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We Real Cool, by bell hooks

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2013 at 4:27 AM
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Since it appears this is 'race discussion week' again, here's a link to a book by bell hooks, that's now avaible free online:

We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity


Chapter 1: Plantation patriarchy
Chapter 2: Gangsta culture: a piece of the action
Chapter 3: Schooling black males
Chapter 4: Don't make me hurt you: black male violence
Chapter 5: It's a dick thing: beyond sexual acting out
Chapter 6: From angry boys to angry men
Chapter 7: Waiting for daddy to come home: black male parenting
Chapter 8: Doing the work of love
Chapter 9: Healing the hurt
Chapter 10: The coolness of being real

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Aestas
by Gold Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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Ooh, thanks for the tip that it's available for free. I love bell hooks. Feminism is for Everybody is one of my favorites. There are also some good interviews with her available on Youtube. Here's one I like a lot (this is part 1--it's worth watching the whole thing, which is 8 parts in total):

Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.

Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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Quoting Aestas:

Ooh, thanks for the tip that it's available for free. I love bell hooks. Feminism is for Everybody is one of my favorites. There are also some good interviews with her available on Youtube. Here's one I like a lot (this is part 1--it's worth watching the whole thing, which is 8 parts in total):

Raises interesting questions.

Such as "Should popular culture be the forum where these ideas mainly battle it out, or ought a majority of adults be prepared to crack open a non-fiction book from time to time?"

C'mon, if 57% of Americans over the age of 25 have gained entrance to a college and done at least some study at that level (LINK), is it unreasonable to expect them to read books?

momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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I haven't read this, but I like her writing, so I'll be checking it out.  

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jul. 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

 bump

free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on Jul. 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM

 Looks interesting.

free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on Jul. 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM

 Thanks for posting.

Aestas
by Gold Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM

BUMP!

IAMmomtotrips
by Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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I love Bell Hooks! She was a visit professor at GSU when I was attending and I got to take her class in Race and Education! She was amazing and I read this book as part of the class!
JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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I will read this.
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Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Jul. 28, 2013 at 4:42 PM
Quoting IAMmomtotrips:

I love Bell Hooks! She was a visit professor at GSU when I was attending and I got to take her class in Race and Education! She was amazing and I read this book as part of the class!

Which chapter would you recommend as being most accessible and interesting, for those unfamiliar with her work, and wanting to dip a toe in before deciding whether to read the whole thing?

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