“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. 18 Mar Marketing Communications Pioneer, Tom Burrell, born March 18, , is a recognized leader and change-agent credited with revolutionizing. 7 May Book Review of Brainwashed: the Nonfiction, Paperback by Tom Burrell ( SmileyBooks, May 07, ).

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Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

One of the best work of Black people that I have ever read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Women. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nrainwashed 01, Tiffany rated it it was amazing.

I love the solution oriented writing that propels the reader into action. 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.

It demands that we question our self-defeating attitudes and behaviors. Brainwashed is not a reprimand—it is a call to action. Very detailed and well researched.

This book provided an interesting analysis of the “brainwashing” that plagues the psyche of many black Americans.

Plus, it asks blacks to look carefully at all media and entertainment and asks what is really being said and is it brurell me down or picking me up. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


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. 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.

Remain Thought provoking, capable of starting a social revolution. 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!

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn this little known system for timing the market. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I read this with my 10th graders, and all they seemed to pull from it were bad ideas about their culture. Mar 04, Erica added it.

I guess the other challenge that I had is when do we give ourselves permission to laugh at our own plight without feeling condemned ;: The Black Queens Volume 4. Give it byrrell them before they get out and have to learn everything in this book the hard way.

As an adult this book didn’t tell me anything that I hadn’t already figured out, but it was still a good read and will be a good resource. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


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A bit too pessimistic; we are making progress slowly but steadily but we do indeed need to work on solidarity, community, self-respect, etc. We can no longer continue to blame others for our current state no offense to many. Great book with buerell insights to fight the power. This book should be a wake up call to stop the inferiority of Black people. Is it wrong to suggest that all African-americans read this book? This book has changed my MIND, and the resolution will not be televised!

Difficult to read, but necessary. This was a great book as it gave detailed information about the plight of African-Americans in light of media exploitation. Smiley Books; 1 edition February 1, Language: See and discover other brainwazhed Don’t have a Kindle? brainashed

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I’ve always been about perspective. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. About the Author Marketing communications pioneer and Advertising Hall of Fame inductee Tom Burrell is credited with revolutionizing the image of African Btainwashed in television and changing the face of American advertising.