The Artificial Nigger Adults frequently make conscious attempts to pass on their values and judgments concerning a number of matters to younger generations by sharing their own views. Generally, the advice they pass on is helpful for one to become a successful, productive member of the general population; however, this process of indoctrination can be harmful if the views shared by the elder are racist. Gerald Vizenor's "Measuring My Blood" and Flannery O'Connor's "The Artificial Nigger"
In Flannery O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger, we see the story of a grandfather (Mr. Head) and his grandson (Nelson) who take a trip to the city of Atlanta. Along the way the grandfather and Nelson encounter many situations that both challenge them and condemn them. In the end, however, the two both learn a valuable lesson. Ironically they only learned this after leaving their own home, getting lost someone else’s home and then returning to their home. Flannery O’Connor uses this short story to presents