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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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1) Name the issues that the African American community at large are facing that this book highlights?

2) Distinguish the perpetual (ongoing) issues from the (acute) or right now issues?

3) The author provides some of his suggestions to overcoming the barriers facing the African American community. What are some of yours?

4) List and describe some of the implications of social work practice from this book?

5) What social policies would have a major, positive impact on the African American community?

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