“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 and centuries of humiliation and deprivation, who have excelled against the odds, constantly making a way out of “No way!” At this pivotal point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a “Going-Ou...more
To his credit, Burrell asks why more black ...more
This book asserts that African Americans have been subjected to mental enslavement via brainwashing. A plan so sinister, that today’s black people accept it as reality and perpetuate it.
“African Americans have been conditioned to see themselves as powerless,” writes Burrell. It's almost like a modern day Pavlov experiment. Conditioning at its saddest supported by a multitude of interesting examples. The author display ...more
Working in media, Tom Burrell is able to give his account at the professional level but also at the historical level and a deeper personal level. I admire how this book wasn't "preaching to t ...more
Too many think that because slavery ended in the mid 1800s, the psychic and economic scars are also in the past.
Not enough time has past, and not enough people of all races have learned that the rationalizations for whites being so dehumanizing has been as well integrated into our society as is Christianity.
It will take centuries, unfortunately, for the ...more
This negative propaganda needs to be countered by positive propaganda. ...more
The truths mentioned in the book are disturbing and can be polarizing if not read through the eyes of understand and a desire to connect on a c ...more
His incisive statements on many of the failings of American Black society and the root causes for those shackles is remarkably expressed.
You might not put the book down and walk away mad (you might), but will have a greater understanding of the intrinsic actions and continued behaviors that thwart the vast major o ...more
-Jamaica survived slavery and colonialism. Despite a black majority, Jamaica struggles with poverty, unemployment, fractured families, violence - many of the problems Burrell attributes to BI.
-Chinese workers brought to the western US to build railroads were treated like slaves. Yet Chinese-Americans today seem to have overcome early racism.
-Native Americans suffered violence, racism, break-ups of family ...more
Well, now imagine that you belong to an entire group of people who for centuries hav ...more
Why do I feel inferior? Why do I eat like I do? Why do I perpetuate these stereotypes and behaviors?
I'm happy I read this book because I would have never thought about black culture in this light. I identified with so much that it was normal ...more
To me, a mark of a good book pushes one's ...more