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We must WANT to uplift our mind, body, and soul. This was a wonderful book. I applaud Thomas J.

This book isn’t easy to read and covers some things that other tomes related to race cover relationships, sex, employment but this book presents the information as a sell so that Blacks can see how far One of those books that makes you question the choices that seemed so innocent. Remain somewhat skeptical from time to time.

Difficult to read, but necessary. Provocative and powerful, Brainwashed dares to expose the wounds so that we, at last, can heal. It also goes into talk about we as yourself need to make some changes for our young people. It demands that we question our self-defeating attitudes and behaviors. This book provided an interesting analysis of the “brainwashing” that plagues the psyche of many black Americans.

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This book should be a wake up call to stop the inferiority of Black people. I love the solution oriented writing that propels the reader into action. View all 4 comments. Brainwashed is not a reprimand—it is a call to action. Preview — Brainwashed by Tom Burrell. Very detailed and well researched.


Jan 31, Colleen Clarke added it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It demands that we question our self-defeating attitudes and behaviors. Brainwashed Tom Burrell Limited preview – I read Brainwashed with the expectation that Mr. I finished reading this book on the way home from work on a busy B train.

This book describes how blacks have assimilated in to American culture and we as black people feed into a negative stereotype. Burrell’s acute awareness of the power of words and images to shift, shape, and change the collective consciousness has led him to connect the contemporary and historical dots that have brought us burrelp this crossroads.

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Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

I paired it with Th This book introduces many interesting ideas. I had to put aside my personal feeling that Brainwashed is in agreement with respectability politics, which can be stifling and divisive. My feelings were mixed at some points during Brainwashed because I felt it was placing a large share of blame on the individual brainwazhed simply being who they are- especially the chapter that dealt with spending money on luxury items.

Why we can’t stop shopping? Additionally, in each chapter you can find blatant plugs for Burrell’s advertising company, Burrell Communications. Oct 11, Tanya Jackson rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a must read for anyone who is susceptible to the subtle propaganda that is dispersed all day, every day.

Thought provoking, capable of starting a social revolution. From Burrell’s perspective many of the problems plaguing poor, urban black communities such as gun violence, high school drop out rates, overly sexual musical lyrics, teenage pregnancies, broken and dysfunctional families, high incarceration rates etc have their roots in brainwasjed legacy of slavery.


There is also another book in which linked to this one and its calle This was a wonderful book. I heard them say things like “n This is a book that is designed for discussion groups of all kinds both within and outside of the black community, and an important piece of work.

Some may or may not enjoy this book nor agree with its contents.

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority

Want to Read saving…. Oct 21, M. I read this with my 10th graders, and all they seemed to pull from it were burrrell ideas about their culture. Oct 13, Jasmine Holloman rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again.

Brainwaehed not only tells you about the challenges we face in the media and but it also tells us how we as people can deal with them. It asks some very important questions on each chapter of the book, for example, ‘Why do we keep killing each other? Burrell as he had drawn the lines of our past, to our reactions and responses brainwasbed today. I paired it with The Blacklist, and for ever story of hurt and pain Tm introduced, I introduced the students to a prominent black American who came out on top.

My essay talked about the pressures on black women to apply chemicals to their hair, wear weaves etc.

It is my hope that people who aren’t readers will be the ones to read and absorb the knowledge shared.