Enough

Enough

The Phony Leaders, Dead-end Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America-- and What We Can Do About It

Book - 2006
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Half 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 not ready to be parents, and falling to the bottom in twenty-first-century global economic competition. In "Enough," Juan Williams issues a lucid, impassioned clarion call to do the right thing now, before we travel so far off the glorious path set by generations of civil rights heroes that there can be no more reaching back to offer a hand and rescue those being left behind. Inspired by Bill Cosby' s now 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 nothing more than a surrender to criminals; and hedecries the glorification of materialism, misogyny, and murder as a corruption of a rich black culture, a tragic turn into pornographic 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 now stand in the way of African Americans' full participation in the nation' s freedom and prosperity. Certain to be widely discussed and vehemently debated," Enough" is a bold, perceptive, solution-based look at African American life, culture, and politics today.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307338235
0307338231
Branch Call Number: 973.0496073
Characteristics: 243 p. ; 25 cm.

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