Invisible Man, Got The Whole World Watching by Mychal Denzel Smith

Thanks to my good brother Rich for letting me borrow this. The book is very well put together. It also is a good length; not too short and not too long. I loved reading this book, but there were some parts that threw me off. The author’s view on homosexuality and black fatherhood were interesting to say the least.

The book goes through Mychal’s upbringing and his love for radicalism. He was very fond of Malcolm X and wanted to revolutionize his surroundings. Choosing Hampton U as his canvas, he quickly realizes the plight of the African American male. He made valid points about the state of black women and how black men cannot possibly hope to get ahead without addressing our dismissal of our women (Loved that portion of the book as I come from a single parent home and 3 sisters). His piece about Barack Obama stood out as he noted Obama was “allowed” by white America because they knew he would not disrupt the natural order of the system. Mychal also dissects hip hop, racism, politics, and many more topics in the book.

Overall, I would say this is a solid book. It’s not as long, so give it a shot! It will definitely keep you entertained and raise awareness of your history of African American men and women.

 

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