I’m really tempted to go off on a rant. Not against Carter G. Woodson and his faults. No, I’ve taken to heart his criticisms of Black college educated people. Because he’s right. We suck.
We, and I am speaking as an African-American woman with two graduate degrees, haven’t done enough, and some of us have done nothing but exploit Black pain and misery for our own advancement. I look at the test scores for Black children and despair, because they are sorely miseducated. And those Blacks who do succeed in academia do they use their education to serve the Black community? Woodson was annoyed at educated Blacks who could not (would not?) use their education to support Black business or understand the Black customer.
Okay, rant over, here’s a list of the 2022 reprints of the 2021 posts, with a little editing.
Chapter 1- THE SEAT OF THE TROUBLE
Chapter 2- HOW WE MISSED THE MARK
Chapter 3- HOW WE DRIFTED AWAY FROM THE TRUTH
Chapter 4- EDUCATION UNDER OUTSIDE CONTROL
Chapter 5- THE FAILURE TO LEARN TO MAKE A LIVING Part 1 and Part 2
Chapter 6- THE EDUCATED NEGRO LEAVES THE MASSES
Chapter 7- DISSENSION AND WEAKNESS
Chapter 8- PROFESSIONAL EDUCATED DISCOURAGED
Chapter 9- POLITICAL EDUCATION NEGLECTED
Chapter 10- THE LOSS OF VISION
Chapter 11- THE NEED FOR SERVICE RATHER THAN LEADERSHIP
Chapter 12 HIRELINGS IN THE PLACES OF PUBLIC SERVANTS
Chapter 13- UNDERSTAND THE NEGRO
Chapter 14- THE NEW PROGRAM
Chapter 15- VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE
Chapter 16- THE NEW TYPE OF PROFESSIONAL MAN REQUIRED
Chapter 17- HIGHER STRIVINGS IN THE SERVICE OF THE COUNTRY
Chapter 18- THE STUDY OF THE NEGRO
This was fun and educational. You should read the whole book or listen to the audiobook.
Source: To save on typing I used the History is a Weapon website’s reprinting of The Mis-Education of the Negro.