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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Black Vanguards and Black Gangsters

Steven R. Cureton is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. According to the publisher, Dr. Cureton's book "examines the extent to which black gangsterism is a product of civil rights gains, community transition, black flight, social activism, and failed grassroots social movement groups. Unfortunately, the voice of the ghetto was politically tempered, silenced, ignored, and at times rebuked by a black leadership that seemed to be preoccupied with a middle-class integrationist agenda. As a result, a once strong sense of universal brotherhood became fractured and the mood of the oppressed shifted to confusion only to be tempered by relentless frustration, out of which emerged black gangs."

Selected chapters include: 8. To Overcome or Be Over-run: Civil Rights Movement and Black Power, --14. The Emergent Gangsterism Perspective: Manhood Is Essential as the Air I Breathe, and --16. Gangs By Any Other Name: Omega Fraternalism and Hoover Gangsterism.

The University Libraries has Black Vanguards and Black Gangsters: From Seeds of Discontent to a Declaration of War in both print and as an e-book.

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