If you're passionate about the need for economic empowerment, overhauling the public-school system, ending mass incarceration, reforming black male culture, or even wondering "What's the big deal?" this book is a must read for you. Raising Cain shines a light on the many ways black males have been abused, misunderstood and left behind by mainstream America, and even their own community. This book also examines the effects of racism, and underscores the role black male culture has played in perpetuating negative stereotypes. Furthermore, it celebrates the immense contributions that black males have made in society, while demanding effective leadership from community ambassadors and America's public institutions.