Item description for Black Rage by William Grier & Price M. Cobbs...
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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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 2000
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1579103499 ISBN13 9781579103491
Reviews - What do customers think about Black Rage?
NVER FORGIVE NOR FORGET Sep 21, 2008
STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN. All oppressive nations have had revolutions , including this hypocritical nation. Therefore, it really is not so surprising that African Peoplewho were bought here by force and not by choice have RAGE. Thereis still systematic racism. american was founded on RACISM and GENOCIDE. Ask the Indgenous of this nation. They have been fighting since 1492!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very Good Jun 21, 2006
While reading this book you can see how it has served as an inspiration for some of our more contemporary African psychologists today. There are a few case studies that could've been explored a little deeper or have a little more depth. However, when they hit, they hit perfectly. Their analysis of the "intra-psychic" dynamics of Black life in everyday America is extremely insightful. Their observations on Black / White sex within this societal's framework is outstanding just as well. Overall, the book holds up, isn't dated and should be read by everyone.
Like Smoke from a Factory Mar 22, 2005
Truly amazing. Finally a book that captures the essence of disgusting. Words cannot describe the dullness that drifts from the pages of Black Rage, like the smoke from a factory. A thought that could have been condensed into a sentence or two the authors have managed to expand into 200 pages of nothingness. Though it may have started off as a cute idea, it quickly turned into a nauseating yet boring book. If you enjoyed Black Rage you may also enjoy the encyclopedia, thesaurus, or just sitting in a room for hours doing nothing.
CLASSIC WORK ON BLACK IDENTITY, but sexist Feb 22, 2005
This book is a classic. It truly helped me as a White to understand the ongoing impact on race relations of the dynamics that were created in slavery. It is particularly helpful in understanding how slavery dynamics are played out in cross-racial sexual relationships. The only flaw is that it is HOPELESSLY sexist, reflecting the gender stereotypes of 1968. This sexism rises to such a level that parts of the book are difficult to read. Because of this, I have stopped using it as a required book for my classes, but still, this book helped me to personally understand the adaptive responses of African-Americans given our oppressive system.
Very good information Mar 17, 1999
I thought this book was very good information. It is great for someone who is a psychologist to read this book. The only thing I did not like was that it seemed to be one sided, but the authors did a good job of providing information.