"The Mis-Education of the Negro" Analytical Essay by writingsensation

"The Mis-Education of the Negro"
A summary and exploration of this book by Carter G. Woodson.
# 67861 | 1,647 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US


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Carter G. Woodson's work, "The Mis-Education of the Negro", initially published in 1933, is a look at education of the time and how it shortchanged the Negro and the white. Woodson's work is a classic in educational and black studies, and it continues to make some important social and cultural points today. This paper introduces and discusses the book, including a detailed summary, the significance of the work, and a critique of the book.

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"While he may feel he is being honest about the Negroe's reaction to a white-dominated society and education, it does not seem to serve his race well to call a majority of them fools; in fact, it may help flame racial stereotypes that already exist. He continues, "Hundreds of employees of African blood frankly say that they will not work under a Negro" (Woodson 99). Again, he is reducing his race to stereotypes, and shows his own "educated" prejudice against his fellows. While his book is interesting, thought-provoking, and well researched and explained; Woodson's own tendency toward prejudices removes some of his credence and makes the reader wonder about some of this other conjectures and arguments."

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