My Brother Moochie: Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South
Issac J. Bailey

My Brother Moochie: Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South

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At the age of nine, issac j. Bailey saw his hero, his eldest brother, taken away in handcuffs, not to return from prison for thirty-two years. Bailey tells the story of their relationship and of his experience living in a family suffering from guilt and shame. Drawing on sociological research as well as his expertise as a journalist, he seeks to answer the crucial question of why moochie and many other young black men--including half of the ten boys in his own family--end up in the criminal justice system. Issac j. Bailey.

Publisher: Other Press