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4.0 out of 5 stars Enough, may shed light not on just the struggles, but maybe, the solutions, 24 Jan 2008
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Carmell Landings (Kent) - See all my reviews
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Juan Williams says in his new book: Enough, 'Many African-American leaders have lost touch with a hallmark of the civil rights movement--the tradition of self-empowerment.' Juan Williams is a senior correspondent for NPR and a political analyst for Fox News Channel. But as much as you might like Juan Williams, you may take serious issues with some of what he alleges about the African-American community in this book. In a nutshell, he says that the Black community is lacking in personal responsibility. He writes that the African-American community is trapped in an endless mind set cycle of victim hood, lacks the moral courage of self-help, suffers from poor and corrupt leadership, is sorrowfully fooling itself if it thinks it's going to get reparations, and is woefully held hostage in a culture of failure. Williams adds that the African-American community has lost touch with traditional values that have seen us through in the past--self-help, strong families, and a belief in GOD. Juan speaks about Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the NAACP, accusing all of selling out the community for a buck (if not more), and neither doing or saying anything about the real problems that African-Americans face. Williams also discusses Harvard Law School Prof. Charles Ogletree; the late, great attorney Johnnie Cochran; and veteran Michigan Congressman John Conyers for their efforts to bring about reparations, saying it's a waste of time and a fool's errand. Are they some of the phoney leaders Williams is referring to? 'Though controversial, I gave it four stars because of the redeeming qualities this book can have. To promote and fight for improving education for children. Demand community action on issues like crime, the elderly and quality of life. The African-American community has a long, proud history, and maybe Juan Williams book: Enough, may shed light not on just the struggles, but maybe, the solutions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Critical Analysis Of Black Culture in America, 10 Jan 2008
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M. A. Ramos (Florida USA) - See all my reviews
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NPR correspondent Juan Williams builds upon Bill Cosby's controversial 2004 speech to address problems within the African American community. He blames pervasive economic, education, and crime woes on negative role models and self-defeating behavior. The author also criticizes as misguided the efforts of black leaders, and urges a return to traditional values.

It seems that many today have forgotten the sacrifices made by many during the civil rights movements. These brave person even moved forward knowing that they faced the possibility of death itself just so that future generations could have a chance at a better education. Just a note, the book does contain some strong language.
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