Solutions For Anti-Black Misandry, Flat Blackness, and Black Male Death: The Black Masculinist Turn
This book deconstructs stereotypes about Black men through the exploration of their vulnerability, drawing attention to their demographic-specific issues and needs that are so rarely articulated.
Since the Black Power era, many Black men have responded with a Black identity affirming sensibility that sought to advance the cause of Black people. However, Black males have a need for race and gender-specific vocabulary that explains their experience with specificity, including concepts such as Black Masculinism, anti-Black misandry, and Black Andromortality, which seek to explain the experiences of Black males from the context of their lived experiences. Drawing upon empirical data, this volume offers policy solutions that challenge the institutional prejudices against Black males and the disproportionately high rates of death they face. Solutions are proposed to the outlined challenges and chapters span topics such as social and family-based solutions, health, small business support, law, and policy.
This book will be essential reading for researchers, professionals, and anyone interested in masculinity, gender studies, and Black Male Studies.