Black Rage

Black Rage

Black Rage

Black Rage


The first book to examine the full range of black life from the vantage point of psychiatry, this widely acclaimed work has established itself as the classic statement of the desperation, conflicts, and anger of black life in America today. Black Rage tells of the insidious effects of the heritage of slavery; describes love, marriage, and the family; addresses the sexual myths and fears of blacks and whites; chronicles how the schools fail the black child; examines mental illness among black people and the psychic stresses engendered by discrimination; and, finally, focuses on the miasma of racial hatred that envelops this country, why it exists, and what will surely happen if it is not soon dispelled.


What the hell do niggers want anyway?

Every other ethnic group has made it up the ladder on its own. Why don't the blacks do likewise?

They keep raving about their rights. Well, white people have rights too.

These and similar comments have been the voice of white America lashing back at the growing unrest of Negroes. Black people continue to revolt against laws and customs that are deadly and humiliating. the voice of black America has been heard in the explosions of Watts, Newark, and Detroit.

Aggression leaps from wounds inflicted and ambitions spiked. It grows out of oppression and capricious cruelty.

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