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  1. 1. Misguided: The Identity Crisis of Black America By Larry A. Cochran, MBA Manuscript stage 1
  2. 2. Statement of direction <ul><li>Many efforts to calm the storm in Black American have failed or become ineffective. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does history show us?
  4. 4. Community Foundation <ul><li>During times of economic and cultural struggles within the black communities, the black church along with the historical black colleges and universities have led the fight to help blacks win constitutional freedoms, political equalities, social and civil justices (Shipp & Branch, 2006). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Community Foundation <ul><li>Our Leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Where are they now? </li></ul><ul><li>Our Churches and Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>What role do they play now? </li></ul><ul><li>Our community citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>What happen to each one teach one? </li></ul>
  6. 6. High crime rates and gang violence
  7. 7. Higher unemployment
  8. 8. Lower educational achievement
  9. 9. Low economic development
  10. 10. true poverty is at an all time high. Which only means
  11. 11. Preliminary findings <ul><li>Poverty is increasing in urban settings (Knowles, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Government has not been effective in eliminating or lowering the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Community organizations have become overtly politicized </li></ul><ul><li>Churches have become political pulpits (Fitzgerald & Spohn, 2005; Wald, Owen & Hill, 1988) </li></ul><ul><li>Schools have become bureaucratic landmines (Gracey, 1972) </li></ul><ul><li>Real economic development has been abandoned </li></ul>
  12. 12. Manuscript Summary <ul><li>Why do I say misguided? Maybe its because the statistics continue to put the African American group out as the lowest in economic development, highest in unemployment, lowest in income, lowest in education, and lowest moral ability. For some invariable reason the African American has not been fully able to benefit from their relationship with America. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Table of Content <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>    The past is not just easily passed         </li></ul><ul><li>Episode 1    -    The slave master and his mistress </li></ul><ul><li>Episode 2    -    The slave masters wife and her exploits </li></ul><ul><li>Episode 3    -    From African to American </li></ul><ul><li>Episode 4    -    The privileged few       </li></ul>
  14. 14. Table of Content <ul><li>  Who do we think we are now? </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 1    -    My Story </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 2    -    Everyone has a story </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 3    -    Misguided, the idea        </li></ul>
  15. 15. Table of Content <ul><li>  How did we get here? Really? </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 4    -    Too many eras of mistrust </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 5    -    Too many negative stereotypes  </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 6    -    And then we were lab rats        </li></ul>
  16. 16. Table of Content <ul><li>  Where do we go from here?         </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 7    -    There is a way forward </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 8    -    Outliers is an important idea </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 9    -    A single kitchen approach </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 10  -    Call to action </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary of misused terms </li></ul><ul><li>Index </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Knowles, F (October 1, 2009) Poverty rate up 14% in state in 9 years, Chicago Suntimes morning edition, News Section </li></ul><ul><li>Gracey, H (1972) Curriculum or Craftsman: Elementary school teachers in a bureaucratic system, The University of Chicago Press </li></ul><ul><li>Shipp, S., & Branch, C. (2006). Local Residents' Wishes and Black College/Black Church Community Development Corporations. Journal of African American Studies , 10 (3), 32-45. </li></ul><ul><li>Wald, K; Owen, D; Hill, S (June 1988) Churches as Political Communities, American Political Science Association, Volume 82 No. 2, p. 531-548 </li></ul><ul><li>Fitzgerald, S; Spohn, R (2005) Pulpits and platforms: The role of the church in determining protest among black americans, Social Forces, Volume 84, Number 2, The University of North Carolina Press </li></ul>Cited Sources
  18. 18. <ul><li>OSPI (State of Washington website, Superintendent of Public Schools - http://www.k12.wa.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>US Department of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/ </li></ul>Other Sources
  19. 19. Misguided : The Identity Crisis of Black America By Larry A. Cochran, MBA Manuscript stage 1