Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--And What We Can Do about It by Juan Williams (Paperback, 2007)
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- DescriptionHalf a century after brave Americans took to the streets to raise the bar of opportunity for all races, Juan Williams writes that too many black Americans are in crisis caught in a twisted hip-hop culture, dropping out of school, ending up in jail, having babies when they are t ready to be parents, and falling to the bottom in twenty-first-century global ecomic competition. In Eugh, Juan Williams issues a lucid, impassioned clarion call to do the right thing w, before we travel so far off the glorious path set by generations of civil rights heroes that there can be more reaching back to offer a hand and rescue those being left behind. Inspired by Bill Cosby s w famous speech at the NAACP gala celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Brown decision integrating schools, Williams makes the case that while there is still racism, it is way past time for black Americans to open their eyes to the culture of failure that exists within their community. He raises the banner of proud black traditional values self-help, strong families, and belief in God that sustained black people through generations of oppression and flowered in the exhilarating promise of the modern civil rights movement. Williams asks what happened to keeping our eyes on the prize by proving the case for equality with black excellence and achievement. He takes particular aim at prominent black leaders from Al Sharpton to Jesse Jackson to Marion Barry. Williams exposes the call for reparations as an act of futility, a detour into self-pity; he condemns the Stop Snitching campaign as thing more than a surrender to criminals; and he decries the glorification of materialism, misogyny, and murder as a corruption of a rich black culture, a tragic turn into porgraphic excess that is hurting young black minds, especially among the poor. Reinforcing his incisive observations with solid research and alarming statistical data, Williams offers a concrete plan for overcoming the obstacles that w stand in the way of African Americans full participation in the nation s freedom and prosperity. Certain to be widely discussed and vehemently debated, Eugh is a bold, perceptive, solution-based look at African American life, culture, and politics today. From the Hardcover edition.
- Author BiographyJuan Williams is a senior correspondent for NPR(r). He is also a political analyst for the Fox News Channel and a panelist on Fox News Sunday. He is the author of Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary and Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, among other books. During his twenty-one year career at The Washington Post, Williams served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, and White House correspondent. He lives in Washington, D.C. From the Hardcover edition.
- Author(s)Juan Williams
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication15/10/2007
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThree Rivers Press
- Weight200 g
- Width134 mm
- Height202 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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