Dr. Henrie Treadwell Discusses Plight of African American Men and Boys Tomorrow
On KAZI Book Review tomorrow at 8am CT – Dr. Henrie Treadwell, author of Beyond Stereotypes in Black and White: How Everyday Leaders Can Build Healthier Opportunities for African American Boys and Men. Listen live online at kazifm.org.
“African American boys and men are more victims than victimizers – yes, they are unemployed, underemployed, undereducated and incarcerated at higher rates than any other group in the United States,” says Dr. Treadwell, “but when the plight of these boys and men is discussed, it is often from a blame the victim perspective. What is not acknowledged is the havoc their marginalization wreaks on them as individuals, on their children and families, on their neighborhoods, and on this potential workforce that could add to the overall growth of the US. economy.”
Dr. Henrie Treadwell is a full time Research Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. Her major responsibilities include program oversight and management for Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved, a special informing policy initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.