Black-On-Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination by Amos Wilson

Black-on-Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in the Service of White Domination represents a distinct milestone in criminology and Afrikan Studies. Its explanatory perspectives on the sociopsychological and politicoeconomic causes of Black-on-Black Violence are exceptionally insightful, incisive and iconoclastic. The psychodynamics of the Black-on-Black criminal are presented here with a depth and clarity rarely seen before.

The main thesis of this book is that the operational existence of Black-on-Black violence in the United States is psychologically and economically mandated by the White American-dominated status quo. The criminalization of the Afrikan male in America is a psychopolitically engineered process designed to maintain the dependency and relative powerlessness of Afrikan communities.

Black-on-Black Violence, however, moves far beyond blaming the victimizer. Its meticulous and painstaking exposure of the psychosocial and intrapsychical dynamics of Black-on-Black criminality is startlingly revealing. Its analyses of the collective psyches of both the White American and Afrikan communities are unsparingly and powerfully instructive. The reader will not be left unmoved.

Although Brother Wilson argues that Black-on-Black violence is orchestrated by White America’s need to maintain its oppressive domination of Afrikans in America, and of Western Europe’s need to continue – without end – its economic exploitation of Africa, he also contends that the ending of Black-on-Black violence is the primary, if not sole, responsibility of Afrikan people in America and abroad. The book, in revealing the anatomy of Black-on-Black violence, simultaneously lays the practical, intellectual and political foundations for its social eradication.