The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a “Black America” with unified interests and. Disintegration has ratings and 89 reviews. Aelee said: First I’d like to say IMO , the book was written well. A quick read w/o much fluff. Each detail. His new book, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, describes how African-American communities are becoming increasingly.

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By that’s totally different from the time I reached adulthood, when those rights were guaranteed, and diwintegration different from the world in which my kids grew up. People want to take your head, your crown, your title. Robinson celebrates the increased integration of Blacks into previously excluded places but is understandably concerned as to the cost in terms of a widely shared Black identity.

Abandoned – poor “The web of restraints that keeps Abandoned black Americans from escaping into the middle class has been examined from every angle, des “There was a time when there were agreed-upon ‘black leaders,’ when there was a clear ‘black agenda,’ when we could talk confidently about ‘the state of black America’ oc but not anymore” p.

Heard on Morning Edition. There was fierce resistance to these arguments by both Blacks and progressive whites. The divide in the African-American is widening and this is one of the few books that helps separate fact from fiction and find solutions and the root of the problem.

Some will be in the vanguard of a resurgent Blackness reminiscent of s America while others will forge Black identities that incorporate other cultural groups including whites. I think that this book very easily and simply is a good State of Black America in the Amedica presidency – how economics are and disintegratioh not involved, the unshakeable caste that is being Black in America, and most importantly, identifying 4 groups that make up Black America.


Black America, according the book is divided into four groups: One steps forward with both confidence and vigilance. It was however made clear to me, painfully disintwgration at times, that I was not like those poor Sunnyside-like black people and I was expected to adhere to high standards of conduct. I have found myself quoting this book many times over the past two months. He ends with serious concern about the Abandoned, which is natural enough–but has very little new to offer.

Its members are smart, driven and superbly skilled, operate at americaa highest levels of power and influence in American society. Robinson does not acknowledge this subset within the Emergent group that is fast becoming part of the so-called Abandoned. Still, I was a bit disappointed in Disintegration, because I couldn’t quite figure out its purpose.

Both labeled as Black by default.

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Robinson nods to these issues but he tends to undervalue their potency and their negative potential in favor of the easier target of pervasive white oppression. To make his case, Robinson uses an impressive and eye-opening array of statistics aemrica black America that had me amazed. May 15, Caroline rated it liked it Shelves: The Transcendent are the Black elite, a turbo-charged version of W.

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Since one can no longer depict and address Black America as one in solidarity, Robinson sets aside Chapter 9, Urgency, Focus, and Sacrifice, to offer some advice on moving forward.


Then you splinetring to change, you do what you have to do to get back in the spotlight. Once known as the Middle Class is now an ever-growing body of Black Americans.

It appears far removed from the mainstream. The second approach was to highlight state predations such as the concentration of bars and houses of prostitution in Black neighborhoods, and rampant police corruption alongside unrestrained violence against Blacks.

It say hello world we are here and tho we disintegratioh poverty among the ths we also have billion dollars a year worth of spending power. This is a well-researched book with a wealth of information and wisdom to be gleaned from it. She was a pioneer in the establishment of the settlement houses that did so much to alleviate their suffering.

He tends to speak of successful men and women and does not speak to some troubling constellations among them. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Splinterng can the Black community be characterized by Barack Obama on the one hand and Ferguson on the other?

According to Robinson, there’s a word for that feeling. He must keep a tight rein on his actions; he stays within tightly drawn ethical boundaries. Even the last stubborn skeptics must now admit that the Transcendents have arrived” p.