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My brother Moochie, regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South, Issac J. Bailey

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My brother Moochie, regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South, Issac J. Bailey
Language
eng
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
My brother Moochie
Oclc number
1020293896
Responsibility statement
Issac J. Bailey
Sub title
regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South
Summary
"At the age of nine, Issac J. Bailey saw his hero, his eldest brother, taken away in handcuffs, not to return from prison for thirty-two years. Bailey tells the story of their relationship and of his experience living in a family suffering from guilt and shame. Drawing on sociological research as well as his expertise as a journalist, he seeks to answer the crucial question of why Moochie and many other young black men--including half of the ten boys in his own family--end up in the criminal justice system. What roles to poverty, race, and faith play? What effect does living in the South, in the Bible Belt, have? And why is their experience undersood as an acceptable trope for black men ...?--Front flap of jacket
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