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Black Rage: Paperback – March 8, 2000

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About the Author

William H. Grier is former chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Meharry Medical College, and former professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University. He lives in San Diego.

Price M. Cobbs is assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; fellow, American Psychiatric Association; member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; and president, Pacific Management Systems.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (March 8, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579103499
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579103491
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,224,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Third World on June 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
While reading this book you can see how it has served as an inspiration for some of our more contemporary African psychologists today. There are a few case studies that could've been explored a little deeper or have a little more depth. However, when they hit, they hit perfectly. Their analysis of the "intra-psychic" dynamics of Black life in everyday America is extremely insightful. Their observations on Black / White sex within this societal's framework is outstanding just as well. Overall, the book holds up, isn't dated and should be read by everyone.
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Paul E. Priester on February 22, 2005
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This book is a classic. It truly helped me as a White to understand the ongoing impact on race relations of the dynamics that were created in slavery. It is particularly helpful in understanding how slavery dynamics are played out in cross-racial sexual relationships. The only flaw is that it is HOPELESSLY sexist, reflecting the gender stereotypes of 1968. This sexism rises to such a level that parts of the book are difficult to read. Because of this, I have stopped using it as a required book for my classes, but still, this book helped me to personally understand the adaptive responses of African-Americans given our oppressive system.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By freddie lovell on July 28, 2015
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It is a must read for those who want to understand why the race misunderstanding. 5 stars
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gary Williams on February 16, 2013
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I bought this book for clinical insight from an African American psychologist perspective due to the fact that black scholarship and intelligencia is not respected within the social service industries of counseling, recovery and therapy. I have not finished reading it but, I am well pleased thus far. My elders tell me it is a classic read and I believe needs to be mandatory reading for all in the Jr. and Senior High school levels before they encounter the realities in the workforce. Can't lose buy !
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By AYHJA on June 16, 2014
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I've haven't read a book in a long time that made me think as much as this one has. Although it's dated, it's more relevant now than ever. Super deep. I will read a chapter and put the book down to marinate on what I read, and usually end up reading the chapter over when I do pick it back up. Still not done reading it, when I usually knock out books this size in a few hours.
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By abdul meskienyar on February 16, 2014
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In 2014 we still have a long ways to go with racism and its backlash. The book makes some very important points that must be understood if there is to be progress made in our life time. This book in dealing with the Black Americans crosses all borders of a people oppressed with its message.
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By teri hawkins olvera on March 18, 2013
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Great book especially if you are studying psychology or sociology at either undergrad or graduate level. I highly recommend it if you are taking a cultural diversity class.
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By Marvin Newsum II on June 18, 2013
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A must read if you care about the current social climate and future of America! This is a book for the people who want positive change!
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