Why Are So Many Black Men in Prison? (Revised)


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5.9 X 8.8 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Demico Boothe is a bestselling author of several books, including WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK MEN IN PRISON? and THE U.S. CHILD SUPPORT SYSTEM & THE BLACK FAMILY: HOW THE SYSTEM DESTROYS BLACK FAMILIES, CRIMINALIZES BLACK MEN, AND SETS BLACK CHILDREN UP FOR FAILURE. He is considered by many to be an expert on issues dealing with the black American experience, black history, and the U.S. Prison Industrial Complex. He resides in Memphis, TN.Demico Boothe has been contacted and interviewed by many media outlets, including CNN, The Dr. Phil Show, The Foxxhole w/Jamie Foxx (Hollywood, CA), The Commercial Appeal Newspaper (Memphis, TN), The Michael Baisden Show, Playboy Magazine, Al Jazeera The Americas, The Final Call, Upfront News w/Tony Cox, The Daily News Newspaper, The Portland Skanner, The Black Author's Network, The Sankofa Society, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine (Fairfax, VA), KPFA 91.4 Radio (Berkeley, CA), KBOO Radio (Portland, OR), 90.3 FM WHCR (New York, NY), The Thaddeus Matthews Show, Black Liberation Radio (WBLR.com), Pacific Radio (KPFT.org, Houston, TX), WVOX 1460 AM (New Rochelle, NY), The Rev. and Reggie Show, WUVS-LP 103.7 FM The Beat (Muskegon, MI), Internet Talk Radio, Real Talk w/Brother Neal, African World Books Radio (Baltimore, MD), Tree of Life Harlem Bookstore Internet Radio (Atlanta, GA), Conversations with Cogee, KLAV (Las Vegas), KJCB AM 770 Louisiana, The Village Report w/Eric Croomes, WLOK Radio (Memphis, TN), etc.


"Good Book!" --Michael Baisden, The Michael Baisden Show

"In his new book, Boothe eloquently addresses why so many black men are being incarcerated in prisons across America. He explains that U.S. politicians and the American government allow the prison industrial complex to use prisoners as cheap labor. The companies within this complex system also benefit because the federal government pays them for a variety of services. These companies therefore profit from the mass incarceration of black men. Speaking from personal experience he describes some unfortunate circumstances. He says black men are often targeted and perceived as criminals because of stereotypes on TV, and in the movies and newspapers. This hurts self-perceptions and what society thinks about black men. Boothe also talks about his own experience as a drug dealer and life behind bars. He reveals how poverty, an inferior education and limited job opportunities lead to a life of crime. Boothe admits he made bad choices along the way. But, during his 12 year jail sentence he raised his mind and changed his thinking by reading and studying a variety of books. It is this transformed thinking that freed Boothe from his emotional and spiritual jail cell." -- -- ----Tri-State Defender

"Clearly one of the most important publications regarding the plight of black males in America of the past quarter-century.....a book that is a must-read for anyone remotely interested in pulling back the layers upon layers of misinformation, ignorance and apathy both within our community and without; indeed, by those who, in the words of James Baldwin, want to see what s really going on in America." --Eric Croomes, The Village Report

"I recommend that all African-Americans read this book...I learned so much that I had to mark up my own personal copy with highlights of passages that I found profound." --Dr. Ed Yancey, Chaplain for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Professor of African and African-American Studies, University of Memphis, Strayer University

"Excellent...the unvarnished truth." --Steve Seibert, Director of Policy, Collins Center for Public Policy

"Poignant" --The Houston Press

"A most necessary literary work that deserves the immediate attention of us all."--- ---- --Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, former executive director of the NAACP, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

"This book was excellent! I learned so much that I did not know about the criminal justice system and prisons. The personal story of Mr. Boothe really grabbed me and shook me to tears, so much so that I had to invite him to speak to my students at my college for the African American Male Initiative. Mr. Boothe is an inspiration to all who have been down and out but refuse to give up, and this eye-opening literary work deserves much respect and attention from us all." --Zelema Harris, Ed.D., chancellor of St. Louis Community College, former president of Parkland College, former president of Penn Valley Community College

"I found this book to be thoughtful and enlightening, also a wonderful collection of factual information about the American criminal justice and prison systems. As a prison clergyman, I find this book to be a significant addition to my library. I can truly say that there is no inmate who would not benefit by reading Mr. Boothe's books and applying the principles." --Imam Addul-Rahman Sabir, Director, AIMC (Assisting Incarcerated Muslims Corp.)