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Analytical Text-Based Essay on the End of Racism through "Black Boy Around 2000 B.C., Egyptians enslaved Jews in bondage like caged animals because they were targeted as a lesser race and Just 1500 years later, the Jews themselves were theculprits of racism labeling the very association with Samaritans as a deepsin. In 18611865, the United States divided brother against brother inone of its bloodiest battles of all time over black slavery. Racismsurvives not simply as an intangible historic fable but as a real modernproblem, also. In current civilization Arab Palestinians war with Israelisto find a homeland; the Ku Klux Klan draws its biggest membership influxin over 20 years; and in the U.S. where freedom reigns, Americans havenever to date voted a person into the president's office who was not awhite male. Denny's restaurants, Texaco gas stations, and Avis car rentalare a few of the number of national companies accused of extolling racismin this "apartheid America." Although less subtle in the lives ofAmericans then, racism also thrived in the souls of people living duringthe 1920's. Even though the war on slavery was over in the battle fields,white racists were blood thirsty lions at heart, as was demonstrated inthe book Black Boy. The setting of Black Boy is in the deepsouth of Jackson, Mississippi where whites attempted to tame intosubmission blacks by hard discipline. Such was the case for Richard inBlack Boy, his autobiography. It seemed that the more Richard gainedsuccess, the more he was hurt. In Black Boy, Richard is abused bywhites because he reminds the whites of their lack of identity and failureto meet society's expectations. ^B^H^G^H^Graft in the midst of a stormysea. Their lives became bland and their world became, "bleak andundeniable." (193) The largeness, the coldness, and squalor of the worldto the white racists then and now are mountains of pain that the racistscan not scale. Like a motherless child, they feel lo...

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