Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? by Haki R. Madhubuti
A book that warns of America's war on black men
This book changed my life. It unmasked all the hidden agendas, institutionalized racism, and spiritual warfare the black man has been fighting against. It made me realize the lack of importance on grades in school and the high importance of mastering self awareness, financial literacy, and critical thinking in school. This book scared the hell out of me. I wasn’t scared for myself, I was scared for my child. My black son. My black son that would grow to be a black man who would be seen as obsolete and dangerous. One of the biggest take aways from this book was the need to show my son influential black leaders. I went looking for content that would engage my son and you know what I found? Not a damn thing and that hurt. It was like the author was staring at me with a big “I told you so” sign. At this point we know that we cannot leave our children's education to the school system. However, where do we begin in educating them with skills they can use and the knowledge of how the World works? Start by reading this book, in it you will find:
- How the black woman ties into becoming a better man and the effects destroying the black family has on both men and women.
- The importance of teaching black children of black leadership that looks like them and is relatable
- Examples of how America has broken the black family structure and agendas that have been pushed to make the black man a second rate citizen.
- A list of over 200 books that you can read and use as a reference to teach your children. They can also read it as they get older and have discussions about it.
- 23 principles to use as a guide for your own spiritual journey.
- 12 areas of your life to focus on, develop, and invest in to become a better version of you.
- Madhubuti's home rules for children - to practice good habits
- A list of skill sets to teach your children including self defense, car repairs, physical activity, etc.
There is so much more this book contains but my intent is to entice you to purchase the book and not take my word for it. Read it and gift it to a black man.