“Black people are not dark-skinned white people,” says advertising visionary Tom Burrell. In fact, they are much more. They are survivors of the Middle Passage. The Paperback of the Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or. Black people are not dark-skinned white people,” says advertising visionary Tom Burrell. In fact, they are much more. They are survivors of the Middle Passage.

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Whether it’s sagas like Rihanna and Chris Brown, or negative, self-demeaning movies, or characters like those depicted in HBO’s gritty urban drama The Wire — black relationships and families are seen as hopelessly at odds, dysfunctional, violent, and unsubstantial. I mean, if he was going to black, he’d be like a rapper or a basketball player or something.

When did the light dawn?

burrll March 18, 1: And so what has happened is that you have bought into this whole idea of it not of it being harmless, you know. That was a myth that had to be created in order to justify slavery within a democracy.

I mean, we only have to look, nationally, at what has happened with the president’s social secretary, Desiree Rogers, the questioning of her abilities and her subsequent stepping down.

And the Tyler Perry, you know, it’s not politically correct to say, but I see the same thing there.

Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Whites, on the other hand, are comforted by this whole notion of white supremacy, especially given the fact that there is some fear factor there, as well, because underneath, there is this feeling that maybe their ancestors did something wrong. 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.

I did not know, for example, that slave auction posters are amongst the earliest ads in American history. This book has definitely enlightened me. Oh, so high-end automobiles or things like that. There were any number of – well, let me ask you specifically. It wasn’t the slavery that was the main problem.

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Then it comes – it dawns on you burrel, some point in your life, perhaps, if you’re lucky, that wait a minute. 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 definitely enlightened me.

So in our attempt in a materialistic, capitalistic society, to gain somebody-ness, what do we do? Hi, this topic really touches a nerve. Passionate conversations about “no good black men” among groups of black women are not irregularities. These women are quickly relegated to “supermom” status, expected to serve as both the foundation and as the black family’s doormat. My first son is – he’s all black.

Lists with This Book. I was doing pretty well in fourth grade, but I saw myself being moved away from my peers who were basically into the-D’s-will-do category, and they basically started to reject me so I had to dumb down in order burreol fit in. Other editions – View all Brainwashed: The shattering blows on the Negro family have made it fragile, deprived and often psychopathic.

This one will definitely help you engage your own ignorance. This book has changed my MIND, and the resolution will not be televised!

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And when they finally did in the s, we were so excited. Aug 20, Beverlee rated it really liked it Shelves: I was able to identify my own behavior and ideas and where I am in the cycle braimwashed was created for me before I was born.

And you can also join the conversation on our Web site. Fom it is not harmless because what it is, it is reinforcing all of those negative things that you get back when you were Stepin Fetchit. Well, I have to say that the images had been so powerful, I was probably 40 years old before I realized that the whole thing was a sham.

Woodson, a famous black historian, talked about the idea that African-Americans have been basically conditioned to go around to the back door, and if there is no back door, we will insist on one. These situations aren’t fabricated; they’re just carefully picked realities of black life.


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. Oct 13, Jasmine Holloman rated it it was amazing. They are warned to be tough, trust no one, and always, always be prepared for the doomed relationship. We wish we could go to lunch with you today.

Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too many in black America are still wandering in the wilderness.

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority

But in any event, a lot of people call them out the ’40s and the ’50s. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You know, in the old days, when we started, you had white comedians putting on black cork and basically humiliating and ridiculing black people. I did want to ask you about one thing in the book.

This was a wonderful book. Burreell another segment, a young girl slept with two men at the same time, and was unsure who fathered her child. And that shaped a lot of how we behave as consumers.

However, as all propaganda does, it skews the information presented in one direction — the direction of “black as victim. No eBook available Amazon. This book should be a wake up call to stop the inferiority of Black people. And if you can get a black comedian to show up on a late-night talk show and just act the clown, it’s comforting to those people who say, you know, yeah, they are a happy people.

We were all sold a bill of goods: Yet we accept and share these perceptions without question or qualm.