Black Psychologist Releases New Book Highlighting Psychology's Role in the School-To-Prison Pipeline
-- "Psycho-Academic Holocaust" by Dr. Umar Johnson discusses how ADHD and other diagnoses poorly discriminate between normal and abnormal behaviors amongst Black boys. --
Philadelphia, PA (March 19, 2013) -- Motivational and inspirational presenter, Dr. Umar Johnson, a descendant of Frederick Douglass, the 19th century Abolitionist, releases his highly-anticipated 1st book detailing how learning disabilities and psychiatric medications are fueling the school-to-prison pipeline. Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education & ADHD Wars Against Black Boys discusses such topics as the movement to eliminate public education, the role of Black language/Ebonics in the mis-education process, the psycho-pharmaceutical control of the mental health establishment, the intentional mis-diagnosing of Black boys for economic gain, mandatory high school graduation exams and schoolhouse racism.
This book is the first of its kind to take readers on an inside tour of the special education machine and how it operates. It is also the first book of the 21st century to explore each of the four major disruptive behavior disorders (ADHD, CD, ODD, DBD-NOS) and how these diagnoses poorly discriminate between normal and abnormal behaviors amongst Black boys.
A very easy yet powerful read, Psycho-Academic Holocaust has been written for laypersons with everyday language, and should be read by all adults who care about the future of young Black males in America, England, Canada and the Caribbean. An entire chapter has been dedicated to teaching parents and teachers how to eliminate challenging and disruptive behaviors without medication. Still another chapter, entitled "Frequently Asked Questions," provides African-American parents, youth workers, and advocates with vital information they can use to help protect African-American males from psychiatric racism and educational Jim Crowism. The author is a doctor of clinical psychology, certified school psychologist and child therapist, with 15 years of experience working with at-risk children of color.
As an expert educational diagnostician, Dr. Umar works with Intellectually Disabled, Autistic, Emotionally Disturbed, and Learning Disabled children and their families. Founder of the National Movement to Save Black Boys (NMSBB), Dr. Umar is on a mission to build an independent residential school district for African-American boys and girls who have been academically abused by the American Public and Charter School System. He is available for radio interviews, television appearances, guest presentations and book-signings.
For more details about Dr. Umar, visit www.DrUmarJohnson.com or follow him on Twitter @DrUmarJohnson
About The Book:
Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education & ADHD Wars Against Black Boys
By Umar Johnson
Prince of Pan-Africanism Publishing
Price: $20.00 USA
Pages: 204 pages, Paperback, 6 X 9
Publication Date: March 2013
Genre: Psychology, Education, Political Science
Umar Johnson, Psy.D.
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