by Amos N. Wilson
Black on Black violence: The psychodynamics of Black self-annihilation in the Service of White Domination represents a distinct milestone in criminology and Afrikan Studies. Its explanatory perspectives on the socio-psychological and politico-economic causes of Black on Black violence are exceptionally insightful, incisive and iconoclastic. The psychodynamics of the Black on Black criminal are presented here with a depth and clarity rarely seen before.
The main thesis of this book is that the operational existence of Black on Black violence in the United States is psychologically and economically mandated by the White American-dominated status quo. The criminalization of the Black American male is a psycho-politically engineered process designed to maintain the dependency and relative powerlessness of the Afrikan American and Pan Afrikan communities.
Black on Black violence, however, moves far beyond blaming the victimizer. Its meticulous and painstaking exposure of the psychosocial and intrapsychical dynamics of Black on Black criminality is startlingly revealing. Its analyses of the collective psyches of both the White American and Black American communities are unsparingly and powerfully instructive. The reader will not be left unmoved.
Although Professor Wilson argues that Black on Black violence is orchestrated by White America’s need to maintain its oppressive domination of Black America, and of Western Europe’s need to continue—without end—its economic exploitation of Africa, he also contends that the ending of Black on Black violence is the primary, if not sole, responsibility of Afrikan people in America and abroad. This book, in revealing the anatomy of Black on Black violence, simultaneously lays the practical, intellectual and political foundations for its social eradication.
Paperback: 204 pages