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  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Createspace (May 13 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477462252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477462256
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 15 x 22.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)


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By Michael Brown on Feb. 22 2005
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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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The book is fifty old, however it's methodologies still remain viable for every African-American. The writer stated has factual, yet biased opinions about the black experience, along with his views concerning religion, politics and the shortcomings of the American educational system. It is not a must read for every African-American parent, but I must say, it will change your mindset as to how a parent should educate their children. Grab a cup of java with this one and relax!
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Carter G. Woodson's constructive critique of the how the education system in America plays a pivotal role in ensuring African-Americans' dependence on white America. This is not book of protest. In fact, Mr. Woodson proposes that, "One should rely upon protest only when it is supported by a constructive program". The writing here is clear, concise and compelling. I often don't finish reading books. This one was very difficult to put down. This book is a MUST READ for all African-Americans. You didn't hear me...READ THIS BOOK!
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The negative, incredulous readers/reviewers should read Psychiatry: The Ultimate Betrayal by Bruce Wiseman as the companion to this book. It very well may change your mind about your opinion of this work and others like it.
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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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I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book because I thought it was going to contain a whole lot of things that has been aleady said. Like, "the white man has done this or that." I was pleasantly surprised. This book had me glued to its pages. Carter G. Woodson was truly a visionary in his thoughts. He expressed everything in layman's term so as to not escape the average reader. The Black race has truly been miseducated and Wodson gives us specifics. Some of which I have thought of but never actually knew how to express. If you are studying the economics, politics of african-american history this should be your first read.
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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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