My aim is that the book appeals to diverse persons, including everyday people, avid readers, educators, researchers, policy makers, politicians, heath providers, pastors, community leaders, employers, governments and anyone with interest in engaging what co-creates life as we know and experience it in the United States of America.
'Trance-formation: Why Black Children Pick the White Doll,' will be of interest to those seeking to understand U.S. societies; underpinnings, e.g. the causes and effect behind why a majority of Black children, who have taken the famous [Clark] ‘Doll Test,’ still fail to see themselves as equal to, as “good” or as valuable as White people.
Since the first ‘Doll Test,’ conducted by Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark in 1939, up until very recently, essentially, test results remain the same. Most Black children tested chose the White doll as better than the Black (and better than them). This, even in a 2013 study, despite the 2008 election and reelection of the nation’s first president of African descent.
Many books seek to discuss one or another of problems faced in U.S. Black communities. However, no book has yet sought a holistic understanding of U.S. environmental, social and cultural factors that cause self-conceptual challenges plaguing legions of Black children and adults. This time with solutions included.