The Assassination of the Black Male Image
In The Assassination of the Black Male Image, noted political analyst and media critic Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson offers a searing, controversial indictment of our society’s attitudes toward black men.
The black male image, he argues, has been battered, maligned, and assaulted by academics, the press, and Hollywood, as well as by some black rappers, comedians, feminists, filmmakers, and novelists—many of whom he accuses of reinforcing, and profiting from, ethnic and sexual stereotypes.
Offering both a wide historical perspective and acute insights into such racially charged events as the O. J. Simpson trial, the Clarence Thomas hearings, and the Million Man March, Hutchinson brilliantly counters the image of the black male as a figure entrenched in crime, drugs, and violence. At the same time, he issues a deeply moving call to rethink the way we view African American men.
A Beast or in the Image of God?
The Fine Art of Black Male Bashing
From Slavery to the Sports Arena
Doing the Wrong Thing by Spike
Thomas Tyson and Tall Tales
Aint I a Nigger Too?
The Way Things Ought Not to Be Rush
No Thriller for Michael Jackson
Whats Love Got to Do With It? More Than You Think
The War on Drugs Is a War on Black Males
The Other Boyz N the Hood
The NeverEnding Saga of O J Simpson
Countering the Assassination of
Minister Farrakhan or Adolf Farrakhan?
Why Are They Waiting to Exhale?
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