We Real Cool
Black Men and MasculinityBook - 2004
In this powerful new book, bell hooks arrests our attention from the first page. Her title-- We Real Cool ; her subject--the way in which both white society and weak black leaders are failing black men and youth. Her subject is taboo: "this is a culture that does not love black males: " "they are not loved by white men, white women, black women, girls or boys. And especially, black men do not love themselves . How could they? How could they be expected to love, surrounded by so much envy, desire, and hate?"