14 Jan Buy Brainwashed by Tom Burrell now! “Black people are not dark-skinned white people,” says advertising visionary Tom Burrell. In. 1 Feb 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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I do agree that something needs to be done and we each African American had a duty to reverse the curse of inferior thinking in everyday life. Oct 16, Demetri Henry rated it liked it.

This book is very insightful and speaks about many of the issues that plague the African American and even Afro-Caribbean societies. I don’t think it’s wrong to buy nice things though not all the time and neglect essential responsibilities.

Too many think that because slavery ended in brrell mid s, the psychic and economic scars are also in the past. Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too many in black America are still wandering in the wilderness. The author displays the parallelisms between the root causes and the untruths that continue to endure, complete with proposed remedies.

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority

Braunwashed book has changed my life. Solution Focused Excellent and throughout examinatiom of current circumstances with emphasis on how we got here. Feb 21, Arvis rated it really liked it. Provocative and thought provoking!!


Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

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. It’s time to reverse the BI campaign with a globally based initiative that harnesses the power of new media and the wisdom of intergenerational coalitions.

This book has changed my MIND, and the resolution will not be televised! Some of us experience vast wealth, others are firmly established in a “middle class”, others have yet to break the chains of crippling poverty. Don’t agree with all of his points but the ways in which blacks have been brain-washed into accepting inferiority is well presented and supported.

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There is also another book in which linked to this one and its called ‘ What mama couldn’t tell us about love by Brenda Richardson and Brenda Wade’ this book I also recommend to read. Racism is not the issue; how we respond to media distortions and programmed self-hatred is the issue. Open Preview See a Problem? One of those books that makes you question the choices that seemed so innocent.

While these problems are not confined to the black community they are particularly destructive to the black community. In essence, just because a black president was elected inwe cannot assume that the black community has moved forward.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Aug 29, Gloria Springer rated it it was amazing. Other editions – View all Brainwashed: I read Brainwashed with the expectation that Mr. Mar 04, Erica added it. Sep 01, Tiffany rated it it was amazing.


I shook my head in disgust, but I was too scared to tell them to shut up. Jackson rated it it was amazing.

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. I can definitely understand all of the propaganda used to brainwash young African American minds.

There are so many takeaways and it made me examine myself to see if I was adding to the brainwashing. 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 to this crossroads.

Aug 18, Dr Clarence rated it it was amazing.

Is it wrong to suggest that all African-americans read this book? Further, blacks should embrace their natural features and feel proud of how their appearance corresponds to their genetic roots. It demands that we question our self-defeating attitudes and behaviors.