Sarah's Reviews > Black Rage: Two Black Psychiatrists Reveal the Full Dimensions of the Inner Conflicts and the Desperation of Black Life in the United States

Black Rage by Price M. Cobbs
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Feb 24, 2010

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bookshelves: social-sciences, scholarly, for-class-bachelors

Read 8 1/2 of the 10 chapters of this book for class. Never had a chance to finish the rest, and now I'd rather read other things. This was an interesting book, though I fail to see what makes it a psychiatry book, because it seems more like plain psychology (not a lot of mention of medicines). At times I felt taken aback by just how Black Nationalist it was, and also how it literally views the US as only black and white, but that's appropriate for 1968, when it was written. I'd be interested in seeing each chapter re-examined and re-written for now, where the US concerns itself with three colors: black, white, and "Mexican" (meaning, to most Americans, anyone brown who speaks or should speak Spanish). It was disheartening to see how much of the problems outlined in the book still exist today, and how little we've moved forward since slavery or since civil rights.

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Reading Progress

February 24, 2010 – Started Reading
February 24, 2010 – Shelved
March 10, 2010 – Finished Reading
June 11, 2011 – Shelved as: social-sciences
November 1, 2012 – Shelved as: scholarly
September 5, 2016 – Shelved as: for-class-bachelors

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Robert Mason The rage is a reaction to Caucasian's fear of genetic annihilation. America is getting browner by the minute and white people can't except it.

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