Understanding the Assault on the Black Man
You may ask and it would be legitimate question: why Brother Dr. 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.
One of the reasons most people, Black and white, fail to grasp and take seriously the depth of the problem of this assault on the Black male is because we assume it be an isolated historical American phenomenon restricted to antebellum America. And we believe that the feminization of the Black male is incidental to the white man’s strategy of domination—a side show, so to speak. It is not. It is in fact central to his strategy. The American assault on the Black Man—his manhood and his masculinity—from slavery till today was and is part of a Global Project, and only by understanding that Global project and its methods repeated all over the world, can we fully appreciate what is going here in America.
DetailsAuthor Dr. Wesley Muhammad
210 pages, 6x9 book