First and foremost, one must explore one of Morrison’s earliest novels: Sula. A novel that focuses on the dilemmas correlated with the organization of segregation. Specifically, t...
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...can communities within the Midwestern and Northeaster metropolitan cities starting from the “Great Migration.” In 1957, a study administered by Duncan and Duncan determined that “there was enough socioeconomic differentiation among [African American] neighborhoods in Chicago to warrant a separate analysis of class-based segregation, apart from their larger study of black-white residential differences” (Article). What makes this so fascinating is that for the first moment in American antiquity, officials had to officially recognize the presence of an African-American middle-class. While on the surface this may seem benevolent, but this recognition of various socio-economic levels within the African-American community suggested that despite segregation oppressing the basic civil liberties of African-American’s, the spark of the civil rights movement had been enkindled.
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