The Mis-education of the Negro

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The Mis-education of the Negro
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Considered must reading for anyone involved in the education of blacks living in white dominated countries. Points out the shortcomings of a Euro-centric teaching structure that leaves out consideration for black culture and heritage. This has resulted in many blacks living in complete contradiction to their own best interests. Reveals who is to blame and how the problem can be corrected. Strongly points out the importance of black history and culture, and its absence in mainstream educational systems.

Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : The Book Tree, 2007
ISBN: 1585093203
9781585093205
Branch Call Number: 371.8299 W898m 2007
Characteristics: xii, 207 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Alternate Title: Miseducation of the Negro

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Join the discussion on Jan. 27, 2015. In 1933, American historian and educator Woodson delivered a powerful denouncement of Euro-centric school curricula that inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities inclusive of their own culture and heritage. Similar thoughts, expresse... Read More »


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Feb 05, 2015
  • voisjoe1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Woodson, the son of slaves, was an education expert (2nd African-American to receive a PhD from Harvard – an indication of the rampant racism of our prestigious universities for the first 300 years of African-Americans in the New World) and he wrote this book in 1933 based upon his expertise in the education and history fields. He points out that whites, the oppressor of African-Americans from 1619-1933, based upon their white backgrounds, as teachers, continued to expound the theory that negroes were inferior to whites and had no cultural heritage or history to be proud of. Woodson then maintains that mis-educated negroes then continued to teach their students of the inferiority of the black race. He would not be surprised that rampant racism continued to flourish in America through the remainder of the 20th century, but in this book, he advocates that blacks begin to take over the education of their people and begin to instill in them their true history and that education concentrate on fields that would actually hire black workers. Even today, this book should be studied by people of good will to make sure that they don’t inadvertently continue to mis-educate their black students.

Jul 02, 2013

Books and books such as these need to be re-printed and available for public borrowing and usage. They are stored in museums as though African Americans do not need the information they include right now.

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