Highlights

  • Describes how issues relating to poverty, education, and family can lead to the "adultification" of black boys, contributing to adverse life outcomes

  • Explores the relationships between race and stress-related disorders, detailing the impact of racism on the attitudes and values of African American boys

  • Examines institutionalized racism as a pervasive and unacknowledged problem in American society​

  • Offers culturally specific interventions for working with African American males

Endorsements

"Spielberg and Vaughans bring brilliant social science analytics and compassionate pragmatic thought to bear upon one of our most troublesome problems in education and they demonstrate both the promise and limitations of rationale thought when superimposed on the immorality of racial and economic subjugation. Thinking within these constraints, Spielberg and Vaughans present a cogent program, informed by research, for intervening in the lives of a marginalized and oppressed group of young men. It is well that he includes, as do I, rational defiance of racist oppression. For young men fortunate enough to experience what is prescribed; an easier life is promised."

Edmund W. Gordon

John Musser Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Richard March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia University

Endorsements

"Spielberg and Vaughans bring brilliant social science analytics and compassionate pragmatic thought to bear upon one of our most troublesome problems in education and they demonstrate both the promise and limitations of rationale thought when superimposed on the immorality of racial and economic subjugation. Thinking within these constraints, Spielberg and Vaughans present a cogent program, informed by research, for intervening in the lives of a marginalized and oppressed group of young men. It is well that he includes, as do I, rational defiance of racist oppression. For young men fortunate enough to experience what is prescribed; an easier life is promised."

Edmund W. Gordon

John Musser Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Richard March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia University

Other Publications

"The Young Men of East Jerusalem Have Nothing To Lose"  Haaretz, August, 2017

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.804946

Warren Spielberg Phd

"Why Men Must Be Heroic" The Journal of Men's Studies, 1993, 2(2), 173-178. https://doi.org/10.3149/jms.0202.173

"No-Man's Land: Hearing the Voices of Palestinian Young Men Residing in East Jerusalem," Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 2016, Vol. 22, No. 3, 272-281
Warren Spielberg, The New School of Public Engagement
 
Khuloud Jamal Khayyat Dajani and Taisir Abdallah
Al-Quds University
Read the article here.

Op-ed: "See the sweetness of black boys," NY Daily News, January 18, 2016 MLKing Day

Warren Spielberg & Kirkland Vaughans

News Mention

"What Do American Teens Want?
Less Racism." News Week Cover Story

By Abigail Jones on 05/12/16