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The Blackwoman's Guide to Understanding the Blackman Paperback – April, 1992

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ISBN-13: 978-0933405035 ISBN-10: 0933405030 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Civilized Publications; 1st edition (April 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933405030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933405035
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Zarité on June 17, 2008
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first let me say, every statement in this book is not true, and she cites very early on that alot of it is simple observation combined with historical research, the state of the black man in america is a serious one, and it demands a real look at what role the black man is playing in the lives of his ch ildren community and his own life. The book does not cut corners nor does it sugarcoat, it is a dose of reality, not every black man is doing the things she discusses and if you are not, then do not take it personally, but on a whole, especially in the inner cities it may be more true, both sides have some culpability in this black female and black males, there will be times when you will say to yourself while reading this book' yeah thats true, even if you don't want to, because chances are you have seen or been subjected to this behavior. If you are a black man in america and a black woman i really suggest you read this book, whether you agree with anything she says or not at all, it is worthy of reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Demond Ferguson on July 28, 2014
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As a man Ive owned up to my faults. This book has opened my eyes wide as hell. You cant read this book without reading the other "The black mans guide to understanding the black women". Dont be onesided thinking that youre an angel without flaw and that women do all the wrong. OWN UP!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Matchett on December 7, 2013
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She is on point with both of these books. I bet everybody that says she's a racist is probably white.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fthcm101 on February 27, 2015
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This one was tough, as a man it made me look on the inside of myself and showed me all of my weaknesses. It really gutted me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Nathan on April 3, 2015
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I thought this was a well thought out and informative piece of literature that all of the black community should be reading and abiding by
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We will never be what our Creator intended, while the Black woman is producing the product of a destroyed and twisted mind, instilled in her and passed on mother-to-daughter, generation after generation. The Black woman will not surrender the social negro bed-wench position willingly. She must be made to submit by a strong Black man, and then kept away from the corrupting influence of the enemy.

Buy it, read it, study it, teach it, institutionalize it.
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47 of 72 people found the following review helpful By ROBERT BUTLER on May 21, 2000
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The guide to understanding the black man, by Shahrazad Ali, is not really a guide. It is a distorted commentary of the behavior of black men and a narrow-minded/moralist view of the black community as a whole. And a comtempt for white people.
One of the few areas she was accurate in was her comments on the ignorant and self-destructive behavior of most black men trying to prove their manhood through senseless violence, but I question the way this information is presented in this book, because most of it is false, lacking in facts or commonsense.
Ms. Ali, quickly, distance herself from the title and goal of this book in Understanding the black man. At random I picked out five of the many false and poorly researched claims made in this book.
False Claim: Sister Ali accused Essence, a magazine for black women, of defaming the black family by promoting lesbianism. Claiming three to four issues a year is devoted to this.
Truth: Essence does feature stories on noted black women and men. Tips on beauty, fashion and life style for african american women. There is no evidence from the issues I have read that they have a of gay or lesbian agenda.
2. Claiming God is against interracial Relationships.
Truth: Unless God has talked to her and told her this himself I doubt it is true.
I would want proof and pictures.
There is nothing in the bible or any religious document that says anything about interracial relationships. Her view are identical to white racist view on the same relationships. Some years back a Klan organization made the same claim with no proof to back it up.
3. Saying that the civil rights movement was a failure.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Felicia on June 3, 2011
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This book was the topic of our book club. One of our members had read it; and, recommended that we read it. The women in the book club was absolutely flabbergasted by the comments in this book. It was not indicative of black women as a whole!!!!! The men in the group praised it, of course!!!! It gave them justification for their wrongdoing. I was in total disagreement with this book and it was a typical Nation of Islam book.
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