About the Author(s)
Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago.
"This unique volume, through careful original research, explores how African American males respond to the challenges and barriers they face in their day-to-day struggles to survive. The chapters cover a range of issues in the experiences of these men, including their developmental transitions, their physical and mental health, their family roles, and the impact of incarceration on their own lives and the lives of their families. The chapter authors not only provide compelling evidence on the contemporary status of African American males, they also present thoughtful reflections on the policy implications of their research's findings."
--William Julius Wilson, PhD, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University
"Dr. Waldo Johnson, a leader in social work research, has compiled a powerful volume of thoughtful reviews and empirical research on the status of men of color. His book lays out the complex challenges they face while charting a hopeful path towards practice and policy solutions. This work is essential for anyone whose work touches the lives of men of color."
--John A. Rich, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Health Management and Policy, Drexel University School of Public Health
"This volume brings together in one place an unprecedented collection of resources for practitioners dealing with the distinctive needs of one of the poorest groups in American society, African American males. Chapters filled with quantitative and qualitative data lay out the issues in cogent and arresting detail. Other chapters then provide a much-needed overview and discussion of existing programs and contemporary policy issues."
--Mercer L. Sullivan, PhD, Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice
"This strengths-based book does not sugarcoat the issues that society faces, yet it offers hope. Answers are in the chapters. Every social worker should own a copy." -- Social Service Review