Since I first released Volume I in 1982, the Conspiracy has become
worse. We have a greater number of African American males being placed
in Special Education classes, dropping out of school, selling drugs,
making babies, involved in criminal activities and being incarcerated.
Over the years, the response of the African American community has been
significant with more rites of passage and role model programs. In
addition, there have been more books written and conferences provided
on this subject...
...Volume II is an answer for the numerous mothers, female teachers,
and male community activists who have expressed the need for more
information. In every instance, I have asked the parents and teachers
to expand their questions and comments. I believe much that we need to
know about Black boys lies within fathers, mothers, teachers, and the
larger community. For this reason there will be few if any book
references. I agreed with my editor, Eugene Winslow, that the solutions
for Black boys may not be in books and studies, but in the minds of the
numerous people who work with and love our boys on a daily basis. This
book is based on all of those conversations we've had together...
the back cover
"...This is an effective
handbook for all Black people. It is
virtually a little encyclopedia. You have done an impressive and
important job." -- Gwendolyn
Brooks, Poet Laureate
"The book clearly shows that
African American parents, teachers,
administrators, business people -- in fact, all members of the
community -- are part of the conspiracy, and as such, have a role and a
countering the conditions that are destroying our youth, our future."
-- Sanyika Anwisye, Co-founder
and Director, Frederick Douglas Institute, St. Louis
Countering the Conspiracy to
Destroy Black Boys, Vol. II
by Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images
Trade Paperback, 78
pages, 5.5" x 8.5"