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  • Black Mean According To Baldwin
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    James Baldwin's book The fire Next Time opens up an entirely new world to most readers. It opens the reader to the harsh world of a black boy growing into a man in the poor city slums and all of the issues that a black man has to face. This book does more for the reader than any article published about the black's living in the poor cities in terms of exposure for the reader. The reason why it has this ability is how James Baldwin wrote it. He was able to express all of himself in the essay form...
  • Hatred Between The Whites And Blacks
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    The Library Card, by Richard Wright is a strong essay on how books can affect and influence readers. Richard Wright writes that his first experience of the real world is accomplished through novels. He read an article criticizing H.L. Mencken and it tempted him to read some of his books. The article labeled Mencken as a fool. Wright wanted to know what this man had done to cause such hatred against him. I wondered what on earth this Mencken had done to call down upon him the scorn of the South. ...
  • Book Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
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    I personally find the book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be a anti-racist book. That is my opinion for these reasons, it was one of the first books of it's day to show a black man as a true person. Secondly it showed the truth of how cruel southern society was. And last, the realism the book tried to show throughout the story. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was one of the first books of it's day show a black man as a true person. There are many examples of this throughout the book, such ...
  • Blacks Need
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    Debra Dickerson, a lawyer and journalist, sets out to inform blacks that they have to give up on the past. If they do not give up on the past, there will be no future for blacks in America. She opens her book, The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folks to Their Rightful Owners, by saying "this book will both prove and promote the idea that the concept of 'blackness,' as it has come to be understood, is rapidly losing its ability to describe, let alone predict or manipulate, the pol...
  • Black Man Like Chillingworth
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    The Black Man of the Forest: A Literary Analysis Essay Of The Scarlet Letter In almost every story there are forces of good and evil that are in conflict. The most dangerous of these evils are those that are not obvious. In Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, the Black Man of the forest is none other than Roger Chillingworth. Some may read the novel and assume that Dimmesdale is the Black Man. It may be viewed that Dimmesdale's affair with Hester is the cause for the scarlet letter, but this is untr...
  • Loco Brothers Attack Alec
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    The book the black stallion legend is about a boy by the name of Alec Ramsey and his horse "the black", Alec and the black go out west because one of Alec's best friend's Pam dies in a horrible car crash. In a moment of madness Alec sets his horse free in to the desert. Then dazed and heartsick, Alec wanders aimlessly until he collapses. A young native American boy by the name of Alph rescues him from death. Alph also recounts a prophecy. According to a local legend, a rider on a big black horse...
  • Descendants Of Islam's Black Slaves
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    In the service of the Sultan Islam's Black Slaves: A History of Africa's Other Black Diaspora Ronald Segal 241 pp, Atlantic Books At a time when the United States, crusading Christianity's last outpost, is again mounting its mangy charger, along comes another book documenting a dark, half-forgotten and deeply unsavoury aspect of Islam. Until Ronald Segal, author of the excellent and similarly panoramic survey of the Atlantic slave trade, The Black Diaspora, began to pick at the scars Arab raider...
  • Black Woman In A Time
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    Book Review Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston was set in Florida in the late 1930's. The main character, Janie, is a black woman in a time when racism was prominent, though this i snot the focus of the story. It was more about her personal triumphs as a woman who was born ofa white father and a black mother. Her mother was raped and left soon after she was born, putting her in the care of her grandmother. Her first husband, Logan Killick's shows her no attention or love from the...
  • Lives Of Two Black Sisters
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    Achebe, China. 1992. Things Fall Apart. New Jersey: Everyman's Library. This is a gripping novel about the problem of European colonialism in Africa. The story relates the cultural collision that occurs when Christian English missionaries arrive among the I bos of Nigeria, bringing along their European ways of life and religion. Angelou, Maya. 1986. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes. New York: Random House. This book provides a first-hand opinions and feelings of black Americans who, livin...

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