Critical Thoughts Publishing Release New Book "Destroy the Perceptions: Liberate from the Residue of Slavery in a Changing Society"

New York, NY, September 03, 2013 --( Critical Thoughts Publishing releases the first in the Blacknesia™ series… written to address societal changes in the wake of the shifting landscape in America and the impact on Black people, in particular, Black men.

"Destroy the Perceptions," a non-fiction book provides insight into the contemporary Black male experience, by posing questions, as well as critiquing Black thought and behavior with the aim of re-energizing conversation within the Black communities. The book touches on topics, which appear to be on the tongue of most in the Black community. But because of various impediments, including fear of being considered not Black enough, Internalized racial oppression and Black denial do not express thoughts or take up conversations, as it might be deemed anti-social, anti-American, possibly anti-Black or anti-white in a supposedly post racial climate.

In this changing American landscape, with new movements (Latino and LGBT) displacing the Black agenda, the question is posed where do Black men stand? "Destroy The Perceptions" provides a frame work for answers and solutions to address the many impediments affecting the quality of life of a significant number of people of African descent in this space known as America. "Destroy The Perceptions" encourages dialogue to foster critical thinking. Looking at the complex and diverse populations recognized as the Black community. Moreover, asking Black men to look at their space more critically in this contemporary environment to address issues of self, family, and the community.

“The facing of so vast a prejudice could not but bring the inevitable self-questioning, self-disparagement, and lowering of ideals, which ever accompany repression and breed in an atmosphere of contempt and hate.” —W.E.B. Du Bois

About the Author

Baaki Tafiti Bell is the Founder and Publisher of Blackvillages Magazine and recipient of the NAACP 2012 W.E.B Du Bois Journalism Award (S.Burlington) and currently is Executive Director of the Tafiti Institute for Culture Awareness and Social Progression.

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