I’m warning you, once you open this compact collection of six razor-sharp essays, you’re going to have to stand back! Black, White, Yellow, Brown, Red, male, female, straight, gay, college-educated, streetwise, conservative, liberal, whatever – it doesn’t matter. From the initial essay detailing Robin D. G. Kelley’s take on how traditional social scientists construct the ghetto, “Looking for the ‘Real’ Nigga,” to the final take, “Looking B[l]ackward: 2097-1997,” readers of Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional! are literally compelled by the strength of Kelley’s arguments to identify and/or re-think their positions in the contemporary “culture wars” fray.
July 11, 2007