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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And are those values so obvious that they don’t need elucidating? Help Center Find new research papers in: The Splintering of Black America, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Eugene Robinson, proposes that the once monolithic Black America has been fractionalized into four distinct groups: Is it meeting a certain standard expected of all professionals or is there more to the story? Black Americans, according to Robinson, can now be divided into four categories.

I think this is a survival technique used to rise above meager circumstances or it can be viewed as a way to gain acceptance.

Many are Black identified and with them lay all sorts of possibilities. Nov 10, Mary Gail O’Dea rated it it was amazing. Robinson is pondering a possibility, not prescribing any specific or universal vision of race.

Robinson recalls that during the Civil Rights era that Black Americans marched as one because Black Americans were oppressed as one.

Just how do the different goals and aspirations of mainstream Black Americans preclude them speaking for the abandoned?

Disintegration isn’t something black America likes to talk about. If you are searching for your next captivating read visit my website, http: May 15, Caroline rated it liked it Shelves: Three books are reviewed here that take different perspectives on attempts by African-Americans to flourish in a flawed ethical space dominated by White Americans.


Those with the resources money or power to command. And yet all are reluctant to acknowledge division.

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Stay in Touch Sign up. The first is made up of highly skilled immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean, splintrring are encouraged by favorable immigration policies to migrate to the United States. Yet my grandmother also made it plain that there were needy folks among us and that we disintegratikn an obligation to assist them. Robinson at the Washington Post. He ends with serious concern about the Abandoned, which is natural enough–but has very little new to offer.

The ‘Splintering’ Of America’s Black Population : NPR

A quote in an anti-abolitionist pamphlet written by William Drayton, incaptures the flavor of this dehumanizing negative exceptionalism in the portrayal of Black Americans: Robinson says that while a “fairly slim majority” of African-Americans entered the middle class, a large portion of the community never climbed the ladder. While Jay-Z appears to argue that this nihilism is in the service of fame and materiality, he is ambivalent about presenting these as ultimately satisfying; he sees their limits.

He confronts us with the frightening outcomes that can occur when an unbridled capitalism unfolds among fragile and unsupported youth operating with few ethical constraints. Mainstream, Emergent, and Transcendent all lock their car doors when they drive through an Abandoned neighborhood. I have seen the future, and it is beige” p. An engaging discussion about the continuing phenomena of race in America.

The once lively neighborhoods became wastelands of vacant lots, boarded up buildings, and pervasive crime and the residents left tended to be single mothers and their children and old people.

Nevertheless, the author did a superb job in discussing the social, historical, and economic background of Black America.


Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America

This is not bllack find fault with the book or Eugene Robinson, but to warn readers who are looking for easy solutions that this is not the place to find them. Oct 05, Pages. Should Be Required Reading This book should be required reading for the so-called Black community and any interested Americans on the issues of race relations. The Mainstream is the middle class Black Americans who feel that they have achieved the material and professional trappings of the good life.

This book forces you to rely on your knowledge and experiences to dispel the statistics the global media and naysayers what to throw at you on every occasion. Disintegration explains how black society has splintered from one collective group with shared objectives into four separate groups; the Abandoned poorthe Mainstream middle classes amerkca, biracial Emergent, and immigrant Emergent.

He credits his mother with encouraging him to write his lyrics when he was a preadolescent. It deftly paints a more nuanced picture of Black reality as it exists today and then calls us all to action.

On any given night, of disinteyration, some gathering of the great and the good in Washington ranks above all others by virtue of exclusivity, glamour, or the number of Secret Service SUVs parked outside.

There may be a few sections were the author could go into greater detail but while writing this review I can’t recall one.