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Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority Kindle Edition
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“Black people are not dark-skinned white people,” says advertising visionary Tom Burrell. In fact, they are a lot more.
They are survivors of the Middle Passage and centuries of humiliation and deprivation, who have excelled against the odds, constantly making a way out of “no way!” At this point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a “Going-Out-of-Business Sale.” After all, Barack Obama has reached the Promised Land.
Yet, as Brainwashed: Erasing the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too much of black America is still wandering in the wilderness. In this powerful examination of “the greatest propaganda campaign of all time”—the masterful marketing of black inferiority Burrell poses 10 provocative questions that will make black people look in the mirror and ask why, nearly 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, so many blacks still think like slaves.
Brainwashed is not a reprimand; it is a call to deprogram ourselves of self-defeating attitudes and actions. Racism is not the issue; how we respond to racism is the issue. We must undo negative brainwashing and claim a new state of race-based self-esteem and self-actualization. Provocative and powerful, Brainwashed dares to expose the wounds so that we, at last, can heal.
—Susan L. Taylor
About the Author
- ASIN : B00DJ736R0
- Publisher : Smiley Books; 1st edition (September 1, 2009)
- Publication date : September 1, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 2350 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 313 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #263,912 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Plus, it asks blacks to look carefully at all media and entertainment and asks what is really being said and is it putting me down or picking me up. Most black entertainers make their fortunes degrading themselves and the image of other blacks in this country and we should all distant ourselves from propaganda designed to make us laugh at our own suffering and reinforce white superiority. Dismissal is the most casual form of racism and every time I hear whites say "get over it" or "that was the past" it gives me the impression that they believe blacks don't have minds and there are no psychological effects to centuries of subjugation, persecution, deprivation and incarceration. Read this book and don't allow yourself to be the butt of anymore jokes about fried chicken, big dicks, bad parenting, poverty, crime or prison.
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I have passed this on to my children as I think it is paramount to them to have the knowledge contained in this book as schools and so called 'black history month' do not address this content and I am currently in the process of obtaining as many books as I can that explains their history to them (and this is just one part of it) as knowing your culture and history of your people good and bad alike is necessary to each and every individual. I have searched libraries and popular book stores and am disgusted that none have any books on caribbean history but contain pretty much every other culture on the planet.
As the book states again and again, the job depends on us changing the way we are branded...
Be it through action or if we do not like what is being portrayed in the media, then raising our voices collectively and making a stance.
This book just tells it as it is.
Author gives a good insight on how the media has been used against black people over the centuries and blacj people can use those same medias to change the perception of the world about black people..