The Psychology of Racism (Vol. I)

Made in America: The Psychological Evolution of the Black Male 


As the collective soul of American society continues to evolve, it seems our Country has become more racially-divided than ever before. From police brutality, to race-riots, to media propaganda, it seems that in recent times, racism has triggered increased levels of separation, hostility, and resentment amongst American citizens. As with all previous generations of America’s young existence, racial conflict continues to be the most damaging issue facing our Nation.


In Volume I of this three-part book series, The Psychology of Racism tackles the controversial subject of racism by meticulously dissecting and examining the insidious psychological connection between Black male underachievement (i.e. high school drop-out, unemployment, criminality, life-expectancy, and psychological dysfunction) and American racism.



negrophobia

Prose. Plots. Politics: Poems.

The 21-Laws or eRACISM: The Complete Series 

Volumes 1-3

The 21-Laws or eRACISM: (Volume 3)                                 Learning Racial Intelligence 

CANT CULTURE
The Social Engineering of Black Male Failure 
...and a Solution to the Problem

The 21-LAWS of eRACISM: (Volume 1)

Unlearning Inferiority 

Journey to the American Dream

A 21-Day Survival Guide for Overcoming Racism


The goal of this workbook is to help Black males become invulnerable to racism. A Black male is invulnerable to racism when he possesses a mental state that does not allow racial stigma to confuse his mind, intimidate his heart, and damage his spirit. This workbook contains hundreds of activities and specific strategies that can assist any Black male in effectively processing racism, stigma, and discrimination. The exercises and activities in this book will help a Black male remain confident, focused, motivated, and resilient on his journey to the American Dream!


WORKBOOK TOPICS INCLUDE:

Bringing Empowering Meaning to the Black Struggle

Everyday Strategies for Coping with Racism

Coping with the Challenges of Poverty

Forgiving Your Father

Dealing with Your Mother’s Emotions

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Identifying Your Strengths as a Black Male

Constructing Your Personal Life Vision


THIS WORKBOOK ALSO INCLUDES: Powerful Quotes from Black American Males Black History Facts and Accomplishments Dozens of Photos and Pictures

CANT CULTURE

The Social Engineering of Black Male Failure

...and a Solution to the Problem

CANT CULTURE was created by ideas. It was built around the collective Black male’s idea that, “the world is unfair to us”, “we have no control over our futures”, and “therefore we have little worth”.  This idea was built into the Black male psyche via the social mechanisms of American Racism, National Stigma, and Systemic Discrimination.


The CANT CULTURE ideology expresses itself through goal avoidance, withdrawal, self-sabotage, minimal long-term planning, and the avoidance of responsibility. These counter-productive coping behaviors serve the purpose of COLLECTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL ADAPTION to an unfair and threatening social environment. These collective maladaptive coping behaviors serve the purpose of minimizing the fear, stress, sadness, anger, and frustration connected to the frequent and intense experiencing of social stigma and-marginalization. 

The purpose of this book is to re-socialize Black males into a classification of American citizen that is capable of success and expected to succeed.  The identity and image of these prototypical Black males will be linked to a set of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that will reverse the trend of negative life outcomes Black males characteristically encounter.

The White Superiority Complex is a socially constructed mental framework founded on the assumption that White Americans are superior (intelligence, ambition, work-ethic, etc.) to Black Americans. This Superiority Complex (perspective, belief system, and worldview) is the direct result of White Americans achieving greater social success than Black Americans in every generation of America’s short existence. This gap in social success however is not the result of Black Inferiority as the White Superiority Complex chooses to assume. This gap in social success is unarguably the direct result of systematic cultural arraignments and social accommodations (i.e. the unfair distribution of resources, access, and opportunities). As a result of the insidious nature of American Racism, the tactical workings of Systemic Discrimination goes undetected by many White Americans. As a result, many White Americans have slowly psychologized their success as being purely the result of personal effort, ambition, intellect, and ability. This obliviousness or deliberate denial of the impact of prearranged privileges and social accommodations on White America’s success has resulted in a deep-seated ideology of White Superiority.  The purpose of this manual is to assist White Americans in the psychological process of understanding Systemic Discrimination and Unlearning Superiority.


 

"Using psychological science to create equal opportunities to the American Dream" 

The 21-LAWS of eRACISM: (Volume 1)
Unlearning Inferiority

A storybook for teens and adults, the Art and Science of American Racism uses the power of information and the allure of illustration to narrate the chronicles of American Racism.

Prepare to visualize the saga behind the numbers and the story behind the data.

Dear Parent,

Many mothers and fathers have hopes of their children not growing up to be racist adults. Despite this altruistic dream, most children learn to be racist at a very young age. As a parent, you may think that if you avoid talking about racism and refrain from using racial slurs in the home, your children will not grow up to be American racists. This avoidance, even with the purest of intentions, will not protect your child from the racial conditioning of the mass media and other social influences. Simply put, avoiding the “race talk” is not the cure or answer for raising a non-racist child. Why? Because children are not colorblind. They see race just as clearly as adults. With this ability to see differences in skin color comes curiosity and questioning.

Because of fear, political correctness, and a host of other personality factors, many parents choose not to discuss race with their children. This lack of dialogue about the complex subjects of race and racism results in many children being left on their own to piece together the profoundly complex puzzle of American race relations.

The intersection between race, American culture, and human nature is very complex. Because of this complexity, leaving a child on their own to wander the maze of American Racism can be a dangerous parenting strategy. This type of parenting approach will likely result in the young inquisitive mind coming up with problematic conclusions to their race-based questions and curiosities. Without strategic parental guidance, the reasoning capacities of the developing child can consciously and subconsciously travel down the path of prejudice and discrimination.

The purpose of this book is to provide parents and teachers with a gateway or platform for having the “race talk” with their children. Essentially, this story should be viewed as a pathway to deeper communications about race and racism. Furthermore, this book serves the purpose of instilling into children the notion that all people are equal no matter the color of their skin!

Some parents may wish to read this book with or to their child and answer questions along the way. Other parents may choose to allow their child to read the book on their own and then engage in discussion afterwards. There is no right or wrong approach. Whatever approach you take as a parent, just make certain you are intentional about steering your child’s thoughts and feelings down the path of equality and fairness.

The 21-Laws or eRACISM: (Volume 2)                               Unlearning Superiority

The 21-Laws or eRACISM: (Volume 2) Unlearning Superiority

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The 55 Golden Rules
Mentoring Black Male Students One Step at a Time

The Spectacular Spectacle

The Invisibla Gears of Systemic Discrimination

The Complete eRACISM Series VOLUMES I-III

VOLUME I
Unlearning Inferiority: A Manual for Black Americans

VOLUME II
Unlearning Superiority: A Manual for White Americans

VOLUME III
Learning Racial Intelligence: A Manual for All Americans 

Internalized Stigma occurs when a Black American begins to believe and accept the negative labels society has placed on their racial group. The purpose of internalized stigma is to condition Black Americans to think, feel, and behave in a manner (e.g. impulsive and externalizing behaviors, self-sabotage, withdrawal, goal avoidance, escapism, etc.) that justifies racism and discrimination (i.e. you are ignorant and inferior so I have a right to withhold your opportunities, access, and resources). This manual also serves the purpose of helping Black Americans “un-internalize” the messages of inferiority many of them accept and believe.  


THIS MANUAL PROVIDES SPECIFIC STRATEGIES FOR: 1. Un-internalizing racism and stigma. 2. Enhancing your self-esteem as a Black American. 3. Tapping into your natural strengths. 4. Overcoming racism in the workplace

The 21-Laws or eRACISM 

The Complete Series Volumes 1-3

Systemic Discrimination is like organized crime - it does not exist.

The purpose of this book is to outline the impact Systemic Discrimination has on the life outcomes of Black Americans. This book meticulously dissects and examines the specific processes by which Systemic Discrimination influences the educational, social, and economic progress of Black Americans. This book strategically utilizes history, statistics, and empirical research to help the reader come to terms with the stark reality that Systemic Discrimination creates social barriers which complicate the forward progress of Black Americans. This book outlines and details how Black America’s generational trajectory towards underachievement runs parallel with America’s generational tendency to withhold and take away resources from its Black American citizens.

Systemic Discrimination (like an abusive and unfair parent) is to blame for Black America’s (the abused child) underachievement. In contrast, it is Black America’s (the abused child) responsibility to heal from its abusive past and move boldly and confidently into the future. The purpose of this book is not to BLAME Systemic Discrimination for the totality of Black America’s issues. In contrary, the purpose of this book is to hold Systemic Discrimination RESPONSIBLE for the part it does play in the persistent pattern of poor life outcomes on the part of Black Americans.

EPS

The EducPsychoSocial Mentoring Model

The Art and Science of America Racism
A Visual Storybook for Teens and Adults

negrophobia

Prose. Plots. Politics. Poems.


The BULLY Named Racism

The BULLY Named Racism

The 21-Laws or eRACISM: (Volume 3)    

Learning Racial Intelligence

Negro (n).

1. A member of a dark-skinned group of peoples originally native to the continent of Africa.


Phobia (n).

1. An extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.


Negrophobia (n).

1. To possess an extreme conscious and subconscious fear of Black Americans.2. To harbor an unwarranted dread and concern about the potential experiencing of a loss of power as a result of Black American progress.

3. The repeated experiencing of paralyzing anxiety at the thought of suffering a loss of resources as a result of Black American progress.

4. The irrational unwillingness to engage in power sharing with Black Americans.

5. To fretful engage in discriminatory practices for the sake of blocking the social progress of Black Americans.


Mystically haunted and politically humanitarian, Negrophobia merges violence, romance, politics, and religion for the purpose of conveying a holistic perspective of “Black Life”. This poetic manifesto creatively narrates a tale of poverty, fatherlessness, violence, drugs, gang life, gangsta rap, racism, and a myriad of other Black American experiences. This novel of prose vividly illustrates the tears, anger, and anxiety that circulates through the social and psychological systems of Black Americans.


The stereotypical narratives, political principles, and philosophical assumptions included in Negrophobia, function as thought-provoking street parables. These street parables are like short stories and biographical sonnets that represent the story behind Black America’s struggle for equality and progress.<><>An arraignment of urban dialect, street vernacular, and inner-city scholarship come together to describe the unified archetypal perspectives shared by many Black Americans. In short, Negrophobia presents a symposium of stimulating ideas and unconventional conceptualizations of Black America’s unrelenting attempts to experience democracy within our republic.

The 55 Golden Rules

Mentoring Black Male Students One Step at a Time


In order for a mentor to effectively impact his Black male mentee, he has to have a working knowledge base that informs his conceptualization of the Black male experience. As a school psychologist and director of a racially-contextualized leadership development program, I have spent thousands of hours case managing the educational journeys of Black male college students. During this time I have been able to observe, research, organize, and catalog the educational, institutional, social, and psychological experiences of the Black male college student.

The depth of qualitative data I have gathered during this time of advising, mentoring, and counseling these students has been personally ground breaking as it has afforded me the opportunity to identify the common threats, risks, and barriers Black males encounter on their educational paths. Over the course of my experiences I have also been able to identify common approaches and mentoring modalities that effectively build into Black males the psychological skill-set necessary to “do” college.

The purpose of this manual is to assist mentors in gaining a deeper understanding of the intersection of race, racism, and Black male underachievement. This manual provides vantage points, philosophies, and approaches mentors can incorporate when working with Black males. 

QUESTION: What is Racial Intelligence?

ANSWER: Racial Intelligence represents an individual's ability to understand the concepts of race and racism in a way that prevents the production of issues in your interactions with individuals from other racial groups. 

The 21-LAWS outlined in this manual serve as principles and approaches for increasing your Racial Intelligence. These 21-LAWS represent viewpoints, perspectives, and actions individuals can employ to raise their Racial Intelligence. These 21-LAWS are instruments and tools that can build into the reader, a valuable social skill-set as it relates to understanding and responding to matters of race and racism. As more Americans begin to increase their Racial Intelligence, more people from all racial groups will begin to experience increased justice and equality - no matter the color of their skin.

EPS

The EduPsychoSocial Mentoring Program Model

Black males enter college academically under-prepared, psychologically under-equipped, socially under-affirmed, and economically under-resourced. This rainbow of risk factors combine to produce a socially-engineered predisposition for academic failure. Although Black males come to college with the traditional student risk factors, their risk rate is multiplied by the addition of social barriers.

The EPS Mentoring Model focuses on providing Black male students with the information and motivation necessary for overcoming race-related and non-race-related academic barriers. The EPS Mentoring Model utilizes a guided curriculum, critical dialogue, and empowering relationships to transfer barrier-breaking levels of hope, wisdom, and inspiration to Black male students.

Since its inception in 2012, this EPS Mentoring Model has served 200 Black male students and has consistently achieved positive results. Both quantitative and qualitative data show that the EPS Mentoring Model has positively impacted Black male engagement, academic achievement, and life-skill development. The academic performance of this group indicates that the psychoeducational information and relational learning model utilized by the EPS Mentoring Model has a direct impact on not only academic performance but also student morale, motivation, focus, resilience, and optimism. This impact can be validated by data analysis which indicates that Black males who participate in this program have higher successful course completion rates and grade point averages than Black males who do not participate in the program.

The purpose of this manual is to provide the reader with the specific concrete steps necessary for replicating the EPS Mentoring Model at any institution or organization that serves Black males (e.g. K-12, community colleges, universities, HBCUs, church youth groups, halfway houses, juvenile detention centers, adult correctional facilities, etc.).

The Psychology of Racism (Vol. I)

Made in America: The Psychological Evolution of the Black Male 

The Art and Science of America Racism

A Visual Storybook for Teens and Adults

The Spectacular Spectacle
The Invisibla Gears of Systemic Discrimination

Journey to the American Dream
A 21-Day Survival Guide for Overcoming Racism