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: Two Black Psychiatrists Reveal the Full Dimensions of the Inner Conflicts and the Desperation of Black Life in the United States
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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