The first book to examine the full range of black life from the vantage point of psychiatry, this widely acclaimed work has established itself as the classic statement of the desperation, conflicts, and anger of black life in America today. Black Rage tells of the insidious effects of the heritage of slavery; describes love, marriage, and the family; addresses the sexual myths and fears of blacks and whites; chronicles how the schools fail the black child; examines mental illness among black people and the psychic stresses engendered by discrimination; and, finally, focuses on the miasma of racial hatred that envelops this country, why it exists, and what will surely happen if it is not soon dispelled.
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Review: Black Rage: Two Black Psychiatrists Reveal the Full Dimensions of the Inner Conflicts and the Desperation of Black Life in the United StatesUser Review - Rich Wertz - Goodreads
It's interesting that the book takes place a scant half generation in the past and yet the dynamics of society have changed so much for Black Life- so much so that the book almost seems out of date ... Read full review
Review: Black Rage: Two Black Psychiatrists Reveal the Full Dimensions of the Inner Conflicts and the Desperation of Black Life in the United StatesUser Review - richard - Goodreads
I read it when it was published in 1968 and thought it was very good. Made a strong case as to why Blacks ought to be angry. Thought about it today when reading another book, The Art of Freedom. It must have made an impression. Had to add it to my list of books. Read full review