"Understanding the Assault on the Black Man, Black Manhood, and Black Masculinity"
by Wesley Muhammad, PhD
Paperback. 414 pages.
"You may ask and it would be a legitimate question: why Brother D. Wesley is another book on the assault on the Black male even necessary? By now, we all know that America is hostile to Black men. But that is precisely the problem. Too much familiarity breeds disrespect. We have become so familiar with the fact of the American assault on the Black male that we don't respect that fact like we should. This is why there is no real urgency to change the situation in the lives of individuals. We have the problem of simultaneously knowing both too well and too insufficiently. Black men know well that there is an assault but we don't know well enough about the plot to guard against falling prey to its many traps on a daily basis and Black women know their man is under assault but don't yet know enough of the architecture of the plot to keep from unwittingly becoming an aider and abettor to the plot, as he is an aider and abettor in the plot himself." - from the back cover