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Download kindle å Makes Me Wanna Holler à A Young Black Man in America Û randarenewables Ü One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America this is the story of Nathan McCall who began life as a smart kid in a close protective family in a black working clEr city where it condemns so many black men to prison to dead end jobs or to violent deaths At once an indictment and an elegy Makes Me Wanna Holler became an instant classic when it was first published in 1994 Now some two decades later it continues to bear witness to the great troubles and the great hopes of our nation With a new afterword by the autho Haven't read this in a while but it made me want to holler alright It is not to say that the society we live in is unracist and colourblind but for the love of the goddess's ample breasts a white man did NOT put a gun in your hand nor did he tell you to rape women Take some responsibility

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One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America this is the story of Nathan McCall who began life as a smart kid in a close protective family in a black working class neighborhood Yet by the age of fifteen McCall was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career that five years later would land him in prison for armed robberyIn these I remember when I was in high school and college how so many black men I knew absolutely loved this book In fact when I was reading this on the train a couple weeks ago a 20 something year old black guy took the time to tell me that he read it twice Makes Me Wanna Holler is a very engaging book that gives readers a lot of insight into how a thug is created The author Nathan McCall did some pretty awful things in his youth He did everythingrunning trains on girls gang rape mugging people on the street breaking into houses stealing cars he even shot a guy in the chest All of this comes from someone who was an excellent student when he chose to be child of two hard working parents and someone who than once thought about how stupid his actions were Yet he still got into trouble and even went to prison The story is something of an inspirational tale and will perhaps make some people look at those thugs on the street with a little compassion and the book will also work its magic on those who can identify with McCall's experiences with racism women and just being a black man in the US

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Makes Me Wanna Holler A Young Black Man in AmericaPages McCall chronicles his passage from the street to the prison yard and later to the newsrooms of The Washington Post and ultimately to the faculty of Emory University His story is at once devastating and inspiring For even as he recounts his transformation McCall compels us to recognize that racism is as pervasive in the newsroom as it is in the inn I have such conflicted feelings about this book Nathan McCall is honest perhaps to a fault about his past as well as his reflections on his adult life We are in the same age cohort; McCall graduated high school in the year before I did and had we not lived at opposite sides of the US we could have attended high school together AND I am glad e did not meet then after reading about McCall's frightful streety behavior as a teen is parents did little to stop or redirect him as he and his friends held up stores at gunpoint got into nasty fights with one anothersometimes also involving loaded weapons and regularly pulled trains gang rapes on girls of their own ethnicity McCall tells the tales of his on iniuity in a detached often dispassionate voice as though reminiscing about a past life McCall returned to the streets after a year as a lackluster student at the local state college and soon fund himself serving a three year term fr violent crimesOne of the aspects of this book I DO like is that religious and political conversion ultimately ere not the solution for McCall; he has had to find his ay n his own though he absorbed himself in both Christianity and Islam at various points and certainly encountered Black revolutionary thought in and out of prison Reading this book I can't decide whether I really like Nathan McCall or not I admire his ability to engage with his inner demons and to confront his past and then his problems with the women in his adult life including those he marries and his retrospective view of his violent past seem flat and too unemotional His genuine love for his children is the most redeeming trait displayed in this book And his easy humor and facile descriptions of trying to make his ay s a first generation African American professional can be absorbing and an easy read McCall is uneven as a writer; there is a big difference between skill at maintaining tone and perspective as a journalist writing news and feature articles and keeping that consistent tone in a book length memoir McCall leaves many unanswered uestions and I find I want to be part of an intelligent thoughtful mixed ethnicity discussion group about how Makes Me Wanna Holler affects its readers