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The purpose of this book is to shed light on or clarify how hegemony devalues and undermines the humanity, self-worth and dignity of African-Americans who are among the most disadvantaged minorities in this nation. This domination requires the stigmatization, labor segmentation, underemployment, underdevelopment and criminalization of African Americans. Males are the central focus of the animus. They are perceived as inherently corrupt, including those who have not yet been detected, apprehended or convicted, and covertly a threat to racial reproduction. Hegemony causes enormous self-hatred among the members of the subordinated group, in this case African Americans, leading to prevalence of the “Stockholm Syndrome” among many, herein. Holding and articulating this syndrome lowers their danger and fear from the dominate group that is exerting hegemony, privilege, rewards, sanctions and entitlements. Respectfully, these captives can be used to effectively undermine progress and humanity of their own out-group members to preserve the hegemonic hierarchy advantageous to the dominant in-group members of society. Examples are drawn and examined in this work. I do hold that their survival trait in a hostile environment is problematic and needs to be replaced by self-determination and self-dignity elevated to raise their own worth and that of others regardless of race, color, creed or prior disadvantages. This work also demonstrates that I am deeply concerned about the corruption, cynicism, dishonesty, abuses of power and incompetence in our own ranks and that of the greater society. I am concerned about “our leaders looking evil in the eye and smiling with palms up,” as stated by Haki R. Madhubuti in Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? I concur with his concern that leaders prefer to tap dance rather than take moral and ethical positions requiring action. So-called black leaders, chosen by hegemonic hierarchy to arrest or suspend African-Americas or minority development are harboring resources and knowledge from the less fortunate people.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1481960385