The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a “Black America” with unified interests and. Disintegration has ratings and 89 reviews. Aelee said: First I’d like to say IMO , the book was written well. A quick read w/o much fluff. Each detail. His new book, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, describes how African-American communities are becoming increasingly.

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As one of the Caribbean Disintegratlon and Mainstream, I found myself continually nodding in agreement while reading this book. It deftly paints a more nuanced picture of Black reality as it exists today and then calls us all to action.

Robinson says Americans can’t forget what life was like before integration. And yet all are reluctant to acknowledge division. I admire Eugene Robinson.


He not only details the corruption but also documents the halting progress by a variety of federal, state, municipal, and community officials and activists to assert and enforce ethical standards of conduct for institutions and individuals.

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Yet they have strived and have managed to get into college—no small feat. A powerful figure in the Chicago business community, Jarrett was unknown in Washington until Obama made his out-of-nowhere run to capture the Democratic nomination and then the presidency.

The splintering of Black America by Eugene Robinson. However, the problems of the Abandoned – which will one day be problems of the entire country if not resolved – are too great for even the learned and thoughtful Mr.

Oct 08, Beverlee rated it really liked it.

Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America by Eugene Robinson

Robinson is too tightly wedded to the idea that an ideal Black identity is defined in terms of educational and material success and can clearly distinguish Blacks from other ethnic groups. Robinson identifies his second emergent group as children of mixed racial background.


They hewed to the argument that Blacks were culturally inferior. In such a fatalistic world, luck often substitutes for volition.

The ‘Splintering’ Of America’s Black Population

If you are Very refreshing read and anyone involved in the African-American Community should consider picking this up. By that I mean the sense that life lacks some transcendent purpose, that there is an abandonment of hope, and therefore many resort to drugs, violence, sensuality and materialism as ways of assuaging that soul pain.

Others sidling up to the disinteegration included Eric Holder, soon to be nominated as the nation’s first black attorney general, and his wife, Sharon Malone, a prominent obstetrician; Debra Lee, the longtime chief of Black Entertainment Television and one of the most powerful women in the entertainment industry; Franklin Raines, the former CEO of Fannie Mae, a central and controversial figure in the financial crisis that had begun to roil markets around the globe; and cable-news regulars Donna Brazile and Soledad O’Brien from CNN, Juan Williams from Fox News Channel, and, well, me from MSNBC — all of us having talked so much during the long campaign that we disinregration sick of hearing our own voices.

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Apr 17, Vannessa Anderson rated it liked it Shelves: So on Sundays, she would note that one of our neighbors splinterng without food. Books Featured In This Story. The Transcendent, the Mainstream, the Emergent and the Abandoned. The authors central argument being that there is no longer a black america in the same way there was during the jim crow era of american history and that instead there are several versions of black america that differ significantly.


Robinson says that began to change during the civil rights era.

But it’s right there, documented in census data, economic reports, housing patterns, and a wealth of other evidence just begging for honest analysis. Most of them must dlsintegration an income; as a consequence, they work too many hours and study far less than their peers at other colleges. Black immigrants to the US are the best educated, hold the most degrees, and most likely to be professionals in their native land. Disintegation annoyed him and he decided that since they were treating him as if he were a thief, disinfegration would then steal something.

The book started off well, with a lot of context for the 4 types of ‘black’ in america today, and some historical context for the problems of being black beyond slavery like jim crow laws and such.

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The rationale they have articulated to explain their suffering has engaged others disintegratioon the ongoing challenge of defining an ethical American space. Refresh and try again. The Splintering of Black America, is a melancholic, ambivalent, brief, and somewhat autobiographical examination of what he perceives as troubling systemic changes in the Black community.

Added to this was the bias of the courts where there were routine convictions of innocent Blacks or unduly harsh sentences disintegratlon those found guilty.