Chains and images of psychological slavery pdf download
breaking the chains of psychological slavery | Black People | SlaveryNa'im Akbar, Ph. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form wi thout permission from the publishers, except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review to be pri nted in a newspaper or magazine. It was reissued with some minor revisions in and during the last dozen years, well over , of these books have been printed and sold. Despite the brevity and simplicity of the book, readers have repeatedly told us this is one of the most significant of the books we have written and distributed over the last 20 years. The significance of this book seems to have been the result of the fact that it directly identified a wide range of persisting problems which plague the African-American community. When these problems were traced to the African-American experience of slavery, they seemed to have made intuitive sense to so many of us who are the descendants of those slaves.
Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery
Naim Akbar takes us through a tour of our history as a Black community, and through many comparisons, links our modern behaviours to their historical roots. He begins by frstly speaking about ork, hich, rather than being a naturally rearding task, connotes inferiority and slavery in the minds of the black community! A trend of destructive amboyancy has arisen in the Black community over many centuries. He linked this mentality to that of children playing dress! Akbar speaks about leadership, and ho ithin our community, the trust, respect and upheaval of natural indigenous leaders has been and is currently very lo.
Akbar The following paragraphs express my opinions about the concepts that are discussed in the three chapters of the book. The Psychological Legacy of Slavery Black attitude towards: Work The author has explained that the African-Americans were bonded by slavery and they toiled day and night not for their own profit but for the wellbeing of their masters. Naturally, there is a general inclination among the Black people about work — hatred. As a result, they started hating work and despised whenever they were made to it. The author believes that even after several years, those memories have strong effect on. I would agree with the author on this view because the Black people express their hatred towards doing work very blatantly and survive their lives through other means such as cheating and gambling.
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