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Racism Learned at an Early Age Through Racial Scripting: Racism at an Early Age Paperback – February 1, 2007

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse; First Edition edition (February 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1425925952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1425925956
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,160,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A retired Washington University professor, Robert L. Williams in 1973 coined the term "Ebonics" which came into use as controversy grew around the linguistic status of Black language. He has been a steadfast critic of racial and cultural inequities in standardized IQ testing of African American schoolchildren. Developer of the Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity he published more than 60 professional articles and two books including Ebonics: theTrue Language of Black Folks and The Collective Black Mind: Toward an Afrocentric Theory of the Black Personality. Dr. Williams has been a guest on several national television programs relating to IQ testing, including CBS's "IQ Myth" with Dan Rather, Prime Time Saturday Night, The Phil Donohue Show and The Montel Williams Show. Most recently he appeared on Black Entertainment Television (BET) and NBC News to discuss the controversial topic "EBONICS".. His works were, also, used for one of the "Good Times" TV programs. Dr. Williams has been employed as Staff Psychologist, Arkansas State Hospital (Little Rock, Arkansas); Chief Psychologist, VA Hospital (St. Louis, Missouri) Director of a Hospital Improvement Project (Spokane, Washington) and Consultant for the National Institute of Mental Health (San Francisco, California). From 1970 -1992 he was employed as Full Professor of Psychology and African and African -American Studies at Washington University. He developed the Black Studies at Washington University and served as its first Director. He retired from Washington University and is now Professor Emeritus. Dr. Williams returned to the academy (2001-2004) as The Distinguished Visiting Professor of Black Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia and served as the University's Interim Director of Black Studies for the academic year 2002-2003. Robert L. Williams earned a BA degree (cum laude and Distinction in Field) from Philander Smith College (Little Rock, Arkansas); M.Ed. from Wayne State University (Detr

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Natalie Jones on April 8, 2009
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I am an African American who had to read this book for an African American psychology class. When I first started reading it, I was very turned off by it. The text initially engaged in a lot of "Why did Whites do this," and "Why did Whites do that" type of rambling. After a while, it got pretty redundant. It could easily put someone off. After reading for a little longer the book got more interesting, especially at the end. It talks a great deal about how Whites develop prejudice, what types of prejudices there are, and how these prejudices can be changed for better or worse. Period. However, you will find that the author basically repeats these concepts in every chapter over and over again, along with the same stories to reiterate his point over and over. The book cut have been easily cut in half. In addition, I found that the author sounded quite bitter and angry in the beginning of the book. It would be more helpful to me, if an author is trying to educate someone, they should do it from a neutral standpoint, otherwise it will turn people off, even someone who can identify with being African American and who has some of the same frustration.
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