Why Are So Many Black Men in Prison? (Paperback)

Author: Boothe, Demico

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One of the best books ever written for African-Ame

by Marian Smith on 2/9/2008

I am a bookseller and an avid reader and I cannot say enough good things about this book. Very easy read, and very informative on many an issue involving the Black community. You cannot read this book and not learn something, and it's really an irony that this young man who authored it spent over 12 years in federal prison. He writes as if he graduated summa cum laude from an Ivy league graduate school. Highly recommended.

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Absolutely great book, and very informative.....

by Bernard James, educator on 9/1/2008

I would recommend this book for reading in all relevant university classes and to every concerned private citizen. It's time that we start to try and SOLVE some of out major problems in this country instead of always offering lip service. This author tells it like it is from an experienced perspective and with no holds barred. Kudos!!!!

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African-American males are being imprisoned at an alarming and unprecedented rate. Out of the 10.4 million Black adult males in the U.S. population, nearly 1.5 million are in prisons and jails with another 3.5 million more on probation or parole or who have previously been on probation or parole. Black males make up nearly 75% of the total prison population, and due to either present or past incarceration is the most socially disenfranchised group of American citizens in the country today. This book details the author's personal story of a negligent upbringing in an impoverished community, his subsequent engagement in criminal activity (drug dealing), his incarceration, and his release from prison and experiencing of the crippling social disenfranchisement that comes with being an ex-felon. The author then relates his personal experiences and realizations to the seminal problems within the African-American community, federal government, and criminal justice system that cause his own ex

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Publisher Full Surface Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780979295300
SKU 204481337
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0979295300
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0156
Publisher Full Surface Publishing
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Absolutely great book, and very informative..... by Bernard James, educator on Sep 01, 2008


One of the best books ever written for African-Ame by Marian Smith on Feb 09, 2008

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