A Marginalized Voice: Devalued, Dismissed, Disenfranchised & Demonized

· Callista Casey Publishing

About this ebook

The downpour of death and destruction flooding that life path of Black boys makes them prime candidates to be placed on the Endangered People's List. To be young, Black, a male, and muted is a recipe for living with an emotional and potentially a mental disorder. Too often blinded by frustration, Black boys are angry, confused, and disconnected. Like pain, calling attention to illness in the body, A Marginalized Voice draws attention to systemic harmful practices and social ills. Many practitioners (parents, educators, program personnel, and health professionals) believe they are providing well-meaning solutions for those struggles faced by Black boys. More often than not, most fail to understand the vicious cycle Black boys struggle to escape. A Marginalized Voice uncovers those deleterious practices authored by well-meaning supporters whose actions contribute to the pathology dependence many Black boys find themselves locked in. The book illuminates the invisible chains of marginalization used to trap Black boys. Reginald Williams uses real-life chronicles to deliver the sobering truth about practices and principles paralyzing Black boys. The narrated stories represent the only empirical data needed to educate the miseducated. A Marginalized Voice challenges claimed leaders to step forward and educate themselves on the depth of the complex issues. It pushes leaders to be brazen enough to collaboratively forge forth to facilitate the change needed to impact the lives of Black boys. The abolitionist Frederick Douglass said: "It's easier to build strong children than repair broken men." A Marginalized Voice begins the process of building strong Black boys; it's the start of a conversation that will push for a movement so that the world will see and hear Black Boys Speak.

About the author

Reginald Williams is a behavioral interventionist, national speaker, consultant, and trainer on marginalization, emotional identity, and cognitive identification. Reginald is a faithful disrupter of systemic structures. He's dedicated the past seventeen years educating and being educated by young men of color trapped in impoverished predicaments. He has spearheaded youth programming, consulted with organizations to include alternative schools, and served as a critical team member in building initiatives to support Black boys.

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