If you are one of the millions
of people who are searching for the African American dream, the book, In Search of Black America: Discovering the African American Dream by David J. Dent will not help you with the search.
The title of this book caught my attention, but the content loss it as soon
as I began reading it. I now know there is plenty of truth in the old saying
you can not judge a book by its cover. From the title, I assumed that I was going
to get some insight into something I, as an African American, missed growing up to obtain my dream. Instead I read about men and women of color growing up in upper and middle class neighborhoods living upper
and middle class lives.
What I did discover
from this book is that we (meaning African Americans) are basically all the same no matter where we live. In every state and/or city of America, there are upper, middle and lower class neighborhoods of color.
By the way,
from reading this book I also was unable to discover what made the author, David J. Dent, the authority of what the
African American dream is and how to go about obtaining it.
The Nubian Circle Book Club rating for In Search of
Black America: Discovering the African American Dream is 2 out of 5 stars
because I was terribly disappointed with its content but intrigued by its concept. We
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