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Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery

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In this long-awaited, important and highly readable book, Dr. Na'im Akbar addresses these questions:

" Are African-Americans still slaves ?" "Why can't Black folks get together ?" "What is the psychological consequences for Blacks and Whites of picturing God as a Caucasian ?"

Learn how to break the chains of your mental slavery with this new book by one of the world's outsta
Paperback, 79 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Mind Productions & Associates (first published June 1996)
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Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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amazing. opened my eyes. EVERY black person should read this! you will most likely remained mentally enslaved if you don't.

Aug 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Again, during my stockholm syndrome phase. I also enjoy thinking about how individual psychology is passed on intergenerationally and how that affects the society as a whole, and vice versa. FASCINATED.
Chris Boyer
Aug 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a weapon that the devil doesn't want our children to read
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Profound perspective on modern day assumptions.
Mar 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Yvon Numa
one of the greatest books I have read recently on pan-africanism. these concepts are not new but yet they are articulated well that when reading it begins to start a shared epiphany. Breaking the chains is not a manual to start doing so but yet a catalyst to start to understand the african american plight in america and/or beyond.
Sherreka Burton
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
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All my people need to read this. He said some thing I couldn't hang with, like Bill Cosby being a great mind or some ish like that o_O, but overall, it was very informative. This Stockholm syndrome over my people is too strong. We must break free!!
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* Understanding Oppression: African American Rights (Then and Now)

perez carlos
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very good read really open my mind to or should say change the way i saw not only myself but the world around me

Debi Ferguson
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Truly an eye opener. I've read this book twice.
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Penetrating explanation of the historical/psychological factors handed down from generation to generation and formulated and instilled by white supremacy.
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Dr. Na'im Akbar has been acclaimed by Essence Magazine as "one of the world's preeminent Psychologists and a pioneer in the development of an African-centered approach in modern psychology." Akbar has served as Associate Professor at Norfolk State University, was Chairman of the Morehouse College Psychology Department and is currently on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Florida State ...more
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