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Barriers to Rebuilding the African American Community

Understanding the Issues Facing Today’s African Americans from a Social Work Perspective

Tywan Ajani

Barriers to Rebuilding the African American Community explores the major threats and roots affecting both America’s most racially polarized periods as well as the major issues plaguing the African American community. The author provides intelligent insight into the deeper roots of America’s long history and struggle with racism as well as the solution. The author shows how a background investigation of medical science, culture, and social policy can propel or subdue an entire people group, and examines research on A.C.E.S. (Adverse Childhood Experiences), which affects all communities regardless of race. This book is an exciting and well-researched exposeì into one of America’s most electrifying socio-political movements.

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6 It’s More Than Just a Black Thing; It’s Women, Children, and More


6It’s More Than Just a Black Thing; It’s Women, Children, and More

The plight of black America is larger than just a plea for racial equality but is also a plea for social justice for all minority groups. It would be unjust to avoid mentioning the gross mistreatment that women have also experienced in the United States. They have had their share of sexual abuse, harassment, and lower paid jobs than males with the same credentials, training, and experience. There is a growing population of Americans that are becoming increasingly irate with the myriad of injustices that are prevalent among both women and minorities.

This book will highlight both some of those facts and the events validating this epic movement. The plight of black America is also a plight for women Americans especially female veterans and other minority groups.

Sexual Harassment

Despite the United States being one of the most civilized and advanced nations that has ever existed on planet Earth, women have suffered and are still suffering both sexual harassment and workplace discrimination in the very country that prides itself on freedom. A brief fact check reveals that freedom from oppression for both sexes and gender equality are more of a national propaganda ←45 | 46→than a reality. With so many cases of unresolved sexual traumatic experiences and victim-shaming and blaming of women, where does one begin? It would perhaps be fitting to start with the mistreatment of the female military...

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