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kindle í The Beast Side Living and Dying While Black in America Ï Hardcover read ↠ johnscyclingdiary ´ ❮Download❯ ➼ The Beast Side Living and Dying While Black in America ➾ Author D. Watkins – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk A NewLy predatory lawmen Throughout it all he pursued his education earning a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University while staying rooted in his communityWhen black residents of Balti finally decided they had had enough after the brutal killing of twenty five year old Freddie Gray while in police custody Watkins was on the streets when the city erupted He writes about his bleeding hometown with the razor sharp insights of someone who bleeds along with it Here are true dispatches from the other side of America The Beast Side is an amazingly fresh and honest look at black culture in East Balti from an ex drug dealer turned Hopkins grad and now English professor Where Ta Nehisi Coates fails to blame anyone but white people for the poverty and problems of poor black neighborhoods Watkins provides a critical assessment of his own culture He takes a hard raw look at the drug culture poor inner city schools and bad policing He decries problems inherent to his culture such as rap artists glorifying gang life and the ill treatment of women Watkins takes responsibility than any other writer I have read for the problems in his neighborhood while still honestly talking about the effects of white culture and racism His discussion of the failing Balti city schools that serve as a funnel into the prisons and the allure of selling crack in communities that are jobless and isolated are especially informative Overall Watkins is saying the things I wish journalists would say about inner city communities as he exposes the problems but doesn't place the blame solely on white privilege

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Rleston South Carolina Suddenly the entire country Beast Side Living ePUB #9734 awakened to a stark fact African Americans particularly young black men are an endangered speciesNow the country’s urban war zone is brought powerfully to life by a rising young literary talent D Watkins The author fought his way up on the east side the “beast side” of Beast Side Living and Dying Kindle Balti Maryland or “Body Murderland” as his friends call it surviving murderous business rivals in the drug trade and eual Absolutely phenomenal Best book I have read this year While I would recommend this to anyone and everyone it held special meaning to me as someone who lives right outside of Balti and visits mainly for concerts movies at the Charles or the Senator and cultural events I knew the space I knew the areas as an outsider but none of it was made so real and personal to me until reading Watkins' essays

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The Beast Side Living and Dying While Black in AmericaA New York Side Living MOBI #245 Times Best SellerSearing Dispatches from the Urban Zones Where African American Men Have Become an Endangered SpeciesTo many in the age of Obama America had succeeded in “going beyond race” putting the divisions of the past behind us And then seventeen The Beast MOBI #233 year old Trayvon Martin was shot by a wannabe cop in Florida and then eighteen year old Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri and then Balti blew up and then gunfire shattered a prayer meeting at a church in Cha Actually a 45 rating D Watkins is a smart thoughtful and entertaining writer His essays bring to life the struggles of black America and specifically black Balti I chose not to give this book a 5 star rating because some of the essays were repetitive one of the endings of an essay discusses his hope for a racist cop to be raped in jail repeatedly then to die by suicide This may seem like a small thing in a book filled with strong essays and maybe it is but I struggle with wishing rape on anyone even terrible peopleEven so PLEASE read this book It is an amazing collection of essays I cannot wait to see and read what D Watkins will be putting out in the future