Unemployment as conduit of black self-hate: Pathogenic rates of black male homicide via legacy of the antebellum

Ronald E. Hall, Jesenia M. Pizarro

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Abstract

Commensurate with unemployment as conduit of Black self-hate is Black male aggression directed at racial peers. Consumed by poverty and most importantly unemployment, Black males have internalized norms via legacy of the antebellum that embrace violence. Their ability to obtain gainful employment can serve as a powerful alternative to the pathologizing influence of self-hate and to approaches emphasizing homicide to the exclusion of others. To reverse the trends, successful Blacks must be willing to mentor those less fortunate by being personally or actively involved. Their existence as role models can help decrease self-hate until such time as mentees can become permanently and gainfully employed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-665
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Black Studies
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Antebellum
  • Black male
  • Homicide
  • Self-hate
  • Unemployment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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