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The MIS-Education of the Negro Paperback – May 13 2012

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  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Createspace (May 13 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477462252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477462256
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950) was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to value and study Black History. He recognized and acted upon the importance of a people having an awareness and knowledge of their contributions to humanity, and left behind an impressive legacy. A founder of Journal of Negro History(Now titled The Journal of African-American History), Dr. Woodson is known as the Father of Black History. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. A Lewis on Jan. 6 2004
Format: Paperback
While reading this book so many things that Cater G. Woodson said back in the 1930's are still going on and are true today. For example, blacks who invest so much faith in the wrong community/political leaders, blacks religious leaders who drive their big expensive cars and give the wrong message to our people and how blacks will not buy from other blacks because they don't want to see him/her get ahead in their own community. Also knowing how blacks have problems taking orders from other blacks in supervisory position.
The thing that most influenced me in this book is that we as black people need to take an aggressive approach to changing and leading our community. We as black americans need to stop looking to white people for our solutions, because we already have the solutions to many of our problems. And last of all we should stop hating one another and start appreciating the great ideals in our community. What makes this book so great is that it shines the spotlight on what is wrong in the black community, but also on ways of how to fix the things that are wrong in the community concerning education, poverty, job creation, business creation and self sufficiency.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lemas Mitchell on Aug. 30 2002
Format: Paperback
This books is quite overrated, though it has been in print for a long time.
The author neglected to put any citations of anything in the book, so far as I have read. Nor did he stick on some specific topic and go about addressing that, as opposed to writing in terms of sweeping generalities. Not helpful.
I KNOW that this will be fodder for Black Studies Departments across the country and it is going to be yet another one of the things that makes the problems in black education WORSE.
If this book were acceptable as authenticated information about what really DID happen in black education up to the time of publishing, it would be a guide to explain what is happening to this very day.
As it is, I can't see it as much more the prototype to some of the foolishness that infects the discourse on black education today.
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By Michael Brown on Feb. 22 2005
Format: Paperback
What I find amazing about this book is its almost prophetic nature. The author writes in a masterly manner, virtually giving directions to the subjects dealt with. Written more than six and a half decades ago, this book spoke of the misdirection in education and the consequences it can have on a society without deep a sense of purpose, a society that is failing to nurture its own values and build on genuine and progressive thoughts. The greatest strength of this book is that it shows us not only the strength of a proper education, but also the negative imparts of an improper education.
This book is still relevant today. Few books have so masterfully challenged the minds of both the mis-educated and the mis-educators as "Mis-Education of the Negro" has done, by calling on society to be humble, accept its errors and choose new directions in education. I strong recommend readers to make themselves familiar with the pages of this book. You will not regret it.
Also recommended: Race matters, Disciples of Fortune
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Every Negro should read this book and be re-educated. Actually, the book is not just for all Afro-Americans but for all "minorities" such as Chicano, etc.
This is a great book; especially it is to be read by those Negroes that are in public office making decisions that can change the fate of members of the so called minorities in America.
Currently there are Negroes appointed to positions where they have to make decisions in cases like for Civil Rights, Discrimination, Courts of Justice, etc. However, those Negroes are not making the correct decisions in their cases, they have to work on, because they are mis-educated.
There are Negroes that are actually punishing minorities, including their own members, by applying, blindly, rules and policies that have been created to keep minorities at the bottom of the ill social strata created in America. Not to say, but tue, those policies and laws were designed to exclude minorities from the American society because, in the background, minorities are not considered made of human beings but they are just "minorities," or beings of an inferior capacity.
Thus, those Negroes "in charge" cannot use their own barred intelligence to see their own wrongdoing in their use of the policy or law; they think, in their stage of mis-education, that as Negroes they would be doing something wrong in a system where they are placed precisely to make decisions and serve justice but in paradox they actually hurt minorities.
I think this book brings to retrospection the self-identity of every Negro.
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This book, written by an African American, was the first one to show that we Africans have a different soul than whites so that white education isn't fit for us and most of us can't cope with it. That the book was written in 1933 should make it a shame that Black-haters like David Horowitz spend all their energy abolishing Black studies and positive discrimination (in his racist, anti-Black books (Hating Whitey ; The Race card, etc.) Now there are many other books by African authors, some quite deep such as P. C. Luthuli's The Philosophical foundations of Black education in South Africa. And even some book by some friendly whites who accept to understand the problem and the need for a separate, all-black education system, I mean Jacqueline Irvine's Black Students and School Failure. A good recent African and practical book is Wilson's Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children. Let's praise people like Woodson, he showed the way for freeing us from the slavery of our minds and souls. Read this book and you will understand that slavery is not only physical, legal, but also a question of imposing us white education, thought, from which we also need liberation.
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