the potential to change our society for the better. It's just a matter of getting this profound piece of literature into the right hands.
Rit
American Paradox is a powerful and moving book, covering an overwhelming amount of research on young black men, race relations, and popular culture. This book can have a positive impact on every African American male who reads it--inspiring them to rise to their full potential. I have read that there are prison inmates reading this life-changing book. I enjoyed reading Reese's engaging, insightful, and refreshing commentary on the plight of young black men. Using original data he integrates various charts and graphs to support his arguments. The book is not driven by ideology but out of the author's commitment to painting a candid picture of the causes and consequences of the behavior of black male youth. This inspirational book will definitely appeal to a diverse audience.
Rit
American Paradox is a powerful and moving book, covering an overwhelming amount of research on young black men, race relations, and popular culture. This book can have a positive impact on every African American male who reads it--inspiring them to rise to their full potential. I have read that there are prison inmates reading this life-changing book. I enjoyed reading Reese's engaging, insightful, and refreshing commentary on the plight of young black men. Using original data he integrates various charts and graphs to support his arguments. The book is not driven by ideology but out of the author's commitment to painting a candid picture of the causes and consequences of the behavior of black male youth. This inspirational book will definitely appeal to a diverse audience.
Mustard Forgotten
In American Paradox: Young Black Men, Dr. Renford Reese discusses how film, media, pop culture, and others often lend themselves to the the development and reinforcement of false representations, negative social stereotypes, and racism. Nonetheless, Reese affirms that the US is still one of the greatest countries in the world where lives, regardless of race or color, can prosper.
Reese's discussion is strongly directed at inspiring Black Americans but is important for anyone. Himself a mentor, Reese pleads that negative social stigmas be rebelled against by way of education, the strengthening of community, mentoring, and other positive forms of leadership in order to bring about positive social action and policy. His ideas about empowering community resonate with John McKnight's, "Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits" in that both authors intend to help move inidvidual and community to higher grounds of shared accountability and social responsibility.
Mustard Forgotten
In American Paradox: Young Black Men, Dr. Renford Reese discusses how film, media, pop culture, and others often lend themselves to the the development and reinforcement of false representations, negative social stereotypes, and racism. Nonetheless, Reese affirms that the US is still one of the greatest countries in the world where lives, regardless of race or color, can prosper.
Reese's discussion is strongly directed at inspiring Black Americans but is important for anyone. Himself a mentor, Reese pleads that negative social stigmas be rebelled against by way of education, the strengthening of community, mentoring, and other positive forms of leadership in order to bring about positive social action and policy. His ideas about empowering community resonate with John McKnight's, "Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits" in that both authors intend to help move inidvidual and community to higher grounds of shared accountability and social responsibility.