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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Brainwashed by Tom Burrell. In fact, they are much more. Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too many in black America are still wandering in the wilderness. Brainwashed is not a reprimand—it is a call to action. It demands that we question our self-defeating attitudes and behaviors.
Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell
Racism is not the issue; how we respond to media distortions and programmed self-hatred is the issue. Provocative and powerful, Brainwashed dares to expose burtell wounds so that we, at last, can heal. Paperbackpages. Published February 1st by SmileyBooks first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Brainwashedplease burrsll up. Lists with This Book. Mar 25, Jackie rated it really liked it. This book provided an interesting analysis of the “brainwashing” that plagues the psyche of many black Americans.
Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
Definitely essential reading for anyone who is black and living in America, this book carefully weaves in the history of the black American community, and how deep rooted insecurities reach back into the period of slavery.
I finished reading this book on the way home from work on a busy B train. Young black males were on the train throwing around their penises in their pants and their words.
I heard them say things like “n I shook my head in disgust, but I was too scared to tell them to shut up. In essence, just because a black president was elected inwe cannot assume that the black community has moved forward.
Health issues mental and physicalpoverty, disunity, lack of opportunity, deep insecurity, lack of education, and self-hatred are rampant in many black communities in America.
On the contrary, the pointers that Burrell put forward to encourage and uplift the black community were a little thin. Although Burrell delineated the problems, he wasn’t elaborate in his ideas about how to fix them. Brainwshed Burrell wants to get people thinking so that the next generation can devise solutions to changing the way blacks perceive themselves, and therefore how they are perceived by others………………… Nevertheless this was a book that kept me intrigued with the reality of the “Black Inferiority Complex” a state of mind that I explored in an essay a few years back.
My essay talked about the pressures on black women to apply chemicals to their hair, wear weaves etc. Further, blacks should embrace their natural features and feel proud brurell how their appearance corresponds to their genetic roots. May 13, Joi Reece rated it really liked it.
I must say that I quite enjoyed this book. Provocative and thought provoking!! This book asserts that African Americans have been subjected to mental enslavement via brainwashing. It’s almost like a modern day Pavlov experiment. Conditioning at its saddest supported by a multitude of interesting examples. The author display I must say that I quite enjoyed this book.
The author displays the parallelisms between the root causes and the untruths that continue to endure, complete with proposed remedies. Some may or may not enjoy this book nor agree with its contents. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you fall within, this book will undoubtedly spark a lot of conversation and possibly self reflection.
That said, for those mentally prepared for some truth, this is a book to pick up and read.
Thought provoking, capable of starting a social revolution. Burrell goes beyond exposing the problems infecting our mental psyche by providing us with the why; Why we feel, think and believe the myth’s, stereotypes and generalizations presented to us.
Brainwashed provides many teaching moments. For me the BIGgest take away is to not become overly attached to an idea, thought, phrase or image; Because someone or something you trust says it, writes it or prints it doesn’t make it real. Braijwashed Thought provoking, capable of starting a social revolution.
Remain somewhat skeptical from time to time. This book has definitely enlightened me. I can definitely understand all of the propaganda used to brainwash young African American minds. This stuff is real and has been going on for years. I really just love the fact that Tom Burrell uses historical evidences. He is absolutely right, we bbrainwashed need to wake up and try our hardest to break free from our slave like minds.
I would read this book again and recommend for anyone no matter what race to read it and help others to understand what’s going on This book has ton enlightened me. I would read this book again and recommend for anyone no matter what race to read it and help others to understand what’s going on because it is very real. Jul 26, Drick rated it really liked it Shelves: Tom Burrell is a successful marketing executive who turns his attention to the challenges and struggles in the African American community.
He speaks as African-American to other African Americans, so for me as a white person it was like listening in on a conversation that most whites do not ever have a chance to hear. 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 preg Tom Burrell is a successful marketing executive who turns his attention to the challenges and struggles in the African American community.
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 the legacy of slavery. While these problems are not confined to the black community they are brqinwashed destructive to the black community.
In the end Burrell stresses that many of the challenges facing the black community, while in large part due to systemic and institutional racism, can only be overcome once the black community unifies around a common vision for change. Bbrainwashed 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. Feb 21, Arvis rated it really liked it.
Overall, I was not disappointed with this book I actually quite enjoyed reading it. It highlighted key aspects of African American rather American history that I did not know, particularly the meticulously calculated and systematic deprecation of people of color by way of the media. I really appreciate this insight and I am now more conscious of the black inferiority beliefs still affecting many people of burdell skin colors and nationalities.
However, I disagree with a few of his methods to c Overall, I was not disappointed with this burfell However, I disagree with a few of his methods to combat the effects of being ‘brainwashed’ – to me they are too puritanical.
But I do agree with him that some black people often don’t acknowledge their persistent inferiority complexes – and brainwasher root cause brainwxshed it – because they are afraid of being labeled as non-progressive and ‘stuck in the past’. And this in turn prevents awakening, which can eventually lead to change.
I happily recommend this book to anyone curious or interested in learning more about the influence of propaganda in the portrayal of African Americans.
View all 4 comments. Sep 10, Jeremy rated it it was amazing. One of the best work of Black people that I have ever read. This book should be a wake up call to stop the inferiority of Black people. I applaud Thomas J. Burrell for having the courage to write this book.
A must have book collection! Jan 31, Colleen Clarke added it. This book is very insightful and speaks about many of the issues that plague the African American and even Afro-Caribbean societies. I must agree that our mindset and lifestyles has to change, in order to affectuate positive changes.
In order to change behavior, we have to change our belief system – placing more attention and priorities on our families and the importance of positive and beneficial changes – not to forget our neighbors.
We can no longer continue to blame others for our current st This book is very insightful and speaks about many of the issues that plague the African American and even Afro-Caribbean societies.
We can no longer continue to blame others for our current state no offense to many. We must WANT to uplift our mind, body, and soul.
Negative Images ‘Brainwash’ African Americans
More Than a Book Burrell. This book has changed my life. I started tomm an open mind, and finished with a new purpose for the betterment of our people.
Truly a gem in disguise. Aug 20, Beverlee rated it really liked it Shelves: I read Brainwashed with the expectation that Mr. Burrell would offer a concise yet thorough analysis of why Black America is in a perpetual state of frenzy.
Some of us experience vast wealth, others are firmly established in a “middle class”, others have yet to break the chains of crippling poverty. My feelings were mixed at some points during Brainwashed because I felt it was placing a large share of blame on the individual for simply being who they are- especially the chapter that dealt with s I read Brainwashed with the expectation that Mr.
My feelings were mixed at some points during Brainwashed because I felt it was placing a large share of blame on the individual for simply being who they are- especially the chapter that dealt with spending money on luxury items.